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, Joe Monk and Phil Guay
  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. Johnny 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. Stray Dog
  65. Rusty Hood
  66. Randall Hall Band
  67. Rusty Yates
  68. Bubba Plauche and Doug Thompson
  69. Duffield and Company
  70. Scratch and Sniff
  71. Copas Brothers, Copas Trio and Copus Duo with L.J. Copas
  72. Matt Doran
  73. David St. Romain
  74. Side Effects band with Mark Sides, Wade Duplessis, Troy West
  75. The LA Kat’z at Chelsea’s in Denham Springs
  76. Scott Van Matre "The Dutchman" at Walkon’s LSU
  77. Kevin Paulk
  78. Mark Anselmo
  79. Brian Biggers
  80. Bonefrog with Randy Daigre
  81. Larry Bernard
  82. Steve Mansur
  83. Freddie Nations
  84. Leslie Wood
  85. Susan Owens
  86. Will Dale Wesley
  87. David Hyde
  88. Rick Davis
  89. Leonard Jeffers
  90. Kevin Johnson
  91. Mr. Man with Jerry Padgett
  92. The Sonny Ledoux Band with Bill Guess, Rick Price
  93. Emily Branton
  94. Bryan Southwick
  95. Lucas Spinosa
  96. John Lisi
  97. Pandora Roxx
  98. Curtis Coubello and the Insta-Gators
  99. Sundanze Howie
  100. Monday Night Band at the Caterie with Cam Pyle, Toby Templet, Mike Broussard
  101. Johnny Gossip with Toby Templet, Jeff Hood
  102. Joel Cooper
  103. Ralph McGee
  104. Marlin Beam
  105. Eddie Smith Band
  106. Henry Gray with Les Leblanc
  107. Something Blue Band
  108. Chris House
  109. Esco McCollum
  110. Blu Rouge 
  111. Marci Pace
  112. Big Daddy T
  113. Luther Kent and Trick Bag along with Bobby Campo
  114. Long Neck Society 
  115. Bofus with Skip Varnado and Deware Walker 
  116. David Craig  
  117. Ernest Scott and The Funk Children with Clay Coleman, Keith Simoneaux, Dan Bourgeois and George Enete
  118. Floyd Brown 
  119. Jeff Leblanc and The Delta Drifters 
  120.  Bryan Romano
  121. Ole Sole Band with Jonathan Caraway and Jarred Guidry 
  122. Taylor Nauta 
  123. Jerry Amoroso of Potliquor
  124. Patrick Cooper
  125. Kevin Schexnayder
  126. Dennis Pennington
  127. Eric DiSanto 
  128. Rob Chidester
  129. Steve Judice
  130. Bill Romano
  131. Barry Hebert
  132. Doc Chaney
  133. Heather Feierabend
  134. Clay Parker
  135. Tyler Baronet
  136. John Fohl
  137. Cold Grits 
  138. Colorblind 
  139. Leauxco 
  140. The Blues Doctors with Adam Gussow and Alan Gross 
  141. Andrew Bernard who co-wrote Judy in Disguise with John Fred 
  142. Clay Boudreaux 
  143. Caleb Elliot 
  144. Geared Up with Scotty Drake 
  145. Justin McCain
  146. Diamondback 
  147. Sole Brothers with Doc Hearl and King Solomon
  148. Hal Higgins
  149. Javier Guitierrez
  150. Argyle Friday
  151. LaRouge
  152. Greg Wright
  153. Ray Stumbo 
  154. Circa Amore 
  155. The Paul and Pete Band
  156. Red Armes with Rick Newton
  157. Stone Sober band
  158. Don, Jared and Konspiracy 
  159. Tommy Ike Hailey
  160. Sweet Root with Joshua Magee, Jennifer Hutter, Dakota Civello, Jullian Civello
  161. Ian Webster and Taylor Clark 
  162. Sam Broussard
  163. Smokehouse Porter and Miss Mamie with Holger Notzel
  164. Lil' Ray Neal
  165. Jacob "Jake" Gunter
  166. Billy Callaway
  167. Hogy and the Healers
  168. Old Dawgs
  169. Richard Bewley
  170. Lyndsey Spiller and Carrie Louring
  171. Wessell "Warm Daddy" Anderson
  172. Jeff Krumholt
  173. Two Blu with Mike Atkinson and Barry Hebert
  174. Psycho Jo with Larry Worthy, Ricky Centenio and Willis Dauzat
  175. Allison Collins with Terry Acosta
  176. Brittany Pool
  177. Eric Baskin 
  178. Johnny Rossetti
  179. H.R. Ziifle
  180. Bob Henderson
  181. Doubleshot with Bryan Romano, Steve  Schittone and Tim Haney
  182. Victoria Lecta Cave
  183. Jovin Webb from American Idol
  184. Rhett Anthony Glindmeyer
  185. Kybalion with Mike Kent and Scott Lee Tully
  186. Wen Tilley Trio with Joey Breland and Courtland Smith

