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Performing Artists - Music

  Eric Baskin
Performing Artists - Music
I am a jazz artist performing on trumpet and piano simultaneously. I also perform original and standard jazz material.
Contact Info:
Eric Baskin
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Parish: East Baton Rouge
Email: elbaskin@yahoo.com
Website: www.ericbaskin.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/#!/eric.baskin.7

  Africa Brass
Performing Artists - Music
Imagine for a moment the sound of New Orleans Brass, connecting with vibrant African rhythms, and ultimately falling in love with Jazz- hear it yet? This is Africa Brass,embodying ...
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Imagine for a moment the sound of New Orleans Brass, connecting with vibrant African rhythms, and ultimately falling in love with Jazz- hear it yet? This is Africa Brass,embodying the most innovate, globally inspired marriage of jazz, brass, and drums, while creating a unique, once in a lifetime experience. Africa Brass has thrilled audiences at major festivals, including Lake Charles Black Arts Festival, Voodoo Fest, Congo Square Festival, French Quarter Festival, Earth Day, International Jazz Day, etc. Africa Brass features top internationally acclaimed musicians Troi Bechet, Mario Abney, Luther Gray, Rick Trolsen, Jeff Klein,Jake Gold, Owen Callahan, and Anier Alonso del Valle. In addition, we offer the Africa Brass Roots of Jazz music education program which is an essential curriculum linking New Orleans to its African roots.We have enjoyed sharing this important cultural program with students & teachers at Loyola University, Preservation Hall, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and several high schools in metro New Orleans.

Contact Info:
Jeff Klein
New Orleans, LA 70117
Parish: Orleans
Email: africabrassband@gmail.com
Website: www.africanola.org/africabrass.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/africa.brass?fref=ts
Twitter: twitter.com/africanola
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/africabrassband

  Glen David Andrews (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
"Aside from being a great musician, Glen David has absorbed a fading tradition," says Ben Jaffe, who runs Preservation Hall, where Andrews performs every month . "Hes a link for hi...
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"Aside from being a great musician, Glen David has absorbed a fading tradition," says Ben Jaffe, who runs Preservation Hall, where Andrews performs every month . "Hes a link for his generation to something important, but he also has a rare enthusiasm and energy that makes it all special and exciting for even casual listeners." Though most contemporary brass-band musicians have embraced the more funk and pop-oriented sound of say, the Rebirth band, a shift that began some 30 years ago, Andrews always includes some of the old hymns, spirituals and trad-jazz tunes in his performances."Aside from being a great musician, Glen David has absorbed a fading tradition," says Ben Jaffe, who runs Preservation Hall, where Andrews performs every month . "Hes a link for his generation to something important, but he also has a rare enthusiasm and energy that makes it all special and exciting for even casual listeners." Though most contemporary brass-band musicians have embraced the more funk and pop-oriented sound of say, the Rebirth band, a shift that began some 30 years ago, Andrews always includes some of the old hymns, spirituals and trad-jazz tunes in his performances.

Contact Info:
Glen David Andrews
New Orleans, LA 70116
Parish: Orleans
Email: gda@soundadvicemanagement.com
Website: www.glendavidandrewsband.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glendavidmusic

  Sean Ardoin
Performing Artists - Music
Sean Ardoin & Zydekools hot brand of dancehall Zydeco has been a fan favorite since 1999, with the group performing everywhere from Carnegie Hall and festivals in Europe to the New...
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Sean Ardoin & Zydekools hot brand of dancehall Zydeco has been a fan favorite since 1999, with the group performing everywhere from Carnegie Hall and festivals in Europe to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and even a network television performance on BETs top-rated comedy show Comic View. His music has also been featured on MTVs Road Rules, Real World New Orleans, Fraternity Life and Sorority Life.Sean represents both the rural roots and progressive future of Louisianas foot-stomping Creole-Zydeco sound like no other artist and hes truly one of Zydeco musics "triple threats." A rare combination of both tradition, talent and creativity, Sean continuously pushes the boundaries of the genre and works hard to keep the tradition alive while carrying on his familys cultural legacy and their influence on American music.

Contact Info:
Sean Ardoin
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Parish: Calcasieu
Email: booking@zydekool.com
Website: www.zydekool.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seanardoin

  Ganey Arsement
Performing Artists - Music
While being Cajun will always be at the core of his being, Ganey views it as a positive that his life has been influenced by many different types of music. Working for nearly twent...
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While being Cajun will always be at the core of his being, Ganey views it as a positive that his life has been influenced by many different types of music. Working for nearly twenty years as a bassist in great Cajun bands such as the Balfa Toujours and the Basin Brothers, he has shared the stage with Doug Kershaw, Jo-EL Sonnier and many others. "In 2009, he showcased his songwriting skills in the form a of a full length recording with his acoustic Cajun trio, the Lakeside Gamblers". In 2012, the Louisiana Division of the Arts honored Ganey by selecting him to receive and Individual Artist Career Advancement Grant.

Contact Info:
Ganey Arsement
Lake Charles, LA 70607
Parish: Calcasieu
Email: ganey.arsement@gmail.com
Website: www.ganeyarsement.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ganey.arsement?fref=ts

  Raphaël Bas (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
Jazz guitarist Raphaël Bas is a well known fixture in the New Orleans music scene. Playing with fire, charisma and technical finesse, he brings life to any stage, large or small. H...
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Jazz guitarist Raphaël Bas is a well known fixture in the New Orleans music scene. Playing with fire, charisma and technical finesse, he brings life to any stage, large or small. His guitar playing is often described as "a synthesis of New Orleans jazz and the French Gypsy tradition of Django Reinhardt." Bas has a broad repertoire ranging from classical guitar to blues with harmonica on a rack, gypsy jazz, and traditional swing. He plays regularly as a solo act, a duo, trio, or part of a big band.

Contact Info:
Raphaël Bas
New Orleans, LA 70117
Parish: Orleans
Email: raphaelbas@hotmail.com
Website: www.raphaelbas.com

  BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet (Louisiana Soundtrack)
Performing Artists - Music
I founded BeauSoleil in 1975 for the primary purpose of reviving, teaching, creating, inviting master musicians to a larger American/World recognition of our unique Louisiana Frenc...
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I founded BeauSoleil in 1975 for the primary purpose of reviving, teaching, creating, inviting master musicians to a larger American/World recognition of our unique Louisiana French Acadian Music, Language and Traditions. Beginning in 1975, I have received several NEA and Smithsonian grants to document the musical fiddle styles of southwest Louisiana and to bring musicians and their stories to La public schools. Through a NEA Franco-phone Study grant, I created a course on "La French Music, Opera to Zydeco" and taught at ULL from 1980-86. Since that time, we have toured full time. Weve played performing arts establishments, festivals, private functions in all 50 states more than three times each. Weve performed for two presidential inaugarations, national radio shows, ie A Prairie Home Companion, TV shows ie Conan Late Night, and in 33 countries. Weve received 2 Grammy awards and 12 nominations. Personally, Ive received the National Heritage Award, an Honorary Phd in Liberal Arts from ULL, Master Folk Master from Louisiana etc. I enjoy giving talks, teachings and examples of Louisiana Acadian History and Music and have performed solo, in a quartet or symphony.

