The Zydeco Flames have gained a reputation as the West Coast’s premiere Zydeco band. Their seventh album Fire Dance is in the tradition of masters Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Queen Ida. They have performed at the Boom Boom Room, Great American Music Hall, Bill Graham’s New Orleans by the Bay, Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival, The Portland Blues Festival, Oakland’s Art and Soul Festival, and the San Francisco Jazz Festival. In 2006, they were voted Best Zydeco Band by the Bay Area Blues Society, and in 2010 they received the Best of East Bay award.