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. Glen Oaks High School 
  2. Glen Oaks Junior High 
  3. Rick’s at the old Howard Johnson’s College at Corporate
  4. Papparazzi’s at College and Corporate
  5. Cadillac Café
  6. R.T.’s
  7. Catfish Town
  8. Poor Boy Lloyd’s
  9. The Bellemont
  10. The Sheraton
  11. Pedigo’s
  12. La Rouge Garden
  13. Cecil’s
  14. Vermillionville in Lafayette, La
  15. Silver Moon
  16. Phil Brady’s
  17. Tony’s Tavern
  18. The Vineyard
  19. Roxanne’s O’neal Tavern all 3 locations
  20. The Caterie
  21. Linda’s Lounge
  22. The Silver Bullet
  23. The Stagecoach
  24. Casino Rouge aka Hollywood Casino
  25. Bayou Sara Lounge at the Holiday Inn St. Francisville
  26. Lakeside Daiquiris
  27. The Holeshot
  28. The Saint Billiards hall
  29. Drusilla Daiquiris
  30. The Red Horse
  31. The Roux House
  32. The Walkon’s at LSU
  33. Happy’s Irish Tavern
  34. Fernando’s Mexican in Denham Springs
  35. Jones Creek Oyster Bar
  36. Bourbon Street Daiquiris
  37. Churchill’s
  38. The Pastime
  39. Caliente’s Mexican Craving
  40. The Varsity
  41. Clicks Billiards
  42. LSU Law Center
  43. LSU Faculty Club
  44. Casa Maria in Gonzales
  45. Rocky and Carlos’ in Chalmette ,St. Bernard
  46. Spanky’s in Prairieville and Maurepas, La
  47. On the Half Shell in Prairieville
  48. The Manship Theatre 4th floor terrace 4th of July 2009
  49. Mount Hope Plantation
  50. Boudreaux’s Fine Catering
  51. The Grill Room at Perkins Rowe
  52. LSU Mini Barn Chili Cookoff for OLOL Childrens Hospital
  53. Country Club of Louisiana with Rusty Yates
  54. Mi Padre’s on Bluebonnet Blvd.
  55. The Atrium at The Belle of Baton Rouge at Catfish Town
  56. Galvez Plaza for Lukemia and Lymphoma Society Oct 2008
  57. Mariner’s at Port Vincent
  58. Sciviques at Port Vincent
  59. Cocodries in Denham Springs with Hootie Hoo
  60. Magnolia Café in St Francisville
  61. Primo’s Steak House with Rusty Yates Band
  62. Capital City Grill
  63. Avoyelle’s Café with Kenny Gill
  64. Boudreaux and Thibodeaux’s on Third St.
  65. The Vault (the old Rathskeller)
  66. The Station
  67. Our Place
  68. Southpaw’s in Dutchtown
  69. Holiday Inn on Seigen Lane
  70. North Gate Tavern
  71. Superior Grill
  72. Sharp’s Café in Denham Springs
  73. Serrano’s Salsa
  74. Wanetiri Lakes
  75. Slippery Pete’s
  76. Stumble Inn
  77. Mason’s Grill
  78. Splitz Lounge in Hammond
  79. Crawfish Town in Henderson
  80. Parrot’s Lounge in New Roads
  81. Plaquemine Civic Center with Passing Outlaws
  82. Cypress Lounge in Walker
  83. Richoux’s
  84. Mojo’s in Denham Springs
  85. Ralph’s Tavern in Wakefield /St. Francisville
  86. The Field House at LSU
  87. Lazy Dog Saloon in Prairieville
  88. Phil Bradys
  89. Satterfield’s in New Roads
  90. Forrest Grove Plantation in Denham Springs C&A Christmas Party
  91. Lake House Reception Center
  92. Ashley Manor
  93. Fred’s at Port Vincent
  94. The Pennington BioMedical Center on Perkins for Lukemia and Lymphoma Society
  95. Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center-Heidelberg Room for NLSSA Conference
