Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mississippi river cruises I recently played


       This month I played 2 paddlewheelers on The Mighty Mississippi river. The first one originated at Oak Alley plantation .  We were picked up by a driver for BR Limo who transported us to the dock on the levee in Vacherie, La. We boarded the "Queen of the Mississippi" at 12:00 noon for a cruise up the river to Baton Rouge. Peter Duffield, Mike LeBlanc and myself were scheduled to play music for a tour group from Australia later that evening at 8:00pm. We walked around the boat for a couple of hours only to retire in a crew lounge on the 4th deck. Later before showtime we were served a gourmet meal directly in our private quarters. Come 8:00pm we did a sound check on the 2nd deck Riverboat lounge. At showtime the room was filled to capacity with the passengers and crew. We performed our usual set of classic rock and acoustic numbers along with some dance tunes later in our performance to a very appreciative audience. The passengers got up and filled the dance floor really enjoying themselves to our delight.

The second show we did was on the newest addition to American Cruise lines fleet of paddlewheel riverboats the "American Eagle" which docked next to the "USS Kidd" in Baton Rouge. The boat arrived at 7:00pm and we were escorted to Paddlewheel lounge. Again we played for a energetic crowd on the cruise from different parts of the United States.

We hope to play on many more cruises in the future and are really delighted the we were picked by Laddie Dwyer of A Unique Entertainment, Inc. to entertain the passengers on the Mississippi River.

stay tuned for more stories like this.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Live After 5 in Baton Rouge, La 2014



I had the pleasure of being onstage with David St. Romain and Chris Leblanc at the "Live After 5" event on May 22, 2014. I played harmonica on Tom Petty's "Last Dance for Mary Jane" and  Wilson Pickett's "Mustang Sally". Afterward I met a lot of new friends and fans. This has to be one of my highlights as a musician here in Baton Rouge, La.

Mayor Kip Holden was out and about dressed up in his Western outfit celebrating The Bayou Country Superfest for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

My wife is chauffeuring many of the performers to and from their hotel rooms to the stage at Tiger Stadium, I know this is also a thrill for her. We both enjoy being in the music business to the fullest.



Sunday, May 04, 2014

Groups and/or Individuals I have either been in a group with or have been onstage with:


