Dwayne Dopsie, the youngest child of accordion king Rockin’ Dopsie has fronted his cur
rent band, the Zydeco Hellraisers, since 1999 when he was 19 years old.
With two Grammy nominations, eight studio albums, and a “Dolly Parton Show” guest spot, Dwayne has written, composed, and sung just about every track he has recorded, on his own. The band has been hard at work with a tribute album for Dwayne’s late father, which has not emerged quite yet; but hey, the year’s still young.
In the meantime, the new king of Zydeco brings his four-piece backing band to Skipper’s Smokehouse on Friday. There are still tickets available.
Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.