Wayne Toups is one of the most commercially successful American Cajun Singers. Wayne has been granted numerous awards and honors throughout his career. On Feb. 10, 2013, Wayne was honored with his first Grammy Award from the 55th Annual Grammys. His CD The Band Courtbouillon with Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy was announced as Best Regional Roots Music Album at the prestigious ceremony.
“Four Time Hall of Fame Recipient”
1. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame – (2010) 2. Gulf Coast Museum Hall of Fame – (2011) 3. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame – (2003) 4. CFMA Cajun French Music Association Hall of Fame – (2011) 5. Grammy Awards for Best Regional Roots Album – (2013)
Wayne Toups " Live from Rockin' Willy's
The music of Jo-EL Sonnier is a way of life. Steeped in passion, relentless dedication...he has been the undisputed “King of Cajun” for the past 25 years and occupies a significant place in the rich artistic landscape of this country. His fans are undeniably dedicated, while the music industry elite - Dylan, Costello and Hank Williams Jr., to name a few, admire his work to no end. Jo-EL is a “musician’s musician” with a wonderful gift to sing and entertain you in a way often imitated but never duplicated.
With radio success under his belt, Jo-EL began to stretch out by becoming a sought after session player in Nashville. The sounds of his accordion can be heard on the albums of such greats as Alan Jackson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Neil Diamond, Sammy Kershaw , The Indigo Girls, Mark Knopfler, Dolly Parton, Hank Williams Jr.,Robert Cray and Leftover Salmon among others. In 2015 a dream he had held onto for many years finally came true when his name was announced as the Grammy Award winner for Best Regional Roots Music
1. Academy of Country Music New Male Vocalist Nominee - (1988)
2. Performance International Touring Talent 1988 Readers Poll Award Winner.
3. Touring Magazine New Artist of the Year - (1989)
4, TNN Viewers Choice Awards Nominee - (1989)
5. Golden Music Awards Male Vocalist of the Year - (1999)
6.Golden Music Awards Song of the Year - (1999)
7. 4 Time Grammy Award Nominee
8. Grammy Award Winner for Best Regional Roots Album.- (2015)
9. 6 Time Hall of Famer
“Six Time Hall of Fame Recipient”
CFMA Hall of Fame
NACMA Hall of Fame
Museum of the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame
Louisiana Songwriter Hall of Fame.
Louisiana Folklife Center’s Hall of Master Folk Artists
Jo-El Sonnier "Evangeline Special (Live)
This Louisiana-born singer/songwriter started his musical journey at the age of twelve after writing “Take My Hand” (which would be recorded by Grammy winner Wayne Toups and become a regional standard just a few years later). By the following year, Thibodaux’s musical destiny was set as he began performing in bands across the Gulf Coast/Southern Louisiana area.
By his mid-twenties, Travis would spend several years in Nashville, Tennessee working as a full-time session vocalist and songwriter.
It was his work and dedication to professionalism in Nashville that caught the attention of legendary rock performer/songwriter Jonathan Cain of Journey. In 2015, Travis was hired to be the newest member of Journey’s touring unit, providing background vocals and auxiliary keyboards on stage with some of the biggest icons in rock history: Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Ross Valory, Steve Smith, and Arnel Pineda.
In 2016, Travis released his latest recording “Travis Thibodaux.” This six-song E.P. features brand-new original tracks recorded in Nashville, Tennessee.
Travis Thibodaux w/ Journey "After The Fall" May 3, 2017, Las Vegas
Ty was born in Moss Point, Mississippi into a musical family. Having a father who was a well known local musician, and two brothers who are excellent musicians in their own right, Ty begin to learn from them all at a very early age. Ty began playing shows at age eight, and has been playing nonstop since. It wasn’t long before folks began to take notice of Ty’s natural guitar ability, and he was soon being sought after as a studio musician on the local scene. To date, Ty has done several sessions of studio work in Nashville, and is a regular “go to” guy at the well known, Dockside Studios in Maurice, Louisiana. Besides being a super guitarist, Ty also plays several other instruments, to include 5 string banjo and pedal steel guitar. Ty’s talent as a song writer began to take shape over ten years ago, and his skills are evident in the fact that he co-wrote all the songs on his current album “Living The Wildlife”
Ty Taylor "Somebody Like You" Keith Urban Cover
What began as entertainment for a church fair in Gonzales, LA., has grown into one of the longest running show and dance bands in the South. In 1984, Na Na Sha was invited to represent the city of Gonzales, La. by performing at the World’s Fair in New Orleans, La. Since that time, they have provided entertainment for numerous fairs, festivals, conventions, fundraisers, and other functions throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Texas, and Arkansas.
Na Na Sha has also been honored to perform as an opening act for and/or on the same venue with great performers such as "Fats" Domino, The Platters, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Four Tops, Glenn Leonard's Temptations, The Impressions, Anthony and The Imperials, Percy Sledge, The Swinging Medallions, Allen Toussaint, Vince Vance and the Valiants, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr., Marcia Ball, Chicago, Kool & the Gang, Doug Kershaw, The Guess Who, Louisiana's LaRoux, Ambrosia, Shenandoah, John Anderson, Billy Joe Royal, Jefferson Starship, The Bellamy Brothers, Jo Dee Messina, Los Lonely Boys, Tracy Lawrence and Blake Shelton.
Cruisin' The Cost - Ocean Springs MS
Kendall’s songs sparkle with a decidedly modern edge and yet they still manage to cut through the homogenization that’s held the genre hostage for far too long. But Kendall’s music shows that you don’t have to try too hard to be yourself — all you have to do is let it flow. Although he’s a child of the ‘90s, Kendall fell under the spell of artists like Hank Williams, Sr. and Alan Jackson as a young child. On the cover of The Traditional Revival, Kendall — barely older than a toddler and dressed in nothing more than a pair of drawers and a cowboy hat — is shown holding an acoustic guitar in the backyard. Kendall’s love of country music, he says, was already sealed by that point, and it wasn’t long after that that his dad taught him the three foundational chords Kendall would run with. The Louisiana native has never looked back since, even though it means he’s had to push against the grain. Although Kendall would take a liking to Southern Rock as a teenager, rocking Allman Brothers and Skynyrd tapes while out fishing with his dad, he has mostly eschewed the conformity-inducing call of radio. And sure, he and his high school buddies knocked around on some popular cover tunes in their day, but Kendall has never let peer pressure steer him from his first love. To this day, in his part of Louisiana, the demand for swamp pop can engulf an upstart country artist.
Check out Kendall's Music Video off his latest Single "Honky Tonkin"
Louisiana Soul-Funk Band
Get ready to experience the beat of the beast! The Baton Rouge supergroup is comprised of career musicians including Jon Smith (Toto, Edgar Winter, Boz Scaggs), Bobby Campo (La LeRoux, Dr.John), Andy Bourgeois (Marc Broussard, Stanton Moore), Brian Brignac (Fats Domino, Sonny Landreth), Elaine Foster (Allen Toussaint, Martina Mcbride,) and Adam Dale (The American Tragedy) among others. The result is their own original style: a fusion of swamp, soul, and funk. Rocking guitars, swinging drums, and triumphant horns are just a few of the marquee elements that give this great band such a unique sound. Like the Rougaroux itself - it’s something you’ll have to see to believe!
LSU Tailgate Anthem "225 Tailgate Jive"