John Delafose (1939-1994)
Born in rural Duralde, John Delafose began playing fiddle as a child, eventually learning harmonica and finally accordion. He is best known for playing accordion and leading the Eunice Playboys. By interpreting traditional songs with contemporary elements, he helped bridge the gap between zydeco roots and modern sounds. John Delafose and the Eunice Playboys featured his own sons, including the later popular Geno Delafose. The band made a number of records, the most successful being "Joe Pitre a Deux Femmes."