The best in regional Zydeco, Country, and Classic Rock Bands, sponsored by U. S. Backline and Texas Hot Country.
Jesse Roach of “American Idol” to Headline the Bayou Stage On Friday April 4th!!!
Jesse Roach has been described in the press as talented, sexy, passionate and completely alluring. Her music has been called real, unaffected and simply magical. A true natural in her singing and writing, reflecting the deep South Texas blues heritage absorbed as a child, Jesse has introduced a modern sensibility to the old passion. An atmosphere of back porch concerts under the low hanging Spanish moss in the old Live Oaks, is evident in the raw tonalities of her voice and the stories she tells. Driven by a need to perform and express herself, Jesse found a guitar, put her stories to music and began singing to whoever was around. Thus, after a chance meeting with veteran guitarist/songwriter/producer Ken Reynolds at one of her shows in Houston, in less than a year, Jesse’s fame and recognition has reached a point to where she is one of the best known artists in Houston. Writing and recording in a collaboration with Ken, Doug Deforest and Ron Geslin, Jesse and her ‘team’ are on the way and ready for anything. Looks, talent, style and bravado come together to form the very core of this beautiful young lady!
Bon Ton Mickey & The Zydeco Hotsteppers:
Bon Ton Mickey & the Zydeco Hot Steppers Band is an energetic group that knows how to entertain audiences of any age. Foot-tappin’ two-step’n, hot zydeco, rockin’ Bayou Soul with a mix of Louisiana blues. Bon Ton’s fans get involved taking their turn with the rub-board and playing along with the band. The kids love dancing to the music! You may even hear the band sing a little in Creole. It’s old friends and “hot step’n” rhythms for good family fun! After over 30 years of playing and touring, he’s paid his dues and forged a special place for himself through his unique blend of music & stage performance.
Zach Tate Band:
Country, R&B and Blues are key ingredients making up this band’s original, soulful southern sound. Three #1 Texas Top Forty songs, high energy live shows, radio play, as well as numerous TV appearances and music videos have helped propel this band to become one of Houston’s great and most entertaining music groups. Zach Tate Band will be taking the stage at the Pearland Crawfish Festival on Sunday, April 6th at 3pm. “We love the festival atmosphere and the Southern tradition of crawfish! I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon – music and crawfish!“ said Tate. Zach Tate Band is Zach Tate (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Tom Rivera (lead guitar, vocals), Rick Recckio (bass), Anthony Puskus (drums, vocals) , Gary Graham (keys, vocals).
“Scatman” Cecil Shaw is a second generation music composer, writer, artist, producer and publisher. He learned the music industry from his father, gospel legend Brother Cecil L. Shaw – a writer, artist, composer and producer with the Duke & Peacock Label, who wrote songs for the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, Staple Singers, The Williams Brothers, The Winstons, The Union Harmonizers, and many others. An alumnus of Soul Train and Motown, Cecil sang with Ray Charles, The 5th Dimensions, Stevie Wonder, Norman Conners, The Jazz Crusaders, and many others. He performed on Soul Train in 1974 as a solo artist alongside Jerry Butler and The Delfonics. His greatest honor was performing for the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, at his 2nd Inaugural Ball.
Seventeen year old Houston singer/songwriter, Abby Gough, started performing at age 9. She has had well over 100 performances at local venues such as Kemah Boardwalk, Warehouse Live and Moody Gardens to Hard Rock Café, Tootsies Orchid Lounge and Coyote Ugly in Nashville, Tn. She has performed on Great Day Houston: The Deborah Duncan Show twice and recorded several music television segments. At age 13 she started writing her own songs and by the time she was 14 had recorded her first album, Southern Fire Angel. Most recently, Abby has written and recorded with Grammy Award Winning Songwriter, Jeff Franzel. Together they wrote “Hear Me on the Radio,” which was recorded at Houston’s own Sugarhill studios and produced by Andy Bradley. She is a Country/Pop singer whose music appeals to all country audiences.
Randy’s career began in 1980 when he organized the band “Tumbleweed Connection,” touring New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Texas. A stint as lead singer of the “Straight Up Band,” was followed by theatrical productions of “The Best Lil’ Whorehouse in Texas” and “Patsy Cline, Always” and appearances with “The Ronnie Renfro Big Band” as a singer and guitarist. He produced his own albums, “You’ve Been Kind of Cold,” “Deep Whiskey,” and “Family Portrait,” which includes guest appearance by the Artist Willie Nelson and legendary musician Bucky Meadows.co-produced (The Moving Men) and album with other talented artist and musicians. Randy has also written a movie script entitled “Back in Luck,” a true Texas western.
Larry Dean Showalter:
In 1992 Larry Dean was selected to move to Nashville and sing at Opryland for Country Music U.S.A. Larry Dean has opened for George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Porter Wagoner, Hee Haw, Brenda Lee, Emilio Navarra, Ram Herrera. In 1995 Larry Dean performed the National Anthem in the Astrodome for the Astros verses Cardinals game. Larry Dean’s musical influences are Elvis, George Strait, Ricky Van Shelton, Merle Haggard and George Jones.
If you are interested in being booked on the Bayou Stage, contact Jeb Adame at Bookin@TurnToProductions.com