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Horace Trahan named 2011 Cajun Radio Artist of the Year

The 2011 Cajun Radio Artist of the Year Award was handed out to Horace Trahan on Friday, January 20th at a private concert in the Cajun Radio Studios. 

Trahan is a world renowned Cajun and Zydeco artist who makes music on the side, and has been playing the accordion since he was 15-years-old. 

The Louisiana native says his inspiration comes from his cousin, who taught him how to play the accordion. 

"Since I was small I loved music. My parents had that 45 record of Splish Splash I was taking a bath. So I got me a guitar when I was 12, and I picked up the accordion at 15. I always loved music, and singing," Trahan said. 

Trahan was nominated by listeners in a poll by Cajun Radio. He won the Cajun Radio 2011 "Artist of the Year" award with over 51 percent of the vote.

You can go to Horace Trahan's Facebook for more information, and upcoming events.

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