The best in regional Zydeco, Country, and Classic Rock Bands, sponsored by U. S. Backline and Texas Hot Country.
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Bon Ton Mickey & the Zydeco HotSteppers
Mickey’s music is from a very different perspective than many of the newer Zydeco artists.On his second and third full releases “On Our Way! in 2000″ and “Live in Portland” in 2002, respectively, Mickey evolved to create a fusion of sound like no other. Fans agree that he is taking his beloved Zydeco music to a new level and into a larger music world. Bon Ton Mickey and the band members enjoy their audience and get a thrill from watching their attempt at playing the rub-board. ‘Don’t be afraid to try, they love it.’ Bon Ton Mickey & the Zydeco Hot Steppers Band is a versatile band that specializes in Cajun/Zydeco; but can also play blues, country & yes, even a little bit of hip hop. BonTon say’s, “We’re a fun loving band but, always professional. We’ve played everything from festivals to corporate events, from clubs to private parties and all in between. We love what we do, and we play for our audience. When we see you having fun, that makes us play harder” Bon Ton Mickey is inspired by some of the greatest songwriters of our time, John Delafose, Buckwheat, Rocking Sydney, Beau Jacques, and last but not least Clifton Chenier. All had a profound affect on him, thereby making his music much more fun. Publicist: Ms Ssugah Chaney-(281)873-2377
The Zydeco Dots
The Zydeco Dots, more commonly referred to just as The Dots, originated in 1987. Back then Zydeco music itself was advancing in popularity and The Dots were about to do their part. Although Zydeco music was born in southern Louisiana the music had been played in the gulf
coast region from the Florida panhandle to south Texas since the early 1900’s. Clifton Chenier (The King of Zydeco) gave the music its name and brought Zydeco to a new level. In Houston, Texas, during the mid 80’s, the music was still relatively obscure. The Dots, based in Houston, brought Zydeco to venues where the music had never been heard before. Since then, The Zydeco Dots have won numerous awards and have been voted best Zydeco band by the Houston Press. The Dots have backed up many accordion players over the years including such notables as C J Chenier, Pierre Blanchard, Leon Sam, Pierre Stout, Wilfred Chavis, Lil Jabo, Ted Pacholik, Paul Richard, Lil Willie Davis, Lonnie Mitchell, Wilbert Thibideaux, and Promising new-comer Lil Pop’s.
Benastar is a Pat Benatar & 80’s tribute band. We play the biggest rock, pop and dance hits from the 1980’s!
Platinum Players Zydeco Band
Platinum Players Zydeco Band plays a mixture of Zydeco, Classic Rock, R&B, Blues, Country, and dance favorites – just about anything you would like to hear. They strive to provide the best entertainment, while focusing on a great customer experience.
Al White Band
Inspired by Kenny Rogers, one day in 1991, Al White decided to put on his hat and boots and sing country music. Al was born and raised in Winnie, Texas and was raised on gospel music where he honed his vocal skills. He soon formed his first pop and R & B band. His original songs have charted on radio’s Airplay International with “I Just Know It” in the Top 40’s International Circuit. White’s singing and sincerity won over many fans for his first album “Mama I’m Still Missin’ You” and resulted in a popular video for “Those Ladies in Texas”. The video aired on CMT (Country Music Television) and on a variety of television shows. Al likes getting the crowd involved in the show. You can bet that if you attend one of Al’s performances, you won’t be sittin’ around.
The name Cecil Shaw brings smiles and memories to the faces and minds of Baby Boomers and youth alike. Cecil has toured every major city across the continental U.S. and Europe, setting stages ablaze. Cecil has been honored with coveted titles to his credit such as winning the UPN 20 Motown Live Show and performing on the Dancing in the Street that is presented at the Miller Outdoor Theater by Motown. He performed on SoulTrain 1974, Open NYE 2013 in the Grand room at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas and has also sung for President Barack Obama at the 2nd Inaugural ball. Through his ultimate passion for music and entertainment he topped the charts with musical legends such as Stevie Wonder, Main Ingredient, Norman Conners, 5th Dimension, and none other than Ray Charles himself.
Dem Roots Music
Dem is a reggae roots band from Houston, Tx, also representing Galveston, Tx, they come through with true positive vibrations. With members of several successful acts in Houston, Dem is here to produce sounds for the masses to unify, love, and dance purposely.
The Feel is a Houston based classic rock and blues rock band.
