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Dwayne Dopsie hopes to bring home Grammy gold

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This Sunday, Dwayne Dopsie, will have a chance to live out something he's thought about ever since he picked up an accordion and started playing zydeco like his father and grandfather did before him. 

Top of the Mountain, the latest album by Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, is one of three local Grammy nominations that will be competing against music's best in New York City. 

"Getting nominated is like going to the Superbowl, you play football to go to the championship, and now we're in the Superbowl," Dopsie said in regard to his nomination. 

Nominated for Best Regional Roots Album, Top of the Mountain, recreates songs in a more traditional sense but also leaves room for new and unexplored sounds. 

One of the highlights from the album is Dopsie's cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic Voodoo Child. 

"They've never heard an accordion player do Voodoo Child so when they hear it, they're like, OK, give me that."

The Grammy will be this Sunday, January 28th in New York City.  

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