The Legendary Ils sont partis band featuring Buckwheat Zydeco Jr.

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The Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band featuring Sir Reginald Masters Dural aka Buckwheat, Jr. the son of the late great Zydeco legend Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr. Following the footsteps of his father he has become the Accordion front man for his father's Grammy Award Winning band. 

 

Traveling the world Nationally and Internationally by his father's side, "Sir Reg as his father would call him,  began playing the rubboard with the band at the age of 17. Seeing the great talent in his son, Buckwheat insisted he open some of his headlining shows while touring, placing him on the Hammond B-3 organ, and strapping on his famous customed monogrammed accordion to belt out a rousing opening songs for the show.

As part of his father's legendary band, Buckwheat, Jr has shared the stage with some of the greats like Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples, Albert Collins, Dwight Yokem, David Hidalgo and Los Lobos, Buddy Guy and many, many more. The band has performed for two United States Presidential Inaugural balls honoring President Clinton both times.

 

Stanley "Buckwheat Zydeco" Dural, Jr. and his Grammy Award Winning band over the years have racked up a few prestigious accolades. 

 

**52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards  WINNER(2009)

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album

Lay Your Burden Down

 

**Emmy award winner, for their music in the CBS TV movie, Pistol Pete: The Life And Times Of Pete Maravich

 

**30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987) Nomination

Best Contemporary Blues Recording

On A Night Like This

 

**29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986) Nomination

Best Traditional Folk Recording

Waitin' For My Ya Ya

 

**28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985) Nomination

Best Ethnic Or Traditional Folk Recording

Turning Point

 

**27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984) Nomination

Best Ethnic Or Traditional Folk Recording

100% Fortified Zydeco

 

Born June 21, 1970, in Lafayette, Louisiana to Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural and Patricia Coleman Dural, he grew up surrounded by music his entire life. Buckwheat, Jr enjoyed listening to his father play many instruments and learned himself as his father did, by just hearing the tune.  Growing up just doors away from the king of Zydeco music, Clifton Chenier only made his goal to become a great musician himself all the more exciting.  The years of traveling as an apprentice to his great father developed his skills as a musician, songwriter, producer, humanitarian, and all-around showman.

 

After the loss of his legendary father to cancer in 2016, Buckwheat, Jr proudly carries on the legacy left to him and continues his father's dream and achievements with the original

“Ils Sont Partis Band”, to bring the love of Zydeco and Blues music to the country, the world, the universe.

(Keeping the legacy of Stanley "Buckwheat Zydeco" Dural, Jr. alive as well as Paul "Lil Buck" Senigal guitarist for the Ils Sont Partis.) ___R.I.P.

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