Happy Birthday To Geno Delafose
Geno Delafose is celebrating his birthday today. Geno was born February 6, 1972 in Eunice, Louisianais a well known Cajun and Zydeco accordionist and singer.
Geno is one of the nicest Cajun & Zydeco artists around and he always has a smile on his face. He loves to meet and talk to all of his fans.
Delafose was born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana. At the age of eight, he joined his father's band, the Eunice Playboys as a rubboard playerand continued to play with the band until his father's death in 1994. He also appeared on the several of the bands recordings. He switched to the accordion in the early 1990s and started to play as an opening act for his father.
In 1994, he debuted with album French Rockin' Boogie on Rounder Records. The name of this album also became the name of his band with whom he still plays with today. He released two more albums from the label, before signing with Time Square label to release Everybody's Dancin' in 2003.
He has also appeared on the compilation album Creole Bred: A Tribute to Creole & Zydeco released in 2004 on Vanguard Records.
He has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the "Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album" category for his Le Cowboy Creole album (2007).
Geno turns 42 today! Don't let his age fool you. Geno and his band French Rockin' boogie play at least four or five times a weekend. Yes I mean once on Friday and at least two to three times on a Saturday and then Sunday. On top of that, Geno runs his farm. The man stays busy!
Geno is one of the nicest guys I have met in Cajun and Zydeco music today. He is always smiling, joking and talking to his fans. We are proud to play his music and call him our friend!
Happy Birthday Geno!