Horace Trahan is a world-renowned Cajun and zydeco artist, respected for his ability to “pull the hell” out of an accordion and belt out powerful vocals. He is known as the creator of the much-covered zyde-Cajun classic, “That Butt Thing.” No stranger to controversy, Trahan, in the middle of a successful career, defied stereotypes and switched his focus from Cajun to zydeco music in the early 2000s – something relatively unheard of in his Louisiana Cajun community at the time.
He began playing the accordion at 15, and by 18 he was on the road touring with the great D.L. Menard. These days, Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express is known as a quintessential zydeco dancers’ band, playing not only tunes that are a joy to dance to, but are musically sophisticated as well. The band’s latest release is 2013’s By Special Request.