From a region brimming goodwill ambassadors, today Cajun country lost one of its biggest. Stanley Dural Jr. was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was playing organ for the likes of Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown by age 12. It was while playing with zydeco legend Clifton Chenier in the ’70s that he discovered his calling: the accordian. The New York Times calls his band “one of the best in America”; he played for both of Bill Clinton’s inaugurations. In the early ’90s, I saw Buckwheat at the Greenwood Jazz and Heritage Festival on a small stage in Tulsa. He died today at age 68. Somewhere there’s a party.