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Formed in 1992, the Zachary Smith & the Dixie Power Trio has developed a reputation as the East Coast's premier "Louisiana variety band"-- capable of playing authentic sounding New Orleans jazz, zydeco, Cajun, street parade, and Louisiana-style funk. The four-piece trio (we blame Cajun math) has carved out a niche as a fun and exciting ensemble capable of entertaining audiences of all ages. The group has shared concert stages with many Louisiana luminaries, including the Neville Brothers, Terrance Simien, Dr. John, Wynton Marsalis, Chubby Carrier, Beausoleil, the Dirty Dozen, the Olympia Brass Band, Cowboy Mouth, Galactic, and John Cleary. The foundation of the Dixie Power Trio is bassist Andy Kochenour. He lays down the bass lines while Chuck Underwood dictates rhythmic and chordal directions on guitar. Riding on top of the grooves is leader Zachary Smith, playing cornet, washboard, accordion, harmonica, and just about anything else he can lay his hands on. Holding everything together is the fourth member of the trio, drummer Byron McWilliams, who also lends his vocals to the mix. The group sometimes augments the band with a rubboard player or extra horns (the New Line Brass). Listen for a set and you might hear the "DPT" tackle anything from Louis Armstrong to the Rolling Stones. Borrowing material from the Neville Brothers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Dr. John, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and many others, the Dixie Power Trio has a knack for reinventing classics. At the same time, they take pride in the authenticity of their New Orleans jazz repertoire and original compositions. The common thread is that it's all good music. Give the Dixie Power Trio a listen - - you'll become a fan too!

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  • Cajun
    Diggy Diggy Lo
    Gold Inside of You
    Jolie Blonde
    You Don't Call Me No More
  • Dance, Funk, R&B and Soul
    Cantaloup Island
    Sissy Strut
    The Chicken
  • R&B and Soul
    Crazy Love
    Mustang Sally
  • Rock and Roll
    Hey Baby
    It's All Over Now
    Johnny B. Goode
    Rockin' Pneumonia
    School Day
    You Never Can Tell
  • Standards, Swing, and Jazz
    Ain't Misbehavin'
    All Of Me
    As Time Goes By
    Basin Street Blues
    Bill Bailey
    Black And Blue
    Bye Bye Blackbird
    Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
    Fly Me To The Moon
    I Found A New Baby
    I'm Beginning To See The Light
    In The Mood
    It Had To Be you
    It's Only A Paper Moon
    Just A closer Walk With Thee
    Let The Sun Shine In
    Makin' Whoopee
    May The Circle Be Unbroken
    My Romance
    New Orleans
    Sleepy Time Down South
    Someday You'll Be Sorry
    St. James Infirmary
    St. Louis Blues
    Stars Fell On Alabama
    Sweet Georgia Brown
    Sweet Lorraine
    Take The A Train
    That's A Plenty
    Tin Roof Blues
    Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
    What A Wonderful World
    When My Dreamboat Comes Home
    Wild Man Blues
    Willie The Weeper
  • Street Beat
    Audobon Zoo
    Big Chief
    Bourbon Street Parade
    I Saw Her Standing There
    It Ain't My Fault
    Joe Avery's Piece
    Mardi Gras In New Orleans
    Mardi Gras Mambo
    When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Zydeco
    Don't Mess With My Toot Toot
    Eh Tete Fille
    Every Time I Hear That Mellow Saxophone
    Hey Good Lookin'
    I'm Coning Home
    Iko Iko
    In The Summertime
    Mardi Gras In The Country
    My Girl Josephine
    Zydeco Boogaloo
    Zydeco Zambada
Dixie Power Trio