Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin is the son of the “King of Zydeco,” Alton Rubin Sr. (aka Rockin’ Dopsie). Born March 3rd 1979, Dwayne Dopsie was raised in Lafayette, Louisiana where he grew up listening to and playing zydeco music. At the age of four, he played the washboard like his brother, David, “Rockin’ Dopsie Jr.”, but soon he picked up the accordion and followed in his father’s footsteps. After traveling the zydeco circuit with his family, at the age of nineteen, Dwayne started his own band and has continued in the family tradition of entertaining. Some highlights of his career (besides entertaining with his dad), were a Community Coffee commercial at the age of six, as well as a stint on The Dolly Parton Show. Another extraordinary moment was with his father and brother performing at Super Bowl 24. Dwayne Dopsie has performed on CBS This Morning, The Travel Channel, Discovery, 20/20, Good Morning America and The Fox Television Network.
Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers' latest accomplishment has been performing on The Jamie Kennedy Show featured on the Warner Network.
Notably, on 12-03-2002, Hey Rosilee, from his 2002 independently released CD, NOW IT BEGINS, hit #1 on Mp3.com's zydeco chart after less than two months online. Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, have performed not only coast to coast of the USA, but also internationally. They have been a featured act of the prestigious New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Festival yearly since 2000. Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers were headliners at the Syracuse Blues Festival in 2001 & 2002.
Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers have been featured on Playboy's web site and numerous articles published in the New York Times, USA Today, and The Los Angeles Times. In 2002, Dwayne Dopsie made the covers of Big City Blues Magazine, The Insiders Guide to Lovin' New Orleans: Visitor Magazine, and Offbeat Magazine.