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Musician looks to continue family’s legacy

Posted at 5:53 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 18:53:31-04

Festival Acadiens et Creoles showcases the best of Cajun and Zydeco music.

For Mason Trail, playing on the Heritage stage at Festival means carrying on a family tradition.

“To carry on the music and knowing that he would have wanted me to do such, I love it. I love it,” Trail said.

His grandpa, Boozoo Chavis is a major influence in his music.

“He actually released a live CD from here and knowing that he’s done it and now I get to, it’s pretty awesome,” said Trail.

At a young age, Trail learned to play the accordion. Now, he has his own band—Mason Trail & Zydeco Rhythm.

“”The response I get from doing it is amazing,” Trail said. “People come from all over just to hear this music and watch us perform.”

Trail’s goal is to spread his gift of music worldwide, just like his grandfather did. He even says his daughter is naturally picking up the gift.

“She won’t let me pick up an accordion without her picking up hers,” Trail said. “She won’t let me practice on a drum set without her practicing. She’s always wanting to be on stage with me and she’ll likely be on stage with me Sunday as well.”

Trail will be performing on the Heritage Stage Sunday morning. To see a full list of Festival events, click here.