This is a list of musicians with whom I have performed
  1. The Randy Borne - Steve Smith group- We played at many parties and one year played the end of the year dance at Glen Oaks Junior High School circa 1967, we also won second place performing in the yearly talent show at Glen Oaks High School circa 1968.
  2. Charlie Pappy band with Chris Braud, Randy Borne, David Mancuso, Dean Williams
  3. The Clique with Randy Borne, Dean Williams, Terry Root
  4. Blue Max with Ken Herrington, Paul Lampton, Wes Howard, Pat Wasiloski, Stan
  5. The Rude Boys with John ‘ChoCho’ Haas, David Crochet, Billy Kimbrell, Denny McCurry, Pfoot, M.T.
  6. 3 Blind Mice with Pete Duffield, Ken Herrington, Scott Randall, Armand Kahn
  7. Blind Date with Pete Duffield, Ken Herrington, Scott Randall, Armand Kahn, Barry Himel
  8. Rudy Richard
  9. Troy Turner
  10. Barbie Lane (2) groups in Baton Rouge and New Orleans
  11. Joel Patterson
  12. Chris Leblanc 1994 and beyond
  13. Cat Daddy with Steve Arnould, David Crochet, Tom Coerver , Drew Hart, Joey Decker
  14. Stan Campbell
  15. Bluff Road Band
  16. Kirk Holder
  17. Paul Shelton
  18. Bayou Country with Patrick Shane
  19. Func Haus with Wendell Tilley
  20. Tareva Henderson and Nelson Blanchard
  21. Larry Garner
  22. C’Jane Run with Eric Halpen
  23. The Levee Band with Merrill Braud, Mark Anselmo,
  24. Chicago Al
  25. Kenny Acosta with Jeff Johnson
  26. Jeff Jeansonne
  27. Cajun Brew at Vermillionville in Lafayette, La
  28. Streamline
  29. Todd Westbrook
  30. Courtney Westbrook with Kicks
  31. Rocky Saxon
  32. Hocus Pocus with Mark Spedale
  33. Darryl Lewis and La. Hotsauce Band
  34. Elvin Killerbee aka Kevin Ellerbee
  35. The Randy Davis Group with Henry Frazier, Dave at The Gumbo Festival and at the Louisiana State Fair
  36. The Jam Brothers Band
  37. River City Blues Band with Kenny Dunn, Mike Owings aka R. L. Spencer
  38. Wild Cactus
  39. Mike Miller
  40. Rudy’s Shoes with Denise Brumfield
  41. Sundown with Wayne Peterson
  42. Marcus Elizondo
  43. Medicine Nation with Todd Orillion, Eddie Hopkins, Terry Granier
  44. Keith Pavlovich
  45. Murray McCollough
  46. Island Fever Band
  47. John Kirby
  48. Johnnie Rivers at Richoux’s
  49. Keith Samuels Ardoin at Drusilla Daiquiris
  50. Stan Snyder
  51. Confidential 1995
  52. Bleeker Street with Joseph Sullivan, Steve Navarre
  53. Tom Skinner
  54. Foxfire with Leroy Davis, Dale Babin, Joe Micelli, Mike Steen, Binky Glindmeyer
  55. Stormy with Mike Noto, Paul Shelton, Lee Ferrington,
  56. Traces
  57. My My My!!
  58. Contagious
  59. Randy Trantham
  60. David Morgan Band
  61. Chris Braud Worship Music
  62. Timepiece Dwight
