She continued to build her fame with appearances like the one at the following year's Monterey Jazz and Blues Festival, and she also began to cut some records (clips), backed by her Bon Temps Zydeco Band, a group that at one time or another has included several family members. Eventually her son — Myrick "Freeze" Guillory — joined up and added his musical skills, including his strong singing voice.
Through the years, Queen Ida has won a Grammy, toured Europe and Asia, and appeared on everything from Saturday Night Live to Austin City Limits. She has continued to make live appearances from time to time, and has even co-authored a cookbook filled with the recipes of her Creole heritage. Not bad for a working mother who got a late start on a musical career.