Octa Clark

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Singer/accordionist Octa Clark (b. 1904) and fiddler Hector Duhon (b. 1915) began playing together in the late 1920s. Duhon recorded for a while as part of the Dixie Ramblers, and after the group disbanded,…
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Singer/accordionist Octa Clark (b. 1904) and fiddler Hector Duhon (b. 1915) began playing together in the late 1920s. Duhon recorded for a while as part of the Dixie Ramblers, and after the group disbanded, remained active playing neighborhood dances with Clark. Both were senior citizens by the time they made their debut album as a duo for Arhoolie in 1981, with Michael Doucet playing guitar and writing the liner notes. Playing typical waltzes and dance tunes of the Cajun region, they also recorded an album for Rounder. Clark died in 1998.