Contact Info:
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Lafayette, LA 70508
Parish: Lafayette
Email: bosolay@aol.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BeauSoleilCajunBand

  Spencer Bohren (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
Born into a gospel-singing family in the wind-swept prairies of Wyoming in 1950, Spencer Bohren began singing and playing music as youngster. At fourteen, inspired by the folk musi...
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Born into a gospel-singing family in the wind-swept prairies of Wyoming in 1950, Spencer Bohren began singing and playing music as youngster. At fourteen, inspired by the folk music he heard on the radio, Spencer picked up a guitar and within a few weeks started performing in public. He immediately delved deeply into Americas treasure of blues, country, gospel and folk music, soaking up guitar styles and historical details. In the 1960s and 1970s, Spencer played with rock, country and blues bands throughout the western US. By the mid-1970s, Spencer and his wife, Marilyn, found a spiritual home in the city of New Orleans, and started their family there. In 1997, Spencer developed Down the Dirt Road Blues, his award-winning history of American music, which has he has presented to 30,000 students of all ages, as well as concert audiences in America and Europe. His educational offerings have grown to include visual art, guitar workshops, and talks on songs of protest and music business, inspiring countless budding musicians.

Contact Info:
Spencer Bohren
New Orleans, LA 70119
Parish: Orleans
Email: spencer@spencerbohren.com
Website: www.spencerbohren.com

  Monty & Marsha Brown (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
Weve been playing as a musical duo for over 30 years. I (Monty) play acoustic guitar and harmonica, Marsha plays bass and sings harmonies. We have played at music festivals - we ad...
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Weve been playing as a musical duo for over 30 years. I (Monty) play acoustic guitar and harmonica, Marsha plays bass and sings harmonies. We have played at music festivals - we advertise ouselves as "Louisiana folk music" - in many of the United States, in Canada, and in Great Britain and France. Our main forte is doing educational programs within "Louisiana Studies" classes at middle schools across North Louisiana. We are currently working with Bossiers Theater Eclectic performing for local 8th graders. We have also played several years for children at Shreveports Red River Revel, and for Natchitoches s annual chidrens tour for 3rd Graders. Since the year 2000 we have become mixed media artists, producing films of music and travel (see website). Our "Hello Louisiana" film - showcasing our own music - was shown on LPB.

Contact Info:
Monty Brown
Bossier City, LA 71111
Parish: Bossier
Email: montymarsha@gmail.com
Website: www.montyandmarsha.com

  Dukes of Dixieland
Performing Artists - Music
The DUKES of Dixieland blow traditional jazz and Dixieland into the 21st Century, weaving strands of pop, gospel, and country with authentic New Orleans sounds. More than 40 years ...
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The DUKES of Dixieland blow traditional jazz and Dixieland into the 21st Century, weaving strands of pop, gospel, and country with authentic New Orleans sounds. More than 40 years of tradition stand behind today´s DUKES as they step forward with a sound that is durable and flexible, as jazz is meant to be. The DUKES of Dixieland - strong tradition, new ground, great sounds.

Contact Info:
John Shoup - Manager
New Orleans, LA 70130
Parish: Orleans
Email: shoup@dukesofdixieland.com
Website: www.dukesofdixieland.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DUKESofDixieland

  Sarah Gromko (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
Sarah Gromko is a singer, composer, and bandleader whose live work includes originals that stretch the definitions of the jazz idiom with rhythmically challenging, original arrange...
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Sarah Gromko is a singer, composer, and bandleader whose live work includes originals that stretch the definitions of the jazz idiom with rhythmically challenging, original arrangements. Compared with Sarah Vaughan, Patsy Cline, K.D. Lang, and Annie Ross by professional musicians and critics alike, Sarah Gromko´s vocals "show a deep sense of artistic maturity." Her debut recording as a bandleader was nationally recognized as "intimate," "eclectic," and "undeniably killer." In New York City, Gromko´s jazz quartet held residencies at New York City´s Puppets Jazz Bar, Kavehaz/Mannahatta, and Blue Water Grill. In New Orleans, she currently has a residency at Pearl Wine Co. Over the years, Sarah has been recorded as a background singer, a featured jazz vocalist, and for national and international commercials and TV spots (i.e. Showtime, PBS). She also is under contract for TV and film placements with Universal Records.

Contact Info:
Sarah Gromko
New Orleans, LA 917-518-7772
Parish: Orelans
Email: gromko@gromkomusic.com
Website: www.sarahgromko.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sarahgromko

  Opéra Louisiane
Performing Artists - Music
Opéra Louisiane was founded in March of 2007 with a few simple goals in mind: to produce opera performances of the highest level in Louisiana´s capital city, to offer a Young Peopl...
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Opéra Louisiane was founded in March of 2007 with a few simple goals in mind: to produce opera performances of the highest level in Louisiana´s capital city, to offer a Young People´s opera free to school children every year, to utilize the great musical and artistic talent of Louisiana singers and musicians, and to take a leadership role in nurturing young talent through our Young Artist´s Program. Shortly after its inception, Opéra Louisiane and LPB produced the Opéra Louisiane Gala concert featuring international opera stars at the Baton Rouge River Center. In the fall of 2008 Opéra Louisiane, through a generous grant from Mayor Kip Holden and the City Parish of East Baton Rouge and other significant sponsors including the Pennington Foundation, The Arts Council of Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, produced its first Young People´s Opera, Mozart´s The Magic Flute. These productions remain successful, allowing over 20,000 Baton Rouge area 4th, 5th and 6th graders to see a fully staged opera over the past seven years. Opéra Louisiane, through its Young People´s Opera Program and outreach events, endeavors to help fulfill the need for music programs in schools that have been cut due to budget constraints.

Contact Info:
Opéra Louisiane
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Parish: East Baton Rouge
Email: info@operalouisiane.com
Website: www.operalouisiane.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OperaLouisianeBR

  Evan Christopher
Performing Artists - Music
Anchored in the musical vocabulary created by early Creole clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon, and Barney Bigard, Evan Christopher has created a highly personal brand ...
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Anchored in the musical vocabulary created by early Creole clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon, and Barney Bigard, Evan Christopher has created a highly personal brand of "contemporary early-jazz" that strives to extend the legacy of this unique clarinet style. Charismatic and versatile, Christopher was drawn to New Orleans from his native California in 1994 by the rich musical landscape in the birthplace of Jazz. His highly personal style and intimate approach prompted The New York Times to coin it as close-encounter music. Critics especially note his respect for the New Orleans tradition, calling his music: a triumph, joining the present seamlessly to a glorious past. Besides touring across the U.S., Europe, and Japan with his own groups, Christopher enjoys a prominent career as a featured soloist with groups such as the Grammy-Award-winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. His numerous recordings include his own Clarinet Road series and projects alongside jazz legends such as Dick Hyman and Bucky Pizzarelli. The second recording by his group, Django a la Creole, Finesse, was the #1 Jazz CD of 2010 in The Times UK.

