Accordionist, fiddler, and singer Andre Nigoghossian got his first taste of Cajun & Zydeco music in college. The infectious accordion and fiddle grooves of la musique de la Sud de La Louisiane made a lasting impression and he’s quickly becoming one of the most sought after musicians in the Bay Area Cajun scene.
Tom discovered the Cajun/Zydeco community in 2005 and began regular attendance at Cajun jams in the Bay Area. He studied guitar and Cajun/Creole music in Louisiana with legendary musicians such as Sam Broussard, Jimmy Breaux, Steve Riley, and Ed Poullard . Tom’s first band experience was with Cypress Grooves and Bayou Noir on the Farmers Market circuit. He is currently one of the go-to rhythm guitarist in the Bay Area’s Cajun band community and loves keeping the rhythm for The Blue Runners Trio!
Haywood Douresseau is a native of Swords Louisiana. He grew up in a Creole environment where French was his first language and the only language spoken at home. He developed an interest in Zydeco at an early age. After illustrious careers in the Navy and public school administration, he became active in the Cajun/Zydeco music scene. Six years ago he went from dancer to musician as the scrub board player for Bayou Noir. Today he rubs the board for The Blue Runners Trio as well as with other local bands.