  63. Lynn Freeman
  64. Rusty Hood
  65. Randall Hall Band
  66. Rusty Yates
  67. Bubba Plauche and Doug Thompson
  68. Duffield and Company
  69. Scratch and Sniff
  70. Copas Brothers, Copas Trio and Copus Duo with L.J. Copas
  71. Matt Doran
  72. David St. Romain
  73. Side Effects band with Mark Sides, Wade Duplessis, Troy West
  74. The LA Kat’z at Chelsea’s in Denham Springs
  75. Scott Van Matre "The Dutchman" at Walkon’s LSU
  76. Kevin Paulk
  77. Mark Anselmo
  78. Brian Biggers
  79. Bonefrog with Randy Daigre
  80. Larry Bernard
  81. Steve Mansur
  82. Freddie Nations
  83. Leslie Wood
  84. Susan Owens
  85. Will Dale Wesley
  86. David Hyde
  87. Rick Davis
  88. Leonard Jeffers
  89. Kevin Johnson
  90. Mr. Man with Jerry Padgett
  91. The Sonny Ledoux Band with Bill Guess, Rick Price
  92. Emily Branton
  93. Bryan Southwick
  94. Lucas Spinosa
  95. John Lisi
  96. Pandora Roxx
  97. Curtis Coubello and the Insta-Gators
  98. Sundanze Howie
  99. Monday Night Band at the Caterie with Cam Pyle, Toby Templet, Mike Broussard
  100. Johnny Gossip with Toby Templet, Jeff Hood
  101. Joel Cooper
  102. Ralph McGee
  103. Marlin Beam
  104. Eddie Smith Band
  105. Henry Gray with Les Leblanc
  106. Something Blue Band
  107. Chris House
  108. Esco McCollum
  109. Blu Rouge 
  110. Marci Pace
  111. Big Daddy T
  112. Luther Kent and Trick Bag along with Bobby Campo
  113. Long Neck Society 
  114. Bofus with Skip Varnado and Deware Walker 
  115. David Craig  
  116. Ernest Scott and The Funk Children with Clay Coleman, Keith Simoneaux, Dan Bourgeois and George Enete
  117. Floyd Brown 
  118. Jeff Leblanc and The Delta Drifters 
  119.  Bryan Romano
  120. OleSole Band with Jonathan Caraway and Jarred Guidry 
  121. Taylor Nauta 
  122. Jerry Amoroso of Potliquor
  123. Patrick Cooper
  124. Kevin Schexnayder
  125. Dennis Pennington
  126. Eric DiSanto 
  127. Rob Chidester
  128. Steve Judice
  129. Bill Romano
  130. Barry Hebert
  131. Doc Chaney
  132. Heather Feierabend
  133. Clay Parker
  134. Tyler Baronet
  135. John Fohl
  136. Cold Grits 
  137. Colorblind 
  138. Leauxco 
  139. The Blues Doctors with Adam Gussow and Alan Gross 
  140. Andrew Bernard who co-wrote Judy in Disguise with John Fred 
  141. Clay Boudreaux 
  142. Caleb Elliot 
  143. Geared Up with Scotty Drake 
  144. Justin McCain
  145. Diamondback 
  146. Sole Brothers with Doc Hearl and King Solomon
  147. Javier Guitierrez
  148. Argyle Friday
  149. LaRouge
  150. Greg Wright
  151. Ray Stumbo 
  152. Circa Amore 
  153. The Paul and Pete Band
  154. Red Armes with Rick Newton
  155. Stone Sober band
  156. Don, Jared and Konspiracy 
  157. Tommy Ike Hailey