Contact Info:
Sarah Gromko
New Orleans, LA 70119
Parish: Orleans
Email: gromko@gromkomusic.com
Website: www.clarinetroad.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvanChristopherClarinetR

  Matthew Davidson (Louisiana Soundtrack Artist) (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
Matthew Davidson is an award-winning guitarist and vocalist from Shreveport, LA. With musical influences as diverse as The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Maroon 5 and John Mayer, Dav...
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Matthew Davidson is an award-winning guitarist and vocalist from Shreveport, LA. With musical influences as diverse as The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Maroon 5 and John Mayer, Davidson is a triple-threat: guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, performing rock, blues and pop/rock with equal command. His 2012 debut EP Step Up (produced by legendary bassist Joe Osborn) was followed by the 2014 release of Cross My Heart (available on iTunes). Past awards/honors include: Featured in Sept. 2013 issue of At: Guitar Center magazine, Robert Johnson Blues Foundation New Generation Award, Kidd Kraddick Rock Camp Guitarist, Top 10 in guitar contest sponsored by Capitol Records and The Beach Boys, and nominee for New Orleans OffBeat Magazines 2012 Best Emerging Artist. Matthew has been featured on Guitar International website and International Musician magazine. Notable performances include: New Orleans Jazz Fest, Louisiana Seafood Festival, Dallas House of Blues, B.B. King Blues Club in Memphis, Hard Rock Cafe Dallas, State Fair of Louisiana, Baton Rouge FestForAll, Baton Rouge State Fair, King Biscuit Blues Festival, Dallas International Guitar Festival, Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Parade, and Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in New Orleans.

Contact Info:
Matthew Davidson
Shreveport, LA 71101
Parish: Caddo
Email: booking@matthewdavidson.net
Website: www.matthewdavidson.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gomatthew

  Dragstrip Phantoms
Performing Artists - Music
The Dragstrip Phantoms are a retro trio that conjure up a slightly twisted era of timeless music. Although the influences have been wide and far for these three musicians, over the...
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The Dragstrip Phantoms are a retro trio that conjure up a slightly twisted era of timeless music. Although the influences have been wide and far for these three musicians, over the years they have narrowed it down to a style that will unmistakably reach a wide and diverse group of listeners as well as satisfy their own musical journey. From Rockabilly to Surf Music to Classic Oldies but Goodies.

Contact Info:
Wayne Anderson
Shreveport, LA 71104
Parish: Caddo
Email: andersonrnr@hotmail.com
Website: www.dragstripphantoms.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Dragstrip-Phantoms

  Doug Duffey (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
Doug Duffey was inducted into the "Louisiana Hall of Fame" in April 2001; he was inducted into the "Blues Hall of Fame" in August 2009. Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Doug Duffey has b...
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Doug Duffey was inducted into the "Louisiana Hall of Fame" in April 2001; he was inducted into the "Blues Hall of Fame" in August 2009. Born in Monroe, Louisiana, Doug Duffey has been singing, playing piano, and composing professionally since the age of 14. His career spans 45 years and has carried him from his native Louisiana to international success. He has been composing since his early teens. His songs reflect his Louisiana roots, but his is an original hybrid mix and trans-genre style. Bridging the urban with the rural, the modern with the traditional, the present with the past, each song tells a story, with lyrics written from ´real life´ experiences and observations. With a catalogue of hundreds of songs, Duffey has been called "one of the most prolific songwriters living in Louisiana". Marcia Ball, George Clinton and many international artists have recorded his songs. He has recorded 7 CDs of all original material to date.

Contact Info:
Doug Duffey
West Monroe, LA 71291
Parish: Ouachita
Email: dougduffey@bayou.com
Website: www.dougduffey.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dougduffey

  Caleb Elliott
Performing Artists - Music
He´s the son of a preacher man, the child of Melody and the brother of Harmony. South Louisiana singer-songwriter-guitarist-cellist-bandleader Caleb Elliott´s biography flows toget...
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He´s the son of a preacher man, the child of Melody and the brother of Harmony. South Louisiana singer-songwriter-guitarist-cellist-bandleader Caleb Elliott´s biography flows together like one of his vibrant original songs.He grew up in the pastoral countryside outside Natchitoches, La., and played cello at Carnegie Hall before his 18th birthday. Since relocating to Lafayette, La., he´s played countless live shows and honed his songwriting, musical and production chops..

Contact Info:
Todd Mouton
Lafayette, LA 70508
Parish: Lafayette
Email: caleb@calebelliott.com
Website: www.calebelliott.com//
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calebelliottmusic
Twitter: twitter.com/calebelliottnow
Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCP4XDCP__Ay7sXw-5C2sV8w

  Kings of Pleasure
Performing Artists - Music
The band was started in 2002 by the late Dan Sanchez. They have toured the country playing their style of West Coast blues and Americana music. They play many original songs and th...
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The band was started in 2002 by the late Dan Sanchez. They have toured the country playing their style of West Coast blues and Americana music. They play many original songs and their cover songs range from blues greats Floyd Dixon, Jimmy Reed and Pinetop Perkins to roots music of the Blasters and Carlos Guitarlos. They won the Best Emerging Artist Award at the King Biscuit Festival in 2005 and have backed up blues legends Arthur Williams and Henry Gray.

Contact Info:
Ryan Ramos
Frierson, LA 71027
Parish: DeSoto
Email: kingsofpleasuremusic@gmail.com
Website: www.kingsofpleasure.net
Facebook: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T36FN7Jpqs

  Lilli Lewis (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
If you swing down to New Orleans you won´t wanna miss Lilli Lewis - a modern-day, musical Renaissance woman - whose refined blend of jazz, blues, folk, classical, and soul bears th...
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If you swing down to New Orleans you won´t wanna miss Lilli Lewis - a modern-day, musical Renaissance woman - whose refined blend of jazz, blues, folk, classical, and soul bears the power to stir even the stiffest listener. On any given night, this progressive, provocative, and conscientious songwriter can be found looping vocals as a one woman Sweet Honey in the Rock, leaning into ivory keys like Nina Simone, or fronting her own original roots rock and soul band, The Shiz. Either way, Lewis´s style stems from a boundless appetite for poetry and rhythm, and a love for music that began when she composed her first song on the piano at age three.

Contact Info:
Lilli Lewis
Hammond, LA 70401
Parish: Tangipahoa
Email: lilli@lillilewis.com
Website: www.lillilewis.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lillilewismusic

  John Gray
Performing Artists - Music
John Gray is not your typical musician. His experience as a performer and educator has been attained by putting himself in various performing and teaching environments over his car...
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John Gray is not your typical musician. His experience as a performer and educator has been attained by putting himself in various performing and teaching environments over his career. He received his Associate of Arts Degree in Jazz Studies With Emphasis on Louisiana Music from Southern University under the tutelage of the Jazz great Alvin Batiste in 2001. He would go on to complete his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance in 2005. Currently, John Gray leads two of his own bands, The JGray Jazz Trio, and The Soul Jukeboxx. He also performs regularly as a front man with The Michael Foster Project. Not only does he perform with these groups, he also handles a majority of the booking and promoting for these groups through his company, Continuum Music. In addition to performing locally with these above mentioned groups, he also performs as a free-lance trumpeter nationally and internationally with several bands from New Orleans. As an educator, John has been teaching instrumental music for over 10 years and currently as the Dunham Schools Director of Bands, he oversees several classes and performing ensembles. He was recently named Teacher of the Year for the 2013-14 school year by the Baton Rouge Symphony. He is also a go-to speaker and music educator through the Greater Baton Rouge Arts Councils various arts programs and camps, and was named Arts Ambassador by the Arts Council back in 2003. All around John Gray has established himself as a well rounded trumpeter in South Louisiana and has gained a lot of experience and notoriety as a performer and educator.

