Guyland Leday Video Clips

I finally tracked down some clips of eight-year-old zydeco accordion prodigy Guyland Leday on the recent HBO special, The Music in Me: Children’s Recitals from Classical to Latin, Jazz to Zydeco. In addition to showing Guyland’s incredible talent, there are brief interviews with family members, zydeco star and friend Terrance Simien, and, best of all, some of Guyland’s young friends.

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  1. Wow to see the videos of such a talented young accordion player. I’ve just ordered my cajun accordion this week and looking to start something new.

  2. Hey I just watched your video and thought the young feller was great on the accordion . I play around with the accordion my self . I have only been at the accordion about two or three years and that young feller really inspired me a lot .I like his style and rhythm tell him to keep up the good workand I look forward to seeing his next video.

  3. Mercy!

    The Ancestors are working in that young man!
    What a treat.

    “Guided by the Ancestors”

  4. Guyland is awesome i play cajun accordian and i am very impressed with his talent at such a young age. Zydeco music will never be forgotten as long as he is coming up. I just missed seeing him playing in Long Beach Ca. this year and i was really disapointed keep up the great playing Guyland.

  5. Whos the boy wearing the red shirt sitting on the porch?

  6. I am so impressed! This musician is awesome – and so is his family (to encourage him this way).
    One thing I really loved learning is that he himself said his grandfather came to him in his dreams and taught him to play the accordian. We only just heard of him in the newspaper this week and are
    so glad to find this on the internet. He’s adorable.

  7. guyland is incredible keep up the good work

  8. Guyland is a great accordian player. My father “Zydeco Joe” was an accordian player. He passed away last year however I’m sure he would have been pleased to see how zydeco music continues to live through such a young generation.

  9. wow….I stumbled across this footage on accident. my family last name is Leday, so I was doing a search on family members and to my surprise seen this talented little boy playing zydeco music that I grew up on. I am so impressed.

  10. I saw Jon Nellis