Friday, December 27, 2013

Ole Sole in Central

      About a week ago I went to The American Farmhouse Grill in Central and heard a duet called Ole Sole. It consisted of Jonathan Caraway and Jarred Guidry. They were playing acoustic guitars doing songs by the Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, CCR, Van Morrison and more. They let me sit in and play a few tunes with them, afterward they invited me to play a private Christmas party at Kristenwood that Saturday. At the party I ran into an old neighbor of mine that I hadn't seen in over 20 years. They had 3 sons who used to hang out with me after school and I would sometimes play guitar for them. Now they are all grown up and have kids of their own. I really enjoyed playing music with the band and seeing some old friends. It made my holidays very special this year bringing back a lot of good memories. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Places that I have played music:



  This is a list of places that I have played music:
  1. Rick’s at the old Howard Johnson’s College at Corporate
  2. Papparazzi’s at College and Corporate
  3. Cadillac Café
  4. R.T.’s
  5. Catfish Town
  6. Poor Boy Lloyd’s
  7. The Bellemont
  8. The Sheraton
  9. Pedigo’s
  10. La Rouge Garden
  11. Cecil’s
  12. Vermillionville in Lafayette, La
  13. Silver Moon
  14. Phil Brady’s
  15. Tony’s Tavern
  16. The Vineyard
  17. Roxanne’s O’neal Tavern all 3 locations
  18. The Caterie
  19. Linda’s Lounge
  20. The Silver Bullet
  21. Southern Sky
  22. Casino Rouge aka Hollywood Casino
  23. Bayou Sara Lounge at the Holiday Inn St. Francisville
  24. Lakeside Daiquiris
  25. The Holeshot
  26. Drusilla Daiquiris
  27. The Red Horse
  28. The Roux House
  29. The Walkon’s at LSU
  30. Happy’s Irish Tavern
  31. Fernando’s Mexican in Denham Springs
  32. Jones Creek Oyster Bar
  33. Bourbon Street Daiquiris
  34. Churchill’s
  35. The Pastime
  36. Caliente’s Mexican Craving
  37. The Varsity
  38. Clicks Billiards
  39. LSU Law Center
  40. LSU Faculty Club
  41. Casa Maria in Gonzales
  42. Rocky and Carlos’ in Chalmette ,St. Bernard
  43. Spanky’s in Prairieville and Maurepas, La
  44. On the Half Shell in Prairieville
  45. The Manship Theatre 4th floor terrace 4th of July 2009
  46. Mount Hope Plantation
  47. Boudreaux’s Fine Catering
  48. The Grill Room at Perkins Rowe
  49. LSU Mini Barn Chili Cookoff for OLOL Childrens Hospital
  50. Country Club of Louisiana with Rusty Yates
  51. Mi Padre’s on Bluebonnet Blvd.
  52. The Atrium at The Belle of Baton Rouge at Catfish Town
  53. Galvez Plaza for Lukemia and Lymphoma Society Oct 2008
  54. Mariner’s at Port Vincent
  55. Sciviques at Port Vincent
  56. Cocodries in Denham Springs with Hootie Hoo
  57. Magnolia Café in St Francisville
  58. Primo’s Steak House with Rusty Yates Band
  59. Capital City Grill
  60. Avoyelle’s Café with Kenny Gill
  61. Boudreaux and Thibodeaux’s on Third St.
  62. The Vault (the old Rathskeller)
  63. The Station
  64. Our Place
  65. Southpaw’s in Dutchtown
  66. Holiday Inn on Seigen Lane
  67. North Gate Tavern
  68. Superior Grill
  69. Sharp’s Café in Denham Springs
  70. Serrano’s Salsa
  71. Wanetiri Lakes
  72. Slippery Pete’s
  73. Stumble Inn
  74. Mason’s Grill
  75. Splitz Lounge in Hammond
  76. Crawfish Town in Henderson
  77. Parrot’s Lounge in New Roads
  78. Plaquemine Civic Center with Passing Outlaws
  79. Cypress Lounge in Walker
  80. Richoux’s
  81. Mojo’s in Denham Springs
  82. Ralph’s Tavern in Wakefield /St. Francisville
  83. The Field House at LSU
  84. Lazy Dog Saloon in Prairieville
  85. Phil Bradys
  86. Satterfield’s in New Roads
  87. Forrest Grove Plantation in Denham Springs C&A Christmas Party
  88. Lake House Reception Center
  89. Ashley Manor
  90. Fred’s at Port Vincent
  91. The Pennington BioMedical Center on Perkins for Lukemia and Lymphoma Society
  92. Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center-Heidelberg Room for NLSSA Conference
  93. Sammy’s Grill with Chris Leblanc Band
  94. Beaumont Civic Center
  95. The Bathroom Window in Plaquemine
  96. Casa Loma in Addis
  97. Saturn Dealership of Baton Rouge
  98. Magnolia Square in Central
  99. Cinco de Mayo Mexican Rest. in Zachary
  100. Chuck’s Lounge in Addis
  101. Sean Kelley’s in New Orleans
  102. Bourbon Orleans Hotel with Rusty Yates
  103. La. State Fairgrounds
  104. Ponchatoula High School with Charley Pappy
  105. The Spanish Moon
  106. The Bengal
  107. Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity House
  108. Clinton Farmers Market