  96. Sammy’s Grill with Chris Leblanc Band
  97. Beaumont Civic Center
  98. The Bathroom Window in Plaquemine
  99. Casa Loma in Addis
  100. Saturn Dealership of Baton Rouge
  101. Magnolia Square in Central
  102. Cinco de Mayo Mexican Rest. in Zachary
  103. Chuck’s Lounge in Addis
  104. Sean Kelley’s in New Orleans
  105. Bourbon Orleans Hotel with Rusty Yates
  106. La. State Fairgrounds
  107. Ponchatoula High School with Charley Pappy
  108. The Spanish Moon
  109. The Bengal
  110. Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity House
  111. Clinton Farmers Market
  112. The White Rose Motel Lounge
  113. Cooley’s
  114. Taste of Louisiana Café in Denham Springs
  115. Three Ladies Lounge
  116. LA Daiquiris
  117. Bayou Bar in Gonzales
  118. Moonlight Inn
  119. Park Place in Gonzales
  120. French Connection Lounge
  121. Raful Neal’s Club in Port Allen
  122. Sidelines in Zachary
  123. LaFonda’s
  124. Crossroads Lounge in Zachary with Stormy
  125. Joe’s Nascar Lounge
  126. Dot and Peanut’s Smackwater Lounge
  127. Helen’s Backdraft
  128. Magnolia Plaza Sports Bar
  129. Puncher’s Sports Bar
  130. Thirsty Tiger
  131. Fest For All with Randy Davis
  132. Gumbo Festival at Bridge City
  133. Bayou Cajun on Oneal Lane
  134. Bear Creek Steakhouse
  135. La Carreta-Baton Rouge
  136. Argosy Atrium
  137. Southern Skies
  138. Jan’s Lounge
  139. Red Horse in St. Francisville
  140. Chelsea’s Open Mike at LSU and Perkins road locations.
  141. Art Bar with Func Haus
  142. The Checkmate with Tom Skinner (bass player from Garth Brooks band)
  143. Lydia’s 4 way stop in St. Amant
  144. Pelican Lounge in Rosedale with Merrill Braud, Henry Frazier and Jerry Gagliano
  145. Country Tavern with Joel Patterson, Jerome Thommasie
  146. Magnolia Grill
  147. Dock of the Bay Lounge at the Prince Murat Hotel on Nicholson Dr with The River City Blues Band
  148. The Bluffs
  149. The Cathouse restaurant
  150. Ricky’s Audubon Liquor and Lounge in St. Fran.
  151. Club 415 in Port Allen, La
  152. O’Brians Ice House with Joseph Sullivan of Bleeker St. Band
  153. Papa Joe’s with Blue Max
  154. St. Isodore Parish Fair with C’Jane Run
  155. Baker Music Center with Kenny Gill
  156. Chelsea’s in Denham Springs
  157. M’s Fine and Mellow Café
  158. TIlly’s Lounge on Airline Hwy.
  159. F.O.P. Hall on Greenwell Springs Road
  160. The Pines Hotel on Airline Hwy.
  161. The Moose Hall on Greenwell Springs Road
  162. Buddy Guy’s Legends Club on Wabash Ave. in Chicago
  163. The Rack on Greenwell Springs Road
  164. The Time Out Lounge on Old Hammond Hwy.
  165. Chuckle’s Daiquiris with Side Effects band in Prairieville, La
  166. Rickochet Billiards at LSU with Side Effects band
  167. Timmy C’s in Brownsfield
  168. Fred’s at Tiger Town in LSU
  169. Sullivan’s Ringside on Corporate Blvd.
  170. Bayview Tavern in Port Vincent, La
  171. Swamp Pop Café on Greenwell Springs Road
  172. Cheers Lounge in Port Allen
  173. Tin Lizzy’s Landing in Springfield, La
  174. Rolling on the River in Springfield, La 1994
