Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin

1915 – 2007

About

Accordionist and singer Alphonse Ardoin was a leading practitioner of the pre-zydeco style known as “la musique Creole.” This sound also incorporated Cajun music, and made prominent use of the fiddle; Ardoin’s best known accompanist on the latter was the late Canray Fontenot.

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Relationships

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Amede Ardoin

Bois Sec Ardoin first cousin

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Canray Fontenot

In His 50+ years career, he often performed with Fontenot

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Dewey Balfa

He recorded with Balfa.

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Amede Ardoin
Canray Fontenot
Dewey Balfa