Buckwheat Zydeco Launches Kickstarter for Reality Series
Louisiana music icon Stanley Dural Jr.—better known as Buckwheat Zydeco—has launched a Kickstarter campaign in an attempt to fund the world’s first zydeco-themed reality web series, Buckwheat’s World. Dural and longtime collaborator Ted Fox are aiming to deliver a series of videos featuring live performances from the band and scenes of Dural going about his everyday business. At press time, the duo has raised over $7,000 of their $30,000 goal. The campaign will end March 31.
The multi-faceted musician is no stranger to breaking new ground, as he was not only the first zydeco artist with a major label record deal, but also the first on a national television show, the first to work with rock superstars and the first to land music in a national television commercial. He has even begun blogging for The Huffington Post recently with a post called, “Mardi Gras is the Flip Side of the Blues.”