  175. The Columns in New Orleans on St. Charles St.
  176. Nite Moves on Flannery Road aka The Silver Bullet
  177. Daiquiri Magic Florida at Sharp
  178. Walkon’s on Coursey
  179. On the Border Mexican Rest. at Citiplace
  180. Dalton’s Downtown
  181. The Grape/The Loft Patio at Perkins Rowe
  182. The Longbranch Saloon
  183. Pit Crew BBQ 
  184. Landmark Hotel in New Orleans
  185. End of the Line bar in Watson
  186. The Paxon Lounge with Randall Hall Band in Jacksonville, Fl Oct. 12, 2000
  187. Bourbon St. Piano Bar with Barbie Lane
  188. Binx Club in Prairieville
  189. Daiquiri Cafe in Brusly
  190. The Whistle Stop 
  191. Big Heads Tavern - Blues Jam with Jonathan 'Boogie' Long
  192. Bar 102 at The Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium
  193. Glen's Bar
  194. The Tiger Paw Daiquiris and Grill
  195. Brew Ha-Ha Coffee Shop
  196. Birdman Coffee in St. Francisville
  197. Juban's Restaurant 
  198. Gonzales Civic Center
  199. Garcia's Taco-Prairieville
  200. La Carreta-Denham Springs
  201. Daiquiri Cafe-Sherwood Forest
  202. Monjuni's
  203. Heaux Jeaux's Upscale Bar 
  204. The Blend with Rusty Yates
  205. Portico on Coursey
  206. John M. Parker Ag Center at LSU 
  207. Gino's Restaurant 
  208. Rocco's Poboys
  209. American Farmhouse Grill 
  210. Lava Cantina at Perkins Rowe 
  211. Bistro Byronz 
  212. Kristenwood Reception Hall
  213. Teddy's Juke Joint  
  214. The Red Dragon Listening Room
  215. Club Coozan
  216. Beausoleil Restaurant 
  217. Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room 
  218. Twisted Daiquiris 
  219. Live After 5 with David St. Romain and Chris Leblanc 
  220. Baton Rouge Blues Fest 2015 with Kenny Acosta at Baton Rouge River Center
  221. Queen of the Mississippi paddlewheeler cruise on American Cruise Lines
  222. American Eagle paddlewheeler cruise on American Cruise Lines
  223. Hog's Breath Saloon in Destin, Florida
  224. Papi's in Denham Springs
  225. Ahuuas Mexican on Jones Creek
  226. Thai Kitchen
  227. Bottle and Tap on Coursey Blvd
  228. Fernando's in Walker
  229. America - Mississippi paddlewheeler cruise on American Cruise Lines
  230. Coach's Grill in Central
  231. Rum Buoys on Diversion Canal
  232. Curbside Burgers 
  233. Colton's Corner Bistro
  234. Big Mike's in Denham Springs 
  235. Sarita's Grill and Cantina - Denham Springs
  236. City Pork on Perkins
  237. Papi's in Watson
  238. Bin 77 at Perkins Rowe 
  239. Duke's Seafood and Steakhouse in Watson 
  240. Grand Country Junction Satsuma 2017 Christmas show 
  241. Mid City Maker Market
  242. Los Reyes Mexican Grill
  243. Blackie's
  244. Backstreet Lounge
  245. Doe's Eat Place
  246. Girasole Italian Restaurant
  247. Jefferson Lounge
  248. Central City Steak & Seafood
  249. Lagniappe Restaurant in Watson
  250. Scoreboards
  251. Dj's Club Elite
  252. American Harmony - Mississippi Riverboat on American Cruise Lines
  253. El Rio Grande Restaurant
  254. El Paso Mexican Grill - Magnolia Beach Plaza
  255. Bee Nice Music 2022
  256. Pedro's Tacos and Tequila
  257. Pelican to Mars