  109. The White Rose Motel Lounge
  110. Cooley’s
  111. Taste of Louisiana Café in Denham Springs
  112. Three Ladies Lounge
  113. LA Daiquiris
  114. Bayou Bar in Gonzales
  115. Moonlight Inn
  116. Park Place in Gonzales
  117. French Connection Lounge
  118. Raful Neal’s Club in Port Allen
  119. Sidelines in Zachary
  120. LaFonda’s
  121. Crossroads Lounge in Zachary with Stormy
  122. Joe’s Nascar Lounge
  123. Dot and Peanut’s Smackwater Lounge
  124. Helen’s Backdraft
  125. Magnolia Plaza Sports Bar
  126. Puncher’s Sports Bar
  127. Thirsty Tiger
  128. Fest For All with Randy Davis
  129. Gumbo Festival at Bridge City
  130. Bayou Cajun on Oneal Lane
  131. Bear Creek Steakhouse
  132. La Carreta-Baton Rouge
  133. Argosy Atrium
  134. Southern Skies
  135. Jan’s Lounge
  136. Red Horse in St. Francisville
  137. Chelsea’s Open Mike at LSU and Perkins road locations.
  138. Art Bar with Func Haus
  139. The Checkmate with Tom Skinner (bass player from Garth Brooks band)
  140. Lydia’s 4 way stop in St. Amant
  141. Pelican Lounge in Rosedale with Merrill Braud, Henry Frazier and Jerry Gagliano
  142. Country Tavern with Joel Patterson, Jerome Thommasie
  143. Magnolia Grill
  144. Dock of the Bay Lounge at the Prince Murat Hotel on Nicholson Dr with The River City Blues Band
  145. The Bluffs
  146. Ricky’s Audubon Liquor and Lounge in St. Fran.
  147. Club 415 in Port Allen, La
  148. O’Brians Ice House with Joseph Sullivan of Bleeker St. Band
  149. Papa Joe’s with Blue Max
  150. St. Isodore Parish Fair with C’Jane Run
  151. Baker Music Center with Kenny Gill
  152. Chelsea’s in Denham Springs
  153. M’s Fine and Mellow Café
  154. TIlly’s Lounge on Airline Hwy.
  155. F.O.P. Hall on Greenwell Springs Road
  156. The Pines Hotel on Airline Hwy.
  157. The Moose Hall on Greenwell Springs Road
  158. Buddy Guy’s Legends Club on Wabash Ave. in Chicago
  159. The Rack on Greenwell Springs Road
  160. The Time Out Lounge on Old Hammond Hwy.
  161. Chuckle’s Daiquiris with Side Effects band in Prairieville, La
  162. Rickochet Billiards at LSU with Side Effects band
  163. Timmy C’s in Brownsfield
  164. Fred’s at Tiger Town in LSU
  165. Sullivan’s Ringside on Corporate Blvd.
  166. Bayview Tavern in Port Vincent, La
  167. Swamp Pop Café on Greenwell Springs Road
  168. Cheers Lounge in Port Allen
  169. Tin Lizzy’s Landing in Springfield, La
  170. Rolling on the River in Springfield, La 1994
  171. The Columns in New Orleans on St. Charles St.
  172. Nite Moves on Flannery Road aka The Silver Bullet
  173. Daiquiri Magic Florida at Sharp
  174. Walkon’s on Coursey
  175. On the Border Mexican Rest. at Citiplace
  176. Dalton’s Downtown
  177. The Grape/The Loft Patio at Perkins Rowe
  178. The Longbranch Saloon
  179. Pit Crew BBQ 
  180. Landmark Hotel in New Orleans
  181. End of the Line bar in Watson
  182. The Paxon Lounge with Randall Hall Band in Jacksonville, Fl Oct. 12, 2000
  183. Bourbon St. Piano Bar with Barbie Lane
  184. Binx Club in Prairieville
  185. Daiquiri Cafe in Brusly
  186. The Whistle Stop 
  187. Big Heads Tavern - Blues Jam with Jonathan 'Boogie' Long
  188. Bar 102 at The Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium
  189. Glen's Bar
  190. The Tiger Paw Daiquiris and Grill
  191. Brew Ha-Ha Coffee Shop
  192. Birdman Coffee in St. Francisville
  193. Juban's Restaurant 
  194. Gonzales Civic Center
  195. Garcia's Taco-Prairieville
  196. La Carreta-Denham Springs
  197. Daiquiri Cafe-Sherwood Forest
  198. Monjuni's
  199. Heaux Jeaux's Upscale Bar 
  200. The Blend with Rusty Yates
  201. Portico on Coursey
  202. John M. Parker Ag Center at LSU 
  203. Gino's Restaurant 
  204. Rocco's Poboys
  205. American Farmhouse Grill 
  206. Lava Cantina at Perkins Rowe 
  207. Bistro Byronz 
  208. Kristenwood Reception Hall
  209. Teddy's Juke Joint  
  210. The Red Dragon Listening Room
  211. Club Coozan
  212. Beausoleil Restaurant 
  213. Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room 
  214. Twisted Daiquiris 
  215. Live After 5 with David St. Romain and Chris Leblanc 
  216. Baton Rouge Blues Fest 2015 with Kenny Acosta at Baton Rouge River Center
  217. Queen of the Mississippi paddlewheeler cruise on American Cruise Lines
  218. American Eagle paddlewheeler cruise on American Cruise Lines
  219. Papi's in Denham Springs
  220. Thai Kitchen
  221. Bottle and Tap on Coursey Blvd
  222. Fernando's in Walker
  223. America - Mississippi paddlewheeler cruise on American Cruise Lines
  224. Coach's Grill in Central
  225. Rum Buoys on Diversion Canal