The best in regional Zydeco, Country, and Classic Rock Bands, sponsored by U. S. Backline and Texas Hot Country.
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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.
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys:
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys features the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of front man Jeffery Broussard, from the legendary band, Zydeco Force. The band delivers great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco. Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys are taking the next generation’s perspective of this music and presenting it with contemporary flair and expertise. Early Creole music, as played by legends Canray Fontenot on fiddle and Jeffery’s father, accordion player Delton Broussard, is experiencing a well-deserved resurgence of interest in Louisiana today. Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys create incredible music and outstanding performances, cultivating and inspiring new generations of Creole zydeco fans.
Jeffery Broussard “Accordionist of the Year” – Zydeco Music & Creole Heritage Awards 2007
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.
Sawdust Road is “Not your mama’s country!” A 6-piece progressive country band out of Houston, Texas, it is built around the powerhouse vocals of Mary Michelle. With a range from the most tender ballad to all-out rockin’ funky country, her voice must be heard to be appreciated. Not content just to have a stock backing band, Michelle has assembled a cast of musicians with impressive resumes by anyone’s standards! These credits include gold records, stints in national recording acts, appearances on national TV, national tours, and performances at major venues and events including the NAMM convention, Texas State Fair, and opening gigs for label acts too numerous to mention. Their songs evoke a feel-good 70’s vibe with a country rock flair; listen and judge for yourself!
Nick Michael Taylor
Nick Michael Taylor was born in Galveston, Texas and raised in Houston. Having been introduced by a babysitter at an early age to records by Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, the Beatles and the Beach Boys, Nick soon discovered artists such as Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, Johnny Cash, the Animals, the Yardbirds, the Who, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. However, it was when he heard “Fresh Cream” that he decided that what he really wanted to do was play the guitar, so at the age of eleven, he got his first guitar with a pitch pipe and a Mel Bay instruction. He completely immersed himself in music and began learning how to play electric lead guitar. By the age of fourteen, his playing had achieved a maturity well beyond most of his peers. The passion and artistry of Nick’s playing has won critical acclaim throughout the United States and around the world. He has been and continues to be a featured artist on blues radio programs both in the U.S. and around the world. Most recently, Nick reunited with his former Just Boys bandmates for a performance at the 2013 International Pop Overthrow Festival in Austin and was a finalist in the 2013 International Blues Challenge Regional Finals.
Kevin Anthony’s new album, 45 Southbound, is a 10 song coming home party. It’s Anthony’s sixth album and in it he gathers the bits and pieces, songs and influences of immigrants, travelers and vagabonds that have passed through and made Galveston, Texas their home. In it country, Cajun, folk and Tejano music all mix to create what Anthony calls the Gulf Coast sound. The kind of music that can be heard around BBQs, parties and beer joints on the coast of Texas. The joy of being back on that coast, after nearly two decades of living away from island, is evident in the album. He began making country and Cajun music before moving back to Texas. In particular his 2011 release of Old Time Cajun Music stands out. This album won highly coveted Cajun French Music Association’s (CFMA) Prix D’hors de Nous Award for 2012.
Richard Cagle & The VooDoo Choir:
You may not be familiar with Richard Cagle but quite a few folks in the Houston music community know the artists he’s worked with to help develop their careers. He produced and recorded Carolyn Wonderland’s first and second album and won Producer of the Year (Houston Press/KLOL Music Awards) for Carolyn’s 2nd album “Truckstop Favorites Vol. 2.” While managing her, Carolyn signed with Warner Chappell, William Morris and was offered a major recording deal with Giant Records. He recorded Dead Horse’s “Demo90″ that got them signed to their first record deal and managed them a few years later. He also recorded Soilent Green’s (New Orleans) first and second albums, Uncle John Tuner and Johnny Winter, Academy Black, Dirt, Hayflick Limit. Produced and recorded Joe “King” Carrasco, Simpleton, Lee Alexander, Carrie Ann and the Apocalyptics,L.L. Cooper, and Voices of a Red God. He recorded and managed Dive, the Jinkies, Under the Sun, Rosebud, and Clay Farmer. Richard joined Skip Rudsenske and Greg Pitzer to open the “Artist Management Group” and “The Urban Art Bar.” He is currently co-owner of “Montrose Records” and manages Pasadena Napalm Division, (made up from members of DRI and dead horse). Richard was raised in the small Texas Panhandle town of Dumas. He started first band “Shades of Time” with Joe “King” Carrasco (Teusch) in the seventh grade. (FYI Tommy Shannon also came from Dumas.) He moved to Baytown in 1967 and join the “Nomads.” During high school and college knocked around with numerous bands and finally settled into “Big Family” with Heli Joe Martinez in the mid 70s playing regionally before moving into recording.
Come See My Dead Person:
Come See My Dead Person is an eclectic blend of multi-cultural music unbound by any one genre. Fusing a multitude of styles from folk, rock, bluegrass, gypsy, and jazz, to polka, punk, country, latin, and soul, CSMDP provides a little something for everyone and a whole lot in between. Where you find Come See My Dead Person you are sure to find a frenzied crowd dancing and laughing uncontrollably (at whom we’re still not sure). If you like fun that doesn’t cause a murder then we are for you (if you like fun that *does* cause a murder, just let us know on the down-low; see, I know this guy…). We’ve recently stumbled upon a growing interest in our sound and despite our best efforts people keep coming back for more. Like it or not, it seems the world may very well be ready for Come See My Dead Person…
In Austin, Texas, a city known for its great guitarists Van Wilks has long been lauded as one of the city’s master players. His talents as a guitarist and band leader have won him consistent critical praise and a string of honors that was capped when he was voted by Austin music fans into the Austin Chronicle’s “Texas Music Hall of Fame” alongside the state’s most legendary musical talents. In his third decade as a veteran of the world-famous Austin music scene, Van Wilks “continues to make some of the city’s hottest guitar rock.”, says the Austin Chronicle, creating music that brings his blues roots to the cutting edge with funk, hard-rock and melodic undertones. Austin’s Mayor has proclaimed November 6 as “Van Wilks Day” and the Texas Legislature presented him with the Texas flag and a plaque honoring his musical contributions to the State.
If you are interested in being booked on the Bayou Stage, contact Jeb Adame at Bookin@TurnToProductions.com