Contact Info:
John Gray
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Parish: East Baton Rouge
Email: Jgrayjazz@yahoo.com
Website: www.jgrayjazz.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=653180474

  Andrea Kapell Loewy (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
Andrea Kapell Loewy holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music degree from Emporia State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Memp...
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Andrea Kapell Loewy holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music degree from Emporia State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Memphis University. Her teachers have included Joseph Mariano, Harold Bennett, Samuel Baron, Philip Kaplan, Bruce Erskine, and John Heiss. She played with the Mid-America Woodwind Quintet. Prior to her present job as Professor of Flute/Theory and Graduate Coordinator of the School of Music at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, she was Adjunct Flute Instructor at Rhodes College. In 1993, she was awarded the University of Southwestern Louisiana´s "Distinguished Professor Award," and is the recipient of an Endowed Professorship Award. Loewy is Principal Flutist of the Acadiana Symphony and has played several concertos with the orchestra. Loewy has participated in four concert/teaching tours to China and has performed at many national flute conventions, including those in New Orleans, St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, Dallas, and New York City.

Contact Info:
Andrea Kapell Loewy
Lafayette, LA 70503
Parish: Lafayette
Email: loewy@louisiana.edu
Website: music.louisiana.edu/faculty/aloewy.html

  Delfeayo Marsalis (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
Delfeayo Marsalis was born in New Orleans, LA on July 28, 1965. He began studying trombone at age 13 and attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts high school. Classically ...
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Delfeayo Marsalis was born in New Orleans, LA on July 28, 1965. He began studying trombone at age 13 and attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts high school. Classically trained at the Eastern Music Festival and Tanglewood Institute, Mr. Marsalis performed Gordon Jacob´s "Trombone Concerto" with the New Orleans Philharmonic and received the Outstanding Performance Award in the Jefferson Performing Arts Society Young Artist Competition. After producing his first recording at age 17, Mr. Marsalis attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music, majoring in both performance and audio production. He has since produced over 75 major-label recordings-several of which have received GRAMMY awards and nominations-including works by: Harry Connick, Jr., Marcus Roberts, Spike Lee, Ellis, Branford and Wynton Marsalis.

Contact Info:
Delfeayo Marsalis
New Orleans, LA 70115
Parish: Orleans
Email: jeremy@umtno.org
Website: delfeayomarsalis.com

  Monroe Symphony Orchestra (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
For over thirty-five years, the Monroe Symphony Orchestra has provided live, symphonic music of high artistic quality for the education and enjoyment of the people of Northeast Lou...
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For over thirty-five years, the Monroe Symphony Orchestra has provided live, symphonic music of high artistic quality for the education and enjoyment of the people of Northeast Louisiana and the region. The Symphony´s goals have included collaboration with other local and regional arts groups, bringing artists of national reputation to the community, providing opportunities for recognition of talented, young, Louisiana artists and seeking to reach out into the community with concerts that appeal to all segments of the population. The Monroe Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1971, and was organized as a community orchestra. The subscription season, presented from September through May, consists of three classical concerts, a family concert in October, and a Holiday Pops Concert in December. The MSO also presents Sound Safari, an educational concert offered to third, fourth, and fifth graders. As a viable and highly visible part of the arts community, the MSO also contributes to the cultural development of northeast Louisiana by bringing notable conductors and artists of national and international renown to perform with the orchestra.

Contact Info:
Monroe Symphony Orchestra
Monroe, LA 71201
Parish: Ouachita
Email: info@monroesymphonyorchestra.com
Website: www.monroesymphonyorchestra.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/#!/monroesymphonyorchest

  Nouveaux Cajun Xpress
Performing Artists - Music
Nouveaux Cajun Xpress is four former members of the popular Cajun Band Tout Les Soir. Butch Landry, Butch Golsan, John Ortis, and Clyde Thompson have been playing music together fo...
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Nouveaux Cajun Xpress is four former members of the popular Cajun Band Tout Les Soir. Butch Landry, Butch Golsan, John Ortis, and Clyde Thompson have been playing music together for over a decade. They have performed Cajun style music in venues across the country and beyond. From the Gulf Coast Crawfish Festival in Biloxi, MS, to the Walker Cajunfest in Walker, MN and from the Audubon Zoo Swamp Fest in New Orleans to a Super Bowl/Mardi Gras cruise to the Bahamas.They have played festivals, conventions, wedding receptions and company gatherings from Louisiana to Texas, from opening for Three Dog Night in Florida to Thunder Bay, Canada and many other places.

Contact Info:
Butch Landry or John Ortis
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Parish: East Baton Rouge
Email: music@nouveauxcajunxpress.com
Website: www.nouveauxcajunxpress.com/wp/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nouveauxcajunxpress

  Evan Roider (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
Pianist Evan Roider maintains an active schedule as a soloist and collaborative artist, performing across the United States and abroad, most recently in England, Ireland, Italy, an...
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Pianist Evan Roider maintains an active schedule as a soloist and collaborative artist, performing across the United States and abroad, most recently in England, Ireland, Italy, and China. His performances span a wide array of music, from the classical repertoire to contemporary music, as well as the American Songbook. With a focus on art song, Evan spent two summers as a professional pianist at SongFest at the Colburn School (Los Angeles), an acclaimed program for singers and pianists. In May 2014, he was in residence at Liederfest, a festival of song in Suzhou, China. There, he performed with the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World, Yang Guang.

Contact Info:
Evan Roider
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Parish: East Baton Rouge
Email: wroide1@gmail.com
Website: www.evanroider.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Evan-Roider/213983

  Dorian Rush (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
Dorian Rush is an outstanding musician and actress based in New Orleans. She has performed as a soloist, group singer, and backup singer for countless acts, including the legendary...
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Dorian Rush is an outstanding musician and actress based in New Orleans. She has performed as a soloist, group singer, and backup singer for countless acts, including the legendary Coco Robicheaux. Recently, Dorian partnered with key members of the rock band Dash Rip Rock to create an unforgettable original show about the life and music of Janis Joplin. That show, called LIVIN´ JANIS, won the 2010 Big Easy Award for Best Cabaret Performance.

Contact Info:
Dorian Rush
New Orleans, LA 70117
Parish: Orleans
Email: dorian_rush@yahoo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dorianrushsings/

  Anaïs St. John (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
Anaïs St. John is a native New Orleanian who has worked in the music ten years. Currently Anaïs can be seen every Friday and Saturday night as the featured performer at the Windsor...
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Anaïs St. John is a native New Orleanian who has worked in the music ten years. Currently Anaïs can be seen every Friday and Saturday night as the featured performer at the Windsor Court Hotel in the Polo Club. Most recently, Anaïs completed a run as one of the featured artists in the "Women in Jazz" series at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. After she earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from Xavier University, she received a Master´s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of New Orleans. Anaäs has appeared on stages with Tulane Summer Lyric Theater, the New Orleans Opera Association, Le Petit Theater, Jefferson Performing Arts Society, and the Living History Project. Following in the footsteps of her father, jazz alto saxophonist Marion Brown, Anaäs is featured regularly in such famed New Orleans jazz institutions such as Harrah´s Club 528, Bombay Club, Snug Harbor, Windsor Court Polo Club, Dos Jeffes, D.B.A., King Bolden´s, The Column´s Hotel, The Ogden Museum of Art, and Monkey Hill.

