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Buckwheat Zydeco

Born: Nov 14, 1947

Birthplace: Lafayette

Nationality: United States

Buckwheat Zydeco

Date of Birth : Nov 14, 1947
Birth Place : Lafayette

Buckwheat Zydeco is the stage name of Stanley Dural, Jr., an American accordionist and zydeco musician. He is one of the few zydeco artists to achieve mainstream success. His music group is formally billed as Buckwheat Zydeco and Ils Son Partis Band, but often they perform as merely Buckwheat Zydeco. The New York Times says, “Stanley ‘Buckwheat’ Dural leads one of the best bands in America. A down-home and high-powered celebration, meaty and muscular with a fine-tuned sense of dynamics…propulsive rhythms, incendiary performances.” USA Today calls him “a zydeco trailblazer.” Buckwheat Zydeco has performed with a large number of famous musicians from Eric Clapton and U2 to the Boston Pops. The band performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics to a worldwide audience of three billion people. Buckwheat performed for President Clinton twice, celebrating both of his inaugurations. The band has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, CNN, The Today Show, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News, National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition.

Also known as


  • Stanley Dural, Jr.
  • Buckwheat Zydeco & Ils Sont Partis Band
  • Stanley Dural, Jr.

Awards Won


  • Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics
  • Grammy Award for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album
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