By FUN staff
October 25, 2012
From one-man bands to bunches of bagpipers, the Baton Rouge area is full of musical acts of all kinds - soul, country, rock and rockabilly, blues, jazz, folk, you name it. What follows is FUN's annual band directory of information submitted by the
bands themselves. From
2-Da-T to TimeWarp, here's the lineup, along with many band photos.
2-DA-T: R&B, big city soul. Personnel: Kent Guerin, band leader; Quiana Lynell, vocals; Delanor Harris, vocals; Isaac Smith, vocals/keyboards; Turrell Harris, keyboards; Jamie Johnson, guitar; Dwayne Kinchen, bass; Arrington Allen, drums. 3949 St. Katherine, Baton Rouge, LA 70805. (225) 355-3187, (225) 317-0630. Booking agent: Black Rose Entertainment.
5D BAND: R&B, Motown, dance. Personnel: Tim Lawson, guitar; Don Pourciau, vocals; Davie Page, guitar; David Phillips, bass; Mike O'Brien, drums; Blaire Pourciau, back-up vocals. 1557 Ingleside Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. (225) 268-6520, (225) 907-4155.
ARTEMIS: Variety-dance band, classic rock, country, standards. Personnel: Al Robelot, lead guitar; Dennis Strickland, guitar; Steve Marchand, drums; David Robinson, bass guitar; Cheryl Marchand, sax/keyboards; Jason Duplessis, lead vocals; Barbara Schwartzenburg, lead vocals. 12637 N. Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. (225) 454-8974, email@example.com.
BATON ROUGE PIPES AND DRUMS: Scottish, Celtic. Personnel: Bob Cargo, pipe major; David Goldsmith, Greg McLean, drum majors; 10 bagpipers, 10 drummers, flag corps. 343 Myrtle Hill, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. (225) 767-4053, (225) 766-8700. Booking agent: David Goldsmith.
BATON ROUGE CALEDONIAN PIPES AND DRUMS: Traditional Scottish bagpipe and drum music. Personnel: Stan Masinter, pipe major; Jamie Mungall, drum major; Rosemary John, Arv Rowe and Kent Howard, pipers; Bonnie Pederson, Chris Pierce, drummers. 7936-A Wrenwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70809. (225) 927-0252, (225) 266-3783. http://www.csbr.org/pipes.htm.
THE BEDLAMVILLE TRIFLERS: Rockabilly, western swing, psychobilly, Americana. Personnel: Shawn Roux, guitar, vocals; Joel Dicharry, upright bass,vocals; Greg Guffey, drums, vocals. 860 Blanchard St., Baton Rouge LA 70806. (225) 343-2338, (225) 290-1392.
BLU ROUGE: Classic rock, blues. Personnel: Barry Hebert, guitar/vocals; Mike Atkinson, guitar/vocals; Bill Grass, bass/vocals; John Bolter, drums. 12495 Mollylea Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70815. (225) 892-9131, (225) 939-5078. Booking agent: Mike Atkinson, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.blurouge.com Barry Hebert, email@example.com.
CLARENCE PIE MAN WILLIAMS AND THE ROUGE BAND: R&B, blues. Personnel: Clarence Pie Man Williams, lead vocals; Stephanie Alexander, lead backup vocals; April Jackson, lead backup vocals; Carl Gilbert, bass; Ed Yearby, guitar; Irvin Foster, keyboards; Jerry Johnson, drums. 3225 Victoria Drive, Apt. 2037, Baton Rouge, LA (225) 993-6356, (225) 218-4540.
COLORBLIND: Variety, party/dance mix, '70s-present. Personnel: Kareem Griffen, vocals; Mindi MacHauer, vocals; Marc Miano, guitar/vocals; Dale Craft, keyboards/guitar; Kelly Hannan, drums; Jeremy Delle, bass; P.O. Box 40081, Baton Rouge, LA 70835. (225) 744-3256, (225) 235-6335.
THE CORA JEFFERSON DUO: Variety, jazz, R&B, blues, gospel. Personnel: Cora Jefferson, vocals; Darryl Jefferson, keyboards/vocals. 2540 Vermont St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802-7793. (225) 371-9323, (225) 747-3189.
DALE SELLARS & BACK ROADS: Country, Southern rock, rock 'n' roll. Personnel: Dale Sellars, lead vocals/guitar; David Guillaume, guitar/fiddle; Chuck Ballard, bass; John Pinsonat, drums. 8830 Glaser St., Livonia, LA 70755. (225) 573-8443, (225) 439-4773.
DOROTHY C. LEBLANC: Smooth jazz, original folk, blues, jazz. Personnel: Dorothy C. LeBlanc, electric jazz guitar/acoustic electric. 8925 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70815. (225) 932-9841, (225) 270-0114. http://www.dorothyleblanc.com, http://www.shakyeggband.com.
DR. JAZZ AND THE NEW ORLEANS SOUNDS: Smooth jazz, standards, Dixieland, classical. Personnel: Dr. Russell Steele, trombone/trumpet/vocals; Doug Reneau, trumpet; Sal Suer, sax/clarinet; Ernie KinKaid, piano; Ralph Caplan, drums; Carl Meyer, bass; Carolyn Daigre, vocals. 170 Walnut St. #5B, New Orleans, LA 70118. (504) 400-5246, (225) 752-9970.
FELICIANA: '60s, '70s, '80s rock; Southern rock, '60s and '70s soul, country, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Personnel: Jerry Watts, guitar/vocals; John Kirby, keyboards/guitar/vocals; John Daniel, keyboards/sax; Paul Martin, drums/vocals; Mitch Gautreaux, bass; Bob Neese, vocals. 6133 Brownfields Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70811. (225) 635-4698, (225) 774-7531.
GARY BELLO & FRIENDS: Swamp pop, variety. Personnel: Gary Bello, keyboard/lead vocals; Jerome Thomasee, bass/vocals; Wally Bueche, lead guitar/vocals; Andrew Bernard, saxophone; Ronnie Broussard, drums. 3033 Oakland Road, Lakeland, LA 70752. (225) 728-5363, (225) 718-2524. Booking agent: Gary Bello, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUMBEAUX ROUGE: Swamp pop, variety, South Louisiana favorites. Personnel: Mitch Landry, keys/accordion/trumpet/ vocal; Barry Hebert, guitar/bass/vocal; Chad Doucet, drums/bass/vocals; Jerry Doucet, bass/vocals; Johnny Smith, lead guitar/vocals; Larry Bumgardner, sax. 9832 Sagefield Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70818. (225) 262-1217, (225) 938-7529. http://www.gumbeauxrouge.com/
JIM AND JAMES LINDEN HOGG: 18th and 19th century music, gospel, bluegrass, folk, country. Personnel: Jim Hogg, James Linden Hogg, violin, guitar, cello, banjo, mandolin, bagpipe, Irish pennywhistle, baroque flute/fife. 18547 Oak Grove Parkway, Prairieville, LA 70769. (225) 205-1084.