Contact Info:
Anaïs St. John
New Orleans, LA 70115
Parish: Orleans
Email: anaisstjohn@cox.net
Website: www.anaisstjohn.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AnaisStJohnJazz
Twitter: twitter.com/anaisstjohn
Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=upRDA4uyfCI

  Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
For over 30 years, 2 time GRAMMY award winning artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is...
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For over 30 years, 2 time GRAMMY award winning artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today. He and his band mates have performed over 7000 concerts, toured millions of miles to over 45 countries during their eventful career. 2014 marked another milestone when Simien & his collaborators from the Zydeco Experience band were honored with their second GRAMMY award in Los Angeles on January 26, 2014 at the Nokia Theatre. This year was their 28th consecutive New Orleans Jazz Festival performance: an event that has become the gold standard for showcasing and celebrating all Louisiana music traditions.

Contact Info:
Cynthia Simien
Lafayette, LA 70508
Parish: Lafayette
Email: tsimieninc@aol.com
Website: www.terrancesimien.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Terrance-Simien-Th

  Tommy G
Performing Artists - Music
Tommy G is a life long resident of Amelia La. He is a singer and song writer with over 20 years experience as a performer. His original songs include Only You and Me Tonight, Sombo...
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Tommy G is a life long resident of Amelia La. He is a singer and song writer with over 20 years experience as a performer. His original songs include Only You and Me Tonight, Sombody Told on Me and Little Monkey.

Contact Info:
Jarred Gros
Amelia, LA 70340
Parish: St. Mary
Email: jarred.gros@yahoo.com
Website: www.tommygandstormyweather.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Tommy-G-and-Stormy

  Corey Trahan (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
With over 70 roles in his repertoire, Corey Trahan is an active performer, educator and stage director in opera, oratorio, music theatre, operetta and recital venues. Known for his...
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With over 70 roles in his repertoire, Corey Trahan is an active performer, educator and stage director in opera, oratorio, music theatre, operetta and recital venues. Known for his comic timing, versatile voice, and onstage charisma, he is being seen and heard internationally in repertoire ranging from operatic classics to modern musical theatre. Corey began the 2014 - 2015 season with "The Voices: One Night Only", a benefit concert for the Strauss Theatre Center. In June 2015, Corey joined Richard Seiler (pianist) to reprise Schumann´s "Dichterliebe: Opus 48" for Grace Episcopal Church´s Summer Concert Series and was named General Manager of Strauss Theatre Center. Corey presented a concert of sacred music in Baton Rouge and performed Monsieur Thenardier (role debut) in "Les Miserables in Concert" with the Strauss Theatre Center. As the new Director of Music Theatre at Northwestern State University, Corey served as music director for "Sweeney Todd" and "Broadway to Go", an educational outreach tour featuring NSU Music Theatre Students. As a guest artist/clinician, Corey presented a master class for singing actors at the 2014 N.A.T.S. Southern Region Conference. Upcoming engagements include traveling to Houston to present singing actor master classes, perform with the South Dakota Chorale at the 2015 A.C.D.A. National Convention in Salt Lake City and reprise "I Am What I Am", an intimate concert with Shelley Cooper (vocalist) and Rama Widi (actor) in Bali, Indonesia. Corey will be music/stage director for "Avenue Q" at Northwestern State University and returns to the Strauss Theatre Center in August 2015 to music and stage direct "South Pacific in Concert" with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra.

Contact Info:
Corey Trahan
Monroe, LA 71209
Parish: Ouachita
Email: princeyamacorey@gmail.com
Website: www.coreytrahan.com/index.htm

  Henry Turner Jr. (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
Musician, vocalist, guitar player, composer, producer and promoter Henry Turner Jr. is an integral part of the Louisiana Music scene. He and his band, & Flavor, have toured extensi...
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Musician, vocalist, guitar player, composer, producer and promoter Henry Turner Jr. is an integral part of the Louisiana Music scene. He and his band, & Flavor, have toured extensively throughout the United States for the past thirty years.He is well known for creating an intricate and syncopated style of music that has been branded # Louisiana Reggae, Soul, Funk and Blues. As lead singer for the band, his rich baritone voice adds warmth and depth to his touching and soulful ballads, as well as intense power for his upbeat dance songs. Turner´s guitar techniques incorporate blues, soul and funk styles, along with jazz chording to create mesmerizing and toe-tapping songs

Contact Info:
Marcia Groff
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
Parish: East Baton Rouge
Email: marcia@entertainmententerprises.biz
Website: www.henryturnerjr.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/henryturnerjr?fref=ts&re

  Brian Sivils (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
A seasoned world traveler with the US Air Force Band, Brian pursued his passion for the Blues. With mentors like Hohner artist Bobby Rush and Howlin´ Wolf drummer Willie Steele he ...
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A seasoned world traveler with the US Air Force Band, Brian pursued his passion for the Blues. With mentors like Hohner artist Bobby Rush and Howlin´ Wolf drummer Willie Steele he has been schooled by the best. He is a frequent feature in Mississippi up and down the Blues Trail and has recently toured with his "Jimmie Davis, LA´s Singing Governor" show.

Contact Info:
Brian Sivils
Rayville, LA 71269
Parish: Richland
Email: altoaudio@yahoo.com
Website: www.briansivils.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/#!/brian.sivils?fref=ts

  Smithfield Fair (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
Smithfield Fair is a family, Louisiana-based original and traditional music ensemble with a 40+ year history of performing throughout North America and the UK, and 29 album release...
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Smithfield Fair is a family, Louisiana-based original and traditional music ensemble with a 40+ year history of performing throughout North America and the UK, and 29 album releases. In a storied musical journey, Smithfield Fair has played some amazing places and presented some wonderful shows for exceptional audiences. A lot of acts say their audiences are the best. That´s nice, but ours really are. Some of those shows have included the Kerrville Folk Festival, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Sundilla Acoustic Concerts in Auburn (AL), Fiddler´s Dream in Phoenix, Moonlight on the Mountain in Birmingham, Saxon Guild in Alexandria, WUWF RadioLive in Pensacola, the Appin Town Hall in Scotland, Acoustic Sounds Café, Taste of Scotland, 1984 World´s Fair in New Orleans, Virginia Highlands Festival, Anderson Fair, Stone Mountain Highland Games, Chef John Folse´s International Food show and "After the Hunt" series on LPB and the Food Channel.

Contact Info:
Dudley-Brian Smith
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Parish: East Baton Rouge
Email: smithfieldfair@bellsouth.net
Website: www.smithfieldfair.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Smithfield-Fair/13

  Symphony Chorus of New Orleans
Performing Artists - Music
The mission of SCNO is to "make a difference in the lives of our singers, our audience, and our community through the power and beauty of choral music.Symphony Chorus of New Orlean...
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The mission of SCNO is to "make a difference in the lives of our singers, our audience, and our community through the power and beauty of choral music.Symphony Chorus of New Orleans (SCNO) is an all-volunteer chorus that has provided superlative choral music to the greater New Orleans area for more than 35 years. Each member brings considerable talent, knowledge of choral music, and a true commitment and love of choral music and its continuing presence in New Orleans.

