Tony Thibodeaux

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Tony Thibodeaux
Birth name Anthony Thibodeaux
Also known as Tony Thibodeaux
Born (1938-06-02)June 2, 1938
Origin Rayne, Louisiana
Died September 30, 2010(2010-09-30) (aged 72)
Genres Cajun
Occupations Musician, Fiddler
Instruments Fiddle
Associated acts The Lafayette Playboys
Tony Thibodeaux and the Cajun Five

Antoine "Tony" Thibodeaux[1] (June 6, 1938 – September 30, 2010)[1][2] was a prominent Cajun fiddler born south of Rayne, Louisiana. His parents were Mary G. Thibodeaux and Nestor Thibodeaux.


Thibodeaux started to play the violin at a young age, borrowing his brother Leon's.[2] In 1955, Thibodeaux joined the Lafayette Playboys and continued playing with them for over thirteen years.[3]


Thibodeaux held the "Fiddler of the Year" award from the Cajun French Music Association for the year 2003. He was also a member of the Cajun French Music Association Hall of Fame.[4]


  • Yule, Ron (October 5, 2009). Louisiana Fiddlers. University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 978-1-60473-295-5.