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...and the streets will flow with whiskey

by The Zydepunks

New Orleans' favorite Cajun Irish Breton Klezmer Slavic Zydeco Punk band
Genre: Folk: Power-folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Madeleine
2:55 $0.99
2. Satan/Dance you Fukr
4:20 $0.99
3. Lowlands of Baghdad
2:47 $0.99
4. A Fistful of Oysters
4:18 $0.99
5. Bwamba's Rambles
4:11 $0.99
6. Eve's
5:13 $0.99
7. Tumbalalaika
5:21 $0.99
8. Reel & Jig Set
3:03 $0.99
9. Con ti se va mi corazon
3:55 $0.99
10. Romanian Hora & Bulgar
4:01 $0.99
11. Johnny Can't Dance
3:18 $0.99
12. Die Schwimmbadpiraten
6:58 $0.99
13. Mabel's Got the Blues
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Album Notes
The Zydepunks tear it up on the accordion, fiddle and drums while singing songs from far away but close to their hearts. Their latest release "...and the streets will flow with whiskey" takes the listener from Louisiana Bayous to Berlin cabarets and everything in between, mixing traditional folk tunes with their own originals.

Playing dance music that is popular across all ages and crossing all genres, the Zydepunks force their audience to get up on their feet and stomp through hours of music.

The Zydepunks are based in New Orleans, where they regularly play four hours gigs to tireless fans staying up until daybreak to dance the night away. They also make musical forays into other parts of America and Canada when they can afford the gas.

Five years ago, Eve Venema and Christian Kuffner met while street-performing in the French Quarter with a clown on a unicycle and a white rapper supposedly on the run from the FBI. A number of raucous shows at the notorious old Hi-Ho Lounge followed, planting the seeds for what was to come.

The Zydepunks are moving from being a traditional folk band (or a glorified cover band) to creating original music inspired from their diverse backgrounds and instrumentation.

The Zydepunks play Cajun, Zydeco, Irish, Scottish, Klezmer, Romanian, Russian, Quebecois, German, Breton, French, and original music.
The Zydepunks sing in English, French, German, Spanish, Yiddish, and Portuguese.

The Zydepunks are:

Christian Kuffner: accordion, accordion bass, fiddle, vocals
Originally from Ecuador, Christian was fortunate to be able to speak four languages by the time he was 12 years old. These days he's trying to figure out how to play more instruments instead.
Joseph McGinty: fiddle
Joseph McGinty's violin and fiddle licks have been heard in as many parts of New Orleans as you can think of - from Baroque string ensembles to jug bands.
Joe Lilly: drums, vocals
Joe Lilly has amazing drumming ability that usually expresses itself in punk rock and heavy metal bands.
Eve Venema: accordion, fiddle, vocals
Eve spent the last seven years as a street performer in Europe, earning her living playing accordion music from around the globe.
Patrick Keenan: bass
Though not featured on the current album, Patrick has quickly evolved to become an essential feature of our music.



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Nick Tappenden

absolutely fantastic - the best thing I've heard in ages - evrything that folk rock, The Pogues and trad. folk has done but even better. We must have more Zydepunks.


Simply Excellent
I absolutely love this CD. It's the most unique combination of sounds and styles that I have ever heard.

Constantine Uzhikovski

New Orleans rocks by definition.... but this is even better!
3 boys and 2 girls, 5 languages, an infinite amount of fun and relentless rhythm. There is not a single track that resembles another one on the record. Give every tune a chance - perhaps on the 3rd listen you will realize you are fluent in French, German, Yiddish, Spanish, and well, English. Also learn some Irish jig, it will help.

Christin L.

Cure for homesickness
Just what I needed to hear after Katrina chased me out of New Orleans and into the Cold North (Wisconsin)!


Great great great
I love it! I wish it was longer!


Great CD
So many influences, and it works out very well.

Zydepunks...and the streets will flow with whiskey

We love this CD!
My Cajun husband told me about seeing Zydepunks when he lived in NOLA years ago, and how great they were. I got him the CD for his birthday this year and it is one of our favorites, especially since Katrina. This CD is a rich distillation of so many of the things we love about NOLA and its culture, keep on keepin' on, Zydepunks!


Full of energy, amazing musical ability. In every way a must have for the serious music collector!

Ray Maseman

The Pogues meet Bayou Seco and find new youth in New Orleans. Best new music I've heard in a while.


Cet album est absolument fantastique. Les chansons sont si bonnes qu'elles s'incrustent dans la tete.
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