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ZydecoOnline Remembers Roy Carrier

ZydecoOnline Remembers Roy Carrier

Zydeco Blues Legend Transitions
5 Years Ago On This Day

May 4, 2015

by Lola Love
Uniting the Zydeco Nation

Joseph Roy Carrier
"Zydeco Living Legend"
(February 11, 1947-May 4, 2010)

Joseph Roy Carrier, leader of Roy Carrier & the Night Rockers died on five years ago on May 4, 2010 at 12:15am of a heart attack at the age of 63 at Opelousas General Hospital in Opelousas, Louisiana. 

Chubby Carrier remembers his father Roy Carrier.

His black Creole  roots ran deep as the Carrier family became on of the most influential families in the black Creole music tradition in Southwest Louisiana and Texas...a tradition that Roy Carrier stayed true as he never veered from the the traditional Creole "La La" style pioneered by members of his family like pioneering Creole fiddler Joseph Bébé Carriére and Calvin Carriére and the Zydeco Blues style of the King of Zydeco, Clifton Chenier. 

Chubby Carrier remembers Roy Carrier opening the Offshore Lounge.

His deep grounding in and understanding of the black Creole Culture of southwest Louisiana and Texas help shape and influence several generations of new Zydeco and Creole musicians whom personally mentored through his weekly free Sunday jam sessions at his Offshore Lounge in Lawtell, Louisiana. He is buried at the Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery in Lawtell, Louisiana. 

Read original article (posted back in 2010) here.

Thank you Roy Carrier 
for walking the narrow road 
and keeping our roots proud and strong!

ZydecoOnline Remembers Roy Carrier
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Anonymous said... May 5, 2015 at 7:02 PM

Love Roy Carrier!!!

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