Slippery Sneakers has performed at nationally known Zydeco festivals all over the country, including almost every dance festival in New England, always to wide acclaim. Additionally, the band has routinely broken attendance records at many of the monthly Zydeco dances held around the region of "southern" New England.
The Rhode Island based band formed in late 1998 with the goal of playing for the loyal and dedicated New England Cajun/Zydeco dance community as well as introducing Zydeco music to those unfamiliar with its unique sound featuring the accordion and rubboard. After only a few weeks together, they performed at an annual New Year's Day Zydeco dance party to an overwhelmingly appreciative, foot-stomping crowd. They've been "doing the Zydeco" ever since!
"Slippery Sneakers has an ideal up-beat Zydeco sound that is a crowd pleaser and a pleasure to dance to...even the other musicians stopped to watch Bob Leonard play the accordion"
Gary Hayman-ZydE-Magic Cajun/Zydeco Website
"Slippery Sneakers..sounds like it should be blared from the speakers of a classic car"
The Providence (RI) Journal newspaper
Meet the Band
accordian - lead vocals
lead & rhythm guitar - vocals
fiddle & vocals
rubboard & vocals
Meet The Slippery Sneakers Zydeco Band Members