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We might be a bit biased, but we think Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas are one of the most dynamic zydeco bands on the planet. Led by deeply soulful Nathan Williams, the Cha Chas are a zydeco band with some serious blues chops whose sound is deeply traditional and also uniquely their own.
Nathan formed The Cha Chas back in 1985, and since then has brought his unique take on this regional South Louisiana music to all corners of the globe. From Lincoln Center in New York to The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Nathan’s music has crossed all barriers to speak to the very heart of his audience. Inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2005, he was honored last year with the Zydeco Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The Cha Chas have been voted the top Festival Band in the country and have won the coveted Big Easy award for Best Zydeco Band for several years running.
Nathan and his band have been featured in the New York Times, Essence, and People Magazine, and on the cover of USA Today. They’ve appeared in films In The Electric Mist and The Kingdom of Zydeco and have worked with artists as diverse as Cindy Lauper, Michael Doucet, and Buddy Guy. Keepers of the Zydeco Flame, they are committed to keeping their Creole Heritage alive.