The Ardoin name is truly Creole/Zydeco royalty.
The two-time Grammy Nominee’s legacy started with legendary Creole musician Amedee’ Ardoin, the first Louisiana Cajun or Creole accordionist to record; followed by Bois Sec Ardoin, one of the best-known practitioners of the state’s rural Creole sound for six decades, to Sean’s father, Lawrence “Black” Ardoin and the Ardoin Brothers, then to Sean.
He co-lead the critically-acclaimed Zydeco outfit Double Clutchin’ for 10 years, then started Sean Ardoin-N-Zydekool in 1999. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, festivals worldwide and stateside, performed live on BET’s Comic View, been featured in commercials, had his music in movies and on MTV’s Road Rules, Real World, Fraternity Life, Sorority Life. Sean was recently the featured artist in episodes of CBS Primetime’s investigative drama, NCIS New Orleans, Queen Sugar on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network, and Southern Charm New Orleans, a Bravo TV reality show.
Sean represents both the rural roots and progressive future of Louisiana’s Creole-Zydeco sound like no other artist. He’s truly one of Zydeco’s “triple threats.” He’s a rare combination of tradition, talent and creativity. He also works hard to keep the tradition alive with his super group Creole United and founded the Creole Hall of Fame in order to recognize the Creole contribution to the world.
Sean is finishing up his new cd “Kreole Rock and Soul.” The cd has the same name as the genre he created. Sean sees it as a way to escape the confines of the traditional Zydeco idiom. He’s always been a cutting edge creative force, but this new genre will enable him to fly free and explore this new genre’s bright future. The response from industry media and music lovers has been tremendous, garnering him two Grammy nominations! Sean is ready to bring the Kreole Rock and Soul experience to world!!!