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)
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
“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
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.
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”
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.
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.
CATCH 22 is a 5 piece Classic Rock Band based in New Orleans, LA playing rock hits from the 70's and 80's. Members are Derrick LeFevre/Lead Vocals, Andrew Autin/Guitar, Chet Delatte/Keys, Rod Fleetwood/Bass, Leroy St. Pierre/Drums and Lenny Lemoine/Sound Engineer. Come out and listen to this high energy and amazing sounding band!
Originated in 2007, seven of Louisiana’s most seasoned musicians joined forces to create MoJEAUX, Louisiana’s most diverse and energetic party experience. Their impeccable repertoire of R&B, Motown, Oldies, Top 40, Rock Hip Hop, Funk and Disco hits quickly put MoJEAUX on the top of many must-have lists for festivals, corporate events, weddings and clubs.
Established in 1983, The Topcats have been the hardest working party band in the New Orleans area gaining a reputation of a highly entertaining, professional band that only comes with years of performing! Robert Schulte on drums and vocals, Pat Campbell on bass and vocals, Buzzy Beano on guitar and vocals, and David Gamble on keyboards have averaged more than 250 shows a year since 1990 and have racked up an impressive list of achievements along the way: 2005 Louisiana Hall of Fame Inductees, 6 Offbeat “Best Cover Band” Awards, New Orleans Magazine’s “Best Local Band”, and 21 nominations for "Best Cover Band" in Offbeat Magazine's "Best of The Beat Awards! The Topcats have also recorded and released more than ten projects on Vinyl, CD, and cassette. Throughout the years, The Topcats are one of the area’s top choices for Mardi Gras events, weddings, festivals, fairs, casinos, and night clubs!
A nine piece band featuring Pop music from the 70's. Featuring songs from all the great artist including, The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Chicago, Bread, The Carpenters, Donna Summers, and many others. This versatile group is an ideal choice for Company Parties, Mardi Gras Balls, Festivals, Conventions,, Casino's.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana's country artist, Taylor Nauta Band, is taking their "Guitar Des Lis" logo and matching sound to a party near you, playing their #SwampTwang brand of country music anywhere there's a stage and a crowd of people ready to party. With their hybrid blend of Country, and Blues (Country + Blues = #SwampTwang), melodic guitar style, grooving rhythm section, and soulful vocal, they've been referred to as "Country with Hot Sauce". They bring the good time with them in the band trailer, so be sure to be there when it opens it up!
The Louisiana Yard Dogs are a blues rock trio steeped in the regional roots music of the Gulf Coast. From the Texas blues sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Lightning Hopkins to the funky New Orleans sounds of the Meters and the Neville Brothers to the Mississippi sounds of Muddy Waters, mixed with the psychedelic sounds of Jimi Hendrix, the Louisiana Yard Dogs music is an extra spicy piping hot musical gumbo mixture of all these influences. In the tradition of some of the most powerful trios in the history of rock and blues such as Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and ZZ Top, the Louisiana Yard Dogs are a small but powerful group that pack a dynamic punch. The players have honed their craft relentlessly by performing, recording, and touring across the United States and internationally as professional musicians with many well known artists including multiple Grammy Award Winners.