Contact Info:
Symphony Chorus of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70150
Parish: Orleans
Email: sce@symphonychorus.org
Website: www.symphonychorus.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/symphonychorus/

  Nathan Williams and Zydeco Cha-Chas (Louisiana Soundtrack Artist) (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
I have toured the world performing since 1985 recording with Rounder Records since 1988.inducted in the Louisiana hall of Fame 2005 been in all major neww paper alot tv commerical ...
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I have toured the world performing since 1985 recording with Rounder Records since 1988.inducted in the Louisiana hall of Fame 2005 been in all major neww paper alot tv commerical louisiana tourist commericial numerous time recorded live at thr grand ole opry rounder records 40 anniversary /movies In The Electric mist /Recent Documentary the World Accordion to Phil Americas/

Contact Info:
Nathan Williams
Lafayette, LA 70507
Parish: Lafayette
Email: nathanwilliams_4@hotmail.com
Website: www.zydecochachas.com/

  Rusty Yates (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music
Rusty Yates is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has played music venue´s throughout the United States and Canada in his music career. Rusty is considered by many to be one of the pr...
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Rusty Yates is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has played music venue´s throughout the United States and Canada in his music career. Rusty is considered by many to be one of the premier performer´s in the country. Although Rusty has his own sound, the media has been quoted as saying that "Rusty´s music brings to mind the best of Delbert McClinton, Vocals comparable to BB King, but with a touch of old school Ray". Rusty and his band have been performing throughout Louisiana and in Florida in recent months, and they have been spending time in the studio recording their "PASSION" CD. Rusty Yates carries with him a 7 piece band of seasoned performers that bring it every show. Rusty has taken the music that has influenced him the most as he was growing up as a kid in Louisiana, and continued a sound that his Grandfather (The Evangelist Preacher) and the Great Soul and R&B Performer´s both past and present can be proud of.

Contact Info:
Jeff Yates
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Parish: Livingston
Email: Jeff.rustyyatesband@live.com
Website: www.reverbnation.com/therustyyatesband
Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Rusty-Yates-Band-218619384845861/

  Sweet Cecilia
Performing Artists - Music
Hailing from the bayous of Acadiana, this all female trio performs original Louisiana roots, Americana, country, rock, and folk music with a Cajun flair. They´ve been singing toget...
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Hailing from the bayous of Acadiana, this all female trio performs original Louisiana roots, Americana, country, rock, and folk music with a Cajun flair. They´ve been singing together since they were children. Maegan and Laura, daughters of the late Grammy nominated musican Al Berard, are sisters and Callie is their first cousin. Their passion and love for each other and music are the driving force in this trio. The name of their hometown and the patron Saint of Music, St. Cecilia helped to form the name of the band. As a trio, Sweet Cecilia has performed at various venues across South Louisiana. They have also performed at Festival International, Festival Acadiens et Creole, Crawfish Festival, and New Orleans Jazz Festival. Their dynamic family harmonies are evident at every performance. Sweet Cecilia released their self titled debut album in February 2015 featuring twelve original songs. It was recorded by Grammy Winner Joel Savoy. Sweet Cecilia is also featured on the Grammy nominated album “Light the Stars” by Bonsoir, Catin. They have also recorded with other groups such as Grammy nominated Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys and rock-n-roll country group Doublewide.

Contact Info:
Sweet Cecilia
Cecilia, LA 70521
Parish: St. Martin
Email: sweetceciliagirls@gmail.com
Website: www.sweetceciliagirls.com/home.html
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SweetCeciliaGirls?fref=ts
Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC01GsE4W4I1VRObLpwYRRpg

  Ian Quiet Band
Performing Artists - Music
2014 Louisiana Music Prize finalists The Ian Quiet Band march to the beat of our own drummer. We incorporate the sounds of many genres of music and put forth a highly energetic liv...
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2014 Louisiana Music Prize finalists The Ian Quiet Band march to the beat of our own drummer. We incorporate the sounds of many genres of music and put forth a highly energetic live show with a unique sound called by music producer Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads fame as "A cross between The B-52s and The Sex Pistols". We have shared the stage with international music acts as far ranging as Jean Jean from Paris France and The Otonana Trio from Tokyo Japan.
Contact Info:
Eric Mills
Bossier City, LA 71112
Parish: Bossier
Email: lachlin70@hotmail.com
Website: www.reverbnation.com/theianquietband
Facebook: www.facebook.com/#!/komfiojm
Twitter: twitter.com/theianquietband?lang=en

  Waylon Thibodeaux aka Louisiana´s Rockin´ Fiddler
Performing Artists - Music
>Born in Louisiana’s ‘Bayou Country’ just a few miles southwest of New Orleans, Houma native Waylon Thibodeaux has been dubbed “Louisiana’s Rockin Fiddler”. Today, this talented, s...
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>Born in Louisiana’s ‘Bayou Country’ just a few miles southwest of New Orleans, Houma native Waylon Thibodeaux has been dubbed “Louisiana’s Rockin Fiddler”. Today, this talented, self-taught Cajun musician has gained a notable reputation as one of Louisiana’s best known recording artists. His talents have led him to play festivals, clubs and other special events throughout the United States, Canada, France, Central and South America. His rollicking, crowd-pleasing performance on stage is exactly what one would expect from someone who, at age 16, was Louisiana’s state fiddle champion. He never fails to serve up a good helping of spicy, high-energy Louisiana and Cajun/Zydeco music. His unique musical style is best described by Thibodeaux himself: “It’s a mixture –it’s Cajun, but not too traditional, it’s Zydeco with a pinch of New Orleans’ sound, a small pinch of South Louisiana “Swamp Pop”, a taste of Country and a little Rock n’ Roll that’s sure to get you on your feet and dancing.”
Contact Info:
Waylon Thibodeaux
Livingston, LA 70754
Parish: Livingston
Email: waylonthibodeaux@gmail.com
Website: www.waylont.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Waylon-Thibodeaux/164373980322222
Twitter: twitter.com/WaylonThibodeau

  Dwayne Dopsie and The Zydeco Hellraisers
Performing Artists - Music
“America’s Hottest Accordion” winner, Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin, plays a unique, high energy style of zydeco. Dwayne hails from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world...
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“America’s Hottest Accordion” winner, Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin, plays a unique, high energy style of zydeco. Dwayne hails from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world. Although inspired by tradition, he has developed his own high energy style that defies existing stereotypes and blazes a refreshingly distinct path for 21st century Zydeco music. This singer/songwriter and accordionist has performed all over the world since debuting his band, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, at age 19. Dwayne, born March 3, 1979 in Lafayette, Louisiana, was the last of eight children. Dwayne attributes his musical ablilities to his father, Rockin´ Dopise, Sr., a pioneer of Zydeco music.

Contact Info:
Lucy Bertrand
Kenner, LA 70065
Parish: Jefferson Parish
Email: productionslb@hotmail.com
Website: www.dwaynedopsie.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dwaynedopsieandthezydecohellraisers?fref=ts
Youtube: www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dwayne+dopsie+%26+the+zydeco+hellraisers

  Lane Rodgers
Performing Artists - Music
I am a one man Band. I play guitar, harmonica, sing and accompany myself by playing drums with my feet. I have opened for Alabama, George Jones, The Bellamy Bros, TG Shepherd, Gen...
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I am a one man Band. I play guitar, harmonica, sing and accompany myself by playing drums with my feet. I have opened for Alabama, George Jones, The Bellamy Bros, TG Shepherd, Gene Watson, Leon Russel, Brad Paisley, and Shenandoah.

