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Ernest James bought his first accordion in the dark recesses of a saloon in Austin, Texas. Immediately he began to play his music on the old instrument, embracing the push and pull of the bellows. Over the years, seasoned players in the music industry have taken Ernest under their wing, encouraging him to dig deep and share his vision with the Zydeco tradition. In 2005, chance encounters led him to join forces with the other members of the band, and the new Zydeco group was formed. Since then, Ernest James Zydeco has produced 4 all-original albums, and continues to inject the Zydeco genre with new material. They have travelled around the globe and are a stand-out at festivals the world over.