Randy Meadows – Featuring Abby Gough, Bert Owen and Larry Dean
Randy’s career began in 1980 when he organized the band “Tumbleweed Connection.” They toured New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Texas, until ’87 when they disbanded. Randy then became the lead singer of the “Straight Up Band.” A popular Houston based group that performed at nightclubs, festivals, hotels and weddings. The 90’s began with him doing theatrical productions of “The Best Lil’ Whorehouse in Texas” and “Patsy Cline, Always.” He then began doing appearances with The Ronnie Renfro Big Band (18-piece orchestra) as a guest singer and guitarist. Randy has also written a movie script entitled “Back in Luck” a true Texas Western. His 2003 album “Family Portrait” features guest appearances by the Artist Willie Nelson and legendary musician Bucky Meadows.
There’s no doubt about it, the state of Texas is well known world wide for its fiery blues guitar players. Even just a cursory look will reveal the state’s rich tradition, which easily rivals Chicago and Mississippi for producing players who have been both originators and contributors to the legacy of the guitar’s significant role in the genre’s history. Dating back to the 1920’s with “Blind” Lemon Jefferson, continuing through the 1950’s with such legends as Freddie King, T-Bone Walker and “Lightning” Hopkins, with the advent of the rock era of the 1960’s the pressure cooker exploded. Lance Lopez began playing local bars at 14 in and around the New Orleans, Louisiana area. At 17 he was hired by soul great Johnnie Taylor, with whom he toured for six months. By 18 he was hired as the band leader of blues legend Lucky Peterson’s band, spending three years touring throughout the world. It was while with Peterson in Europe that he struck up a close friendship with the larger than life drummer Buddy Miles, subsequently becoming the guitarist for The Buddy Miles Express for a brief time. The former Band Of Gypsys legend would go on to mentor Lopez, leading to him co producing his debut album ‘First Things First’, along with Grammy winning producer Jay Newland (Norah Jones) which was released independently in 1998.
Beggars Union is a Houston, Texas based Rock and Roll cover band. Beggars Union offers up strong lead singing and amazing vocal range with front man Eric Fannin, and that alone leaves the crowd amazed after every show. The melodic guitar playing of Al Moreno and Kevin DelBello never fails to appeal to guitar fanatics. Rounding out the group is the consistent, rock steady rhythm section of drummer Eric Thompson and the pounding low-end bass guitar of Art Hoff. Beggars Union is as talented a group of musicians as they come. The chemistry and meticulous musicianship among this group shows, and that always appeals to everyone in the crowd. When Beggars Union takes the stage, everybody listens!
San Texas Bound
San Texas Bound is a small town Acoustic Rock band from Palacios, Texas consisting of Ernie Aparicio on lead guitar/rhythm guitar/lead vocals, Madeline Aparicio on lead vocals, David Aparicio on bass guitar, Steffan Kruse on rhythm guitar and Sam Schulman on drums. The band’s musical genre is a dreamy Rock sound done with all acoustic guitars which ends up sounding like Texas Country.
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There are some voices that just cause people to stop and take notice. Darbi Shaun’s unique tone, texture, and emotion does just that. Matt Davis, the GM of Main Street Crossing, said, “Darbi is a wonderful talent. If you have the chance to hear her in song, it will be an experience for your ears that you will not soon forget. Polished beyond her years, this young performer has a bright future ahead.” Music is all Darbi has ever wanted to do. At 17, Darbi Shaun was recognized as the youngest Top 15 Semi-Finalist in the National Songwriter Serenade Contest. Currently, Darbi is doing acoustic sets both solo and with an additional guitarist, and Full Band. Darbi is now in her sophmore year at Texas A&M University. Her second EP of all original music, Austin, is available on her web site as well as sites such as iTunes and Amazon. The EP was produced by Michael Mikulka and recorded at Lucky Run Studios.
Houston, Texas music sensation Fidelity Maxx was conceived in January 1993. The members of Fidelity Maxx are Jesse Black (Lead Vocals), Percy Gray (Bass), Eddie Knight (Guitar), Larry Grant (Drums), Regi Rollins (Keyboards/Vocals), and Roscoe Webber (Keyboards/Vocals). Fidelity Maxx is not one of those bands consisting of hired-for-the-day musicians. The artists that form the Fidelity Maxx unit are loyal, dedicated individuals that possess unique talent and diverse experience in the field of music. The dynamic sound and performance of Fidelity Maxx have electrified audiences throughout Texas and Louisiana. From concert halls to small clubs, and restaurants Fidelity Maxx has what it takes to meet your exact needs. The Fidelity Maxx objective is plain and simple: “To Deliver.” Experience it for yourself!