Contact Info:
Lane Rodgers
Shreveport, LA 71111
Parish: Caddo
Email: lanerodgers@bellsouth.net
Website: www.reverbnation.com/lanerodgers
Facebook: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006152471724

  Mario Abney - The Abney Effect
Performing Artists - Music
Chicago born and raised Jazz Trumpeter Mario Abney now of New Orleans fuses traditional and extended trumpet techniques in a most inventive way; his strikingly personal instrumenta...
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Chicago born and raised Jazz Trumpeter Mario Abney now of New Orleans fuses traditional and extended trumpet techniques in a most inventive way; his strikingly personal instrumental vision endows the music with an infinite array of tonal color. Recognized for his ability to createpure musical dialog, and hear music in a universally spiritual way.

Contact Info:
Cyril Darensbourg
New Orleans, LA 70116
Parish: Orleans
Email: marioabney@gmail.com
Website: www.musicpage.com/marioabney
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarioAbneyMusic?fref=ts
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/rio1jazz/feed

  Judy Caplan Ginsburgh
Performing Artists - Music
Judy Caplan Ginsburgh is a professional singer with a degree in Vocal Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She is an internationally recognized and multi...
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Judy Caplan Ginsburgh is a professional singer with a degree in Vocal Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She is an internationally recognized and multi-award winning performer, recording artist and educator. Judy sings as a cantorial soloist and travels throughout North America presenting concerts, residencies, educational keynotes and workshops. Judy works actively in both Jewish and non-Jewish settings and she has developed a number of interactive, educational performances and arts-in-education residencies for school-age children.

Contact Info:
Judy Ginsburgh
Alexandria , LA 71315
Parish: Rapides
Email: judy@judymusic.com
Website: www.judymusic.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jcgtune

  River Gibson
Performing Artists - Music
River Gibson was the frontman/vocalist for the former Lafayette, LA rock band TANDEM from 2012-2014. More recently, he was a contestant on the 2015 season of American Idol, making ...
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River Gibson was the frontman/vocalist for the former Lafayette, LA rock band TANDEM from 2012-2014. More recently, he was a contestant on the 2015 season of American Idol, making it through to the famed "Hollywood Week" rounds. At only 20 years old, River Gibson has already shared the stage with national acts including Gavin Degraw, Aranda, Hinder, Papa Roach, Trapt, Sevendust, Saving Abel, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, 10 Years, Pop Evil, Nothing More, 12 Stones, Taproot, 3 Pill Morning, We Are Harlot, Atlanta Rhythm Section and many more. On top of that, he´s been featured in all outlets of promotional media all across Louisiana. As part of TANDEM, he recorded a 6-song EP on analog tape at Blade Studios titled Bright Nights. The album was recorded with Grammy-winning producer, Brady Blade (Citizen Cope, Dave Matthews), and engineered by Chris Bell (The Eagles, U2). With tracks like “Satisfy” and “The Night,” the band received radio rotation on many FM and internet-based stations throughout the South. Gibson has been working vigorously on new material for his debut solo release slated for a fall 2015 release. All the while, he has performed in his home state and Texas extensively (both as a member of TANDEM and a solo artist), garnering a loyal following. Consistently playing at various full-production venues, festivals and fundraisers, he and his band display a passionate chemistry during their unforgettable and enthralling high-energy live performances. Dance with River Gibson in 2015, and keep up with him at facebook.com/rivergibson.

Contact Info:
River Gibson
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
Parish: St. Martin
Email: rivgib@hotmail.com
Website: www.rivergibson.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rivergibson
Twitter: www.twitter.com/rivgib

  Paul Mauffray
Performing Artists - Music
Conductor Paul Mauffray was awarded 2nd Prize in the Bartok Conducting Competition, 3rd Place in the American Prize for Professional Conductors, 1st Prize in the Freedman Competiti...
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Conductor Paul Mauffray was awarded 2nd Prize in the Bartok Conducting Competition, 3rd Place in the American Prize for Professional Conductors, 1st Prize in the Freedman Competition, and Honorary Mention in the Prague Spring Competition. He studied music at NOCCA & LSU, and conducting in Germany, the Czech Republic, and at Indiana University.

Contact Info:
Paul Mauffray
Slidell, LA 70458
Parish: St. Tammany
Email: paul@paulmauffray.com
Website: www.paulmauffray.com
Youtube: www.youtube.com/paulmauffray

  The Hoochie Digs
Performing Artists - Music

The Hoochie Digs, of Louisiana, began writing and playing music in 2014. The group is made up of Joey Wilson on guitar, mandolin, and cigar box, and Cher Couvillion, with vocals...

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The Hoochie Digs, of Louisiana, began writing and playing music in 2014. The group is made up of Joey Wilson on guitar, mandolin, and cigar box, and Cher Couvillion, with vocals & light percussion.Our music has a way of telling life’s story “like it is”, but in a melodic way that makes the bitter sound sweet. A mélange of folk, soul, and slow rock flavor the tunes of the Digs.

Joey has been playing guitar since he was just a lad. When he is not plucking wires as a lineman, he’s strumming a 6 string. He performs in numerous local bands/groups. His guitar work has been recorded on albums of a variety of bands, & Joey has accompanied many notable musicians in live music performances.

Cher Couvillion is a singer/songwriter, who studied art and French in college. When Cher met Joey, just four years back, he drew out the music from her creative spirit, something different for her from drawings and poems. Cher loves to pair her lyrics with the music Joey writes. She is of Cajun descent, & some songs are written in French. She teaches, and had her singing start in choirs, dating back to Catholic School days. The Hoochie Digs love playing music locally in pubs, cafes, and at festivals. The Digs have a wealth of songs, and both writing and performing are ongoing.


Contact Info:
Cher Couvillion
Pineville, LA 71360
Parish: Rapides
Email: thehoochiedigs@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/digthedigs/?fref=ts

  The Michael Foster Project
Performing Artists - Music
The Michael Foster Project is a multi-genre covering Brass Band, based in Baton Rouge. The group is Baton Rouge´s longest running brass band, making their start in the late 90´s. T...
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The Michael Foster Project is a multi-genre covering Brass Band, based in Baton Rouge. The group is Baton Rouge´s longest running brass band, making their start in the late 90´s. This group of top notched musicians have performed in just about every setting one can think of, from Mardi Gras Balls to Miss USA Pagents, and from music festivals in China to the Sundance Film Festival. The MFP have released three recording through out their existence, "Kick Some Brass" Live in New Orleans @ Donna´s Grill (1998), "Weapons of Brass Destruction" (2003), and "Funkin´ With Friends" Live @ The Varsity Theatre (2011). The current group, made up of John Gray (trumpet), Roderick Jackson (Saxophones), Charles Williams (Trombone), Xero Skidmore (Percussion), Craig Trusclair (Drums), and the namesake & bandleader Michael Foster (Sousaphone),are currently working on their 4th album, and can be found at music venues, festivals, and private engagements on a regular basis.

