"The Lucky One" Oscar nominated director Scott Hicks really loves music, but who doesn't right?
Well, he is and he did! We're also told that, along with his music supervisor, he took a primary and proactive role selecting much of the music for the film. The choice of an exuberant Afro- Creole-zydeco-
Simien's version of the rollicking, rootsy zydeco standard "Uncle Bud" is also used in this intriguing film based on a Nicolas Sparks novel. It's set to be another blockbuster for Hicks and Sparks, and we cannot wait to see it in the theatre next week with all our friends and family. http://www.youtube.com/
BTW, Scott, if you happen to read this Terrance would like for you to know how grateful he is for this rare and wonderful opportunity, and how honored he was to work with you. Simien says " All of Louisiana and especially my own multiculti zydeco music community benefits from having a spotlight shine on our unique American roots music using a mainstream media film like this as the vehicle."
On April 17, 2012 Watertower Records also releases the original movie soundtrack with Simien's "Dance Everyday" along with diverse music from the amazing Mayfield, Brandi Carlile Josh Radin and other great artists. http://www.watertower-
Simien's previous recent film project was Disney's "The Princess & The Frog", set in New Orleans it featured their first black princess. The film was centered on the music and food of New Orleans and Louisiana. To cap it off the word "zydeco" was even spoken in the film by Ray the Firefly character.
After 30 years of touring and recording Simien and his band mates have definitely got credentials:
After returning from Ukraine and Georgia on a US Embassy sponsored tour, Terrance & The Zydeco Experience will perform on May 6, 2012 at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for their 27th consecutive appearance at this legendary event.