Queen Ida

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Birthday
15, 1929
Birthplace
Louisiana
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1929 (age 90)
Birthplace
Louisiana

About

Grammy Award-winning Creole accordion player who became the first woman to lead a Cajun zydeco music group. She recorded numerous albums, including Mardi Gras, Zydeco a La Mode, and Back on the Bayou.

Before Fame

When she was a child, she learned to play both the piano and the accordion.

Trivia

She co-authored a 1990 cookbook entitled Cookin' with Queen Ida.

Family Life

She grew up in several cities, including Lake Charles, Louisiana, Beaumont, Texas and San Francisco, California.

Associated With

She and Peter White both had careers as accordion players.

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