Contact Info:
John Gray
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Parish: East Baton Rouge
Email: mikefosterproject@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MichaelFosterProject/
Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eej3WeLLqiE&feature=youtu.be

  Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Crush (LPN Artist)
Performing Artists - Music

Rusty Metoyer and The Zydeco Krush is a young, energetic Zydeco band from Lake Charles, LA. They play everything from traditional Creole French songs to nouveau Zydeco music. ...

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Rusty Metoyer and The Zydeco Krush is a young, energetic Zydeco band from Lake Charles, LA. They play everything from traditional Creole French songs to nouveau Zydeco music. They offer a great show that is suitable for all ages and have been known to make a crowd move.

The band is led by Rusty Metoyer, a young self-taught musician native to Lake Charles. Rusty grew up with musical influences from some of his uncles as well as both of his grandfathers. All were self taught musicians in Creole French, Zydeco, Jazz, & Blues. Staying true to his roots, Rusty learned to play the accordion through the traditional style of French music, and he is passionate about keeping his Creole heritage alive. Rusty is self taught on other instruments as well, including drums, guitar, scrub board, and bass. He has performed with various musicians, such as Lil Wayne & Same Ol´ 2 Step, Step Rideau, Corey Ledet, Brian Jack, Brandon Ledet, Doghill Stompers, Cedryl Bellou, Jeremy Fruge, and many more. He has released one solo album entitled "Take My Hand", and was featured on a group project with Andre Thierry, Sean Ardoin, Lawrence Ardoin, Ed Poullard, and Jeffery Broussard called "Creole United-Non Jamais Fait". A 2nd solo album will be released in Feb 2015.

Rusty Metoyer and The Zydeco Krush has performed for local church functions, trail rides, festivals, private parties, family reunions, weddings, Mardi Gras celebrations, restaurants, clubs, frequently throughout Louisiana and Texas - California, Maryland, Virginia, Philly, New Jersey and New York. They perform original songs as well as songs from popular musicians like Beau Jocque, Chris Ardoin, Keith Frank, Geno Delafose, John Delafose, and Boozoo Chavis. They create a nice blend between old and new Zydeco music.

Rusty Metoyer and The Zydeco Krush is sure to have their audience dancing and passin´ a good time!

Rusty Metoyer and The Zydeco Krush has been selected to the 2013-2015 Louisiana Musicians Roster, through the Louisiana Division of Arts, Department of Cultural Development.


Contact Info:
Portia Metoyer
Lake Charles, LA 70602
Parish: Calcasieu
Email: pmetoyer@suddenlink.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RustyMetoyerZydeco/

  David L. Harris
Performing Artists - Music
David Lee Harris Jr., born in Baton Rouge, La is a trombonist, vocalist, composer and arranger. Studying at Southern University, Louisiana State University and the University of Ne...
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David Lee Harris Jr., born in Baton Rouge, La is a trombonist, vocalist, composer and arranger. Studying at Southern University, Louisiana State University and the University of New Orleans, he honed his skills and developed a style true to the music of his ancestors. This led David eventually onto the New Orleans music scene in 2010 where he studied with Delfeayo Marsalis. One of his specialized talents is playing the style of muted plunger, influenced by Tyree Glenn, Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton and Al Grey to name a few. David has toured internationally playing in noteworthy concert halls and festivals such as the Apollo Theatre, Rose Hall in Lincoln Center, The L´Olympia Music Hall in Paris, France, The Newport Jazz Festival(2015), Cape Town Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, The Joy Of Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Ascona Jazz Festival and The New Orleans Jazz Festival. He also has performed with such notable acts as the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Shannon Powell, Gerald French and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, Aaron Neville, Delfeayo Marsalis, Haley Reinhart, Dr. Michael White, Wynton Marsalis and currently with Dee Dee Bridgewater and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

Contact Info:
David L. Harris
Geismar, LA 70734
Parish: Ascension
Email: davidlharrismusic@gmail.com
Website: www.davidlharris.net/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/David-Harris/341015182749196

  Captain Green
Performing Artists - Music
"If you’re going to bill yourselves as “Louisiana’s premier intergalactic space jazz band,” you’d best be prepared to back it up. Captain Green, the Baton Rouge sextet has been tou...
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"If you’re going to bill yourselves as “Louisiana’s premier intergalactic space jazz band,” you’d best be prepared to back it up. Captain Green, the Baton Rouge sextet has been touring relentlessly to demonstrate exactly that, and the band’s brand new album, Protect Each Other Together, puts an exclamation point on it. They’ve stirred rock, funk, jazz, New Orleans, and gospel in the gumbo pot, with delicious results." - Scott Hopkins - Artists on the Rise. "Captain Green is a perfect proponent of the Louisiana music tradition... They use jazz as a launching pad to get to space, and, boy, do they ever get there!" - Scott - Tie Your Shoes Reviews

Contact Info:
Captain Green
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Parish: East Baton Rouge
Email: captaingreenmusic@gmail.com
Website: www.captaingreenmusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/captaingreenmusic

  Wallace Trahan and Rice & Gravy
Performing Artists - Music
Wallace Trahan and Rice & Gravy consist of five members. We like to make people dance. Our repertoire is quite versatile and includes Cajun, Zydecajun, Swamp Pop, Zydeco, a little ...
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Wallace Trahan and Rice & Gravy consist of five members. We like to make people dance. Our repertoire is quite versatile and includes Cajun, Zydecajun, Swamp Pop, Zydeco, a little Country, and even some R&B.

Contact Info:
Wallace Trahan
Port Barre, LA 70577
Parish: St. Landry
Email: wallacetrahan@aol.com
Website: www.wallacetrahan.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Wallace-Trahan-and-Rice-Gravy-191277724307318/?ref=hl

  The Louis Armstrong Society Jazz Band
Performing Artists - Music
Our recent one hour PBS Special is available on our Youtube Channel. The Louis Armstrong Society is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of New Orleans jazz and to honoring ...
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Our recent one hour PBS Special is available on our Youtube Channel. The Louis Armstrong Society is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of New Orleans jazz and to honoring the most notable and influential individual of the genre: Louis Armstrong, aka Satchmo. Founded in 2001 during the Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration, the Louis Armstrong Society celebrates great music and New Orleans´ heritage of jazz music through live performances across the country. The New Orleans based performers include some of the most respected musicians in the Big Easy, and all know the importance of ´blowing that horn´! In the spring of 2004, a decision was made to proceed with the opening of a jazz club called “Satchmo’s Place” in the New Orleans’ French Quarter. The time seemed right. The world was adjusting to a “new normal” and it was time to start again, to carve out another special corner in the French Quarter dedicated solely to New Orleans jazz. “Satchmo’s Place” opened in September of 2004 with the band performing two shows a night, five nights a week. In August of 2005, the society reviewed the operation and declared it a success. People were lined up to purchase tickets and the grass roots support was beginning to swell. We announced, “Come see us right after Labor Day!” Hurricane Katrina hit August 29, 2005 and once again the society faced a world-changing event.

Contact Info:
Gail Swain
Metairie, LA 70002
Parish: Jefferson
Email: gayleswain18@gmail.com
Website: www.larmstrongsoc.org/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheLouisArmstrongSocietyJazzBand/?fref=ts
Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/lasjbnola