2017 Louisiana Grammy Award Nominees…Are You Ready?

2017 Louisiana Grammy Award Nominees…Are You Ready?

The nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards are out and many Louisiana artists are up to receive big honors. Nominees with Louisiana ties include:

– Barry Ancelet & Sam Broussard: Best Regional Roots Music Album (Broken Promised Land)

– Lauren Daigle: Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Keith Hart: Grammy Music Educator Award for his work at KIPP Believe College Prep

– Vasti Jackson: Best Traditional Blues Album (The Soul of Jimmie Rodgers)

– Solange Knowles: Best Traditional R&B Performance (‘Cranes in the Sky’)

– Branford Marsalis: Best Jazz Vocal Album for The Branford Marsalis Quartet with special guest Kurt Elling (Upward Spiral)

– Kenny Neal: Best Contemporary Blues Album (Bloodline)

– Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars: Best American Roots Song (‘Gulfstream’), Best Regional Roots Music Album (Gulfstream)

– Khris Royal as part of the horn section for Rebelution’s Falling Into Place, up for Best Reggae Album

– Bobby Rush: Best Traditional Blues Album (Porcupine Meat)

– Various Artists: Best Regional Roots Music Album (I Wanna Sing Right: Rediscovering Lomax In the Evangeline Country)

See the complete list of nominees at the L.A. Times. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be held February 12, 2017.

Show This Friday w/ The Nameless, Layden and the Lion, and The Ataris in DT Lafayette, LA

Show This Friday w/ The Nameless, Layden and the Lion, and The Ataris in DT Lafayette, LA

The Big show this Friday night December 23, 2016 will be one to rmember as The Nameless, Layden and the Lion, and The Atari’s bring real Rock music to Downtown Lafayette, LA to the Steam Press Coffee Cafe located at 520A Jefferson Street. The Nameless brings alot of great energy to the stage at will start at 8pm sharp followed by Layden and the Lion up next just freshly back from a tour and ready to hit the stage with some great new original music! – Tickets are $15 and is currently 60% sold out at the moment.
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Check out some originals in the interview with The Nameless below

Then everyone will be anxious to see headliners traveling all the way from the midwest and currently on a tour The Atari’s. who will be here and ready to bring many local fans a show to remember. The band has had a big run of success and had a remake of Don Henley’s Boys of Summer on a previous album (listen below)

Interview With Shannon Cooper on RadioLouisiana.com

Interview With Shannon Cooper on RadioLouisiana.com

Today we were able to volunteer our time and help many people throughout the Acadiana area through efforts made by a local Abbeville, LA area flood victim Shannon Cooper located in Lafayette, LA at 314 Coolidge Dr. Shannon is someone who really was able to prove the the theory behind the term “Make A Difference.”  Shannon has been arranging assistance from local truckers as well as many efforts through this community. Shannon has and will continue to work as hard as she can to bring relief to many flood victims affected in the recent downpour across the state. Thank all for your efforts and if you can volunteer your time please make arrangements to do so in Lafayette, LA by contacting Shannon below.

If you are a flood victim and need assistance or a facility also please call Shannon Cooper also at 253-343-7690. She will be happy to arrange assistance for you as well.

Follow them on their new relief Facebook page by clicking a like here

Great Interview w/ Nonnie Berard from The Headquarters Salon…

Great Interview w/ Nonnie Berard from The Headquarters Salon…

Today we were able to speak with one of the owners of The Headquarters Salon Nonnie Berard originally from Breaux Bridge, LA. The Headquarters Salon is a full service salon located on 213 Guilbeau Rd. in Lafayette, LA. The business is currently celebrating it’s second year. From outside… it looks like a regular business in Acadiana…but when you walk inside you are transformed into a business with many memories of Live Music and it’s shows. The salon is decorated heavily with guitars, a piano, old classic albums from many genres, and many things that will make you comfortable to relax and give your style a little more Rockin’ look. The salon also has a full time massage therapist Susan Stewart and she is currently running a Swedish Relaxation Massage for an hour for $60.

There are many varieties of styles that the stores owners Nonnie Berard and Krystin Dupuis Avant could have designed around, but after growing up with Live Music in the Acadiana area… with family and friends as musicians… the theme is here to stay! Thank you for supporting music in general in Acadiana and reminding us that creative expression is another great part of Louisiana and it’s people!

To hear the entire interview today on RadioLouisiana.com click the link below and thank you for listening!

Great Times With Joshua LeBlanc on Radio Louisiana…

Great Times With Joshua LeBlanc on Radio Louisiana…

Joshua LeBlanc is excited this week…he just finished a few originals and wants you to hear them along with other various music tonight in Youngsville, LA at 501 Sports Bar. (View location by clicking here) Joshua LeBlanc had an interview Monday night on RadioLouisiana also talking about the new trio album…as well as even newer songs on the way for a full album in the future. We enjoyed the interview (below) as well as the background behind the tracks…one track “Glitter and Tonic” we thought was a pretty creative song about three guys in Acadiana hitting a local “gentlemen’s Club” but our favorite for sure will have to be “Watching The Tide” as you will hear immediately in the interview in the beginning played on acoustic guitar. Hear this and more about songwriting from Joshua LeBlanc by clicking below. Follow Joshua for new gigs and bookings by clicking here

What A Great Interview With Raywood on Radio Louisiana…

What A Great Interview With Raywood on Radio Louisiana…

We are all looking for that special CD to give someone with alot of meaning. Raywood’s new CD is one of those releases that we feel may be one of your

Raywood - Rays Joint

Raywood – Ray’s Joint front cover

favorites if you listen to it just once. Ray Maturin has been a songwriter and vocalist for 30 years and has an amazing track record that you would remember as an opening band for various names like Stevie B., Kyper, Noel, and many more in the early 80’s and 90’s with a band called X-change. Ray has been through many ups and downs in the music industry….from signing with labels and having to start all over again… to playing with Shimmur and now back songwriting as “Raywood.” And clearly this is one album that will make you say this is “heart-felt songwriting” from a man who loves the ability to sing, and loves to sing for people who enjoy live music. Our favorite tracks on the CD are “Walk By Faith,” “Dirty Ways,” “Be That Man,” & “Louisiana Rain.” We feel if you take the time to click purchase the CD below you will also feel it will be one of the best in your collection. If you have been looking for a “gem” in your CD collection this one is it. Best of luck to this Louisiana Musician and hopefully the best of success on the new CD titled “Ray’s Joint.”

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