Born in Churchpoint, Louisiana, Joseph “ Chubby” Carrier has been around Zydeco music his entire life. Carrier’ s family is one of the most well recognized families on the Zydeco scene. His father, Roy Carrier and his cousins, Bebe and Calvin Carrier are all famous Zydeco musicians, and his grandfather, Warren Carrier, is said to be one of Zydeco’ s very first musicians.

In 1989, Chubby formed his own band, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band. The band has traveled all over North America as well as to North Africa and Europe. The band has recorded five albums and tours 150-175 days of the year. Apart from his own band, Chubby has recorded with famous Louisiana musicians such as Tab Benoit, 6Was9, and Jimmy Thackery. He has also recorded an album featuring Amanda Shaw, a guest of the Positive Vibrations Foundation Salon Series in 2009.