Louisiana music legend Buckwheat Zydeco doesn't seem to be a fan of Gov. Bobby Jindal — or a supporter of Jindal's run for the presidency. At Jindal's campaign announcement rally last week, organizers played songs by several Louisiana artists to entertain the crowd before the main event, including Buckwheat Zydeco's version of "Hey, Good Lookin'."
After Gambit reported the Jindal playlist (which also included songs by Garth Brooks, Wayne Toups & Zydecajun and the Zac Brown Band, as well as the Doug Kershaw classic "Louisiana Saturday Night"), Buckwheat Zydeco chided the Jindal campaign in a tweet, indicating his candidate of choice is Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent who is challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.
"Using our music is not cool at all #BobbyJindal," the musician tweeted. "@SenSanders using our 'Make A Change' to make his announcement is tres bien!"
Jindal wasn't the only candidate to run afoul of a musician during his campaign announcement. After businessman Donald Trump announced his own campaign to the music of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," Young issued a statement saying Trump "was not authorized" to do so and added his own support for Sanders. The Trump camp said they'd paid to use the song, but would find something else next time.
Also on the Jindal playlist last week: liberal stalwarts John Mellencamp and Mary Chapin Carpenter, whose songs "Our Country" and "Down at the Twist and Shout" were played for the crowd. No complaints from those artists — yet.