For more than two decades, Grammy® award winning artist Terrance Simien, has been shattering the myths about what Creole Zydeco music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience Band, Mr. Simien has become one of the most respected and internationally recognized touring and recording artists in roots music today. He has performed over 5,000 concerts, toured millions of miles to over 40 countries and reached at least a million people during his eventful 25 year career.
Born in 1965 into the hippie folk and soul music era, Mr. Simien was influenced by Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel as well as, Marvin Gaye and the Meters. At 18 he began touring professionally and by 20 he was sharing the stage with Fats Domino and Sarah Vaughn at the Bern Jazz Festival. During his career, Mr. Simien has shared studio and stage with Robert Palmer, Stevie Wonder and Dave Matthews Band, he has been featured in TV movies, commercials and films including the blockbuster hit “The Big Easy” and Disney’s “The Princess & the Frog”. In 2008 he received a Grammy® for “Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album”.