Birth Place: Mallet, Louisiana, United States
Genres: Zydeco, Cajun Music, Roots Music, Americana
Terrance Simien (born September 3, 1965 in Mallet, Louisiana) is an American zydeco musician, vocalist and song writer. He and his band won the Grammy Award for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album for 2007. Simien is an eighth generation Creole from one of the earliest Creole families documented to have settled the Mallet area of St. Landry Parish. He was introduced to music via the piano at home, the Catholic Church choir and in school band programs where he played trumpet. While in his teens he taught himself to play accordion a teenager and formed his first band Terrance Simien & The Mallet Playboys, and began to play the regional zydeco club and church hall circuit. In the early 1980'...
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