Born out of South Louisiana's unique culture, Poisson Rouge's sound represents a new generation of original Louisiana-Style music. Staying true to her Louisiana roots, songwriter Kylie Griffin's passionate and distinctive writing style focuses on preserving and promoting the unique cultures found in Louisiana. Six members strong, Poisson Rouge's unique sound is a product of each member's musical influences and presents original music written with French lyrics, with both traditional and progressive instrumentation. We deliver an undeniably Louisiana experience and guaranteed to pack a dance floor.
SARAH RUSSO EMBODIES THE MUSICAL SOUL AND CHARM OF SOUTH LOUISIANA. SARAH GREW UP LIKE MANY GREATS BEFORE HER, SUCH AS ARETHA FRANKLIN AND TINA TURNER, SINGING IN CHURCH. SHE BEGAN PERFORMING WITH HER FAMILY AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 4 AND HAS NOT STOPPED SINCE. WITH A VOICE SO POWERFUL IT CAN ROCK ANY CROWD, RUSSO'S MUSICAL JOURNEY INCLUDES PERFORMANCES IN AN ASTONISHING VARIETY OF GENRES, INCLUDING GOSPEL, SOUL, COUNTRY, POP, AND ROCK. WITH THE RANGE AKIN TO WHITNEY HOUSTON AND THE GRIT REMINISCENT OF JANICE JOPLIN, SARAH MAKES FANS BEFORE THE FIRST CHORUS IS SUNG. Sarah is also a songwriter. Check out her original songs “call me a doctor” and her most recent release with songwriter, Dustin gaspard, “the Booze”.
The Grammy Nominated band, Sweet Cecilia, is a family trio from Cecilia, LA. Their music is deeply rooted in country, rock, folk, and Cajun influences. Their three part harmony is rich and sultry. These three women are not only accomplished vocalists, but musicians and master songwriters. Their original songs will invoke tears, laughter, and joy. Sweet Cecilia was formally created in 2012. However , sisters Laura Huval and Maegan Berard, along with their first cousin, Callie Guidry, have been singing and making music together since childhood. It all started with their late father and uncle, Al Berard (Grammy nominated musician) , encouraging them at a young age to pursue music. They keep the music fresh and modern, while holding on to their musical roots and traditions.
Amelia Powell is a guitarist and singer with deep Louisiana roots, a lifelong familial love of Appalachian music, and a deep commitment to original, expressive songs. She inherited the Cajun legacy of her grandfather, Dewey Balfa, and has been performing around the world since childhood. She tours regularly with her father, Dirk Powell, and has recorded and/or shared the stage with artists such as Joan Baez, Rhiannon Giddens, Heidi Talbot, Cedric Watson, and many more. She has appeared on TV and radio around the world, and been in films such as “Behold the Earth.” She makes her home in Louisiana where she performs with her band Amis du Teche and is in high demand on stage and in the studio.
The Greg Gordon Project
The Greg Gordon Project has toured across 30 different countries across Europe, Africa, South America, and North America. They have also had numerous TV appearances; such as the Jon Stewart Show, Jerry Lewis Telethon, CBS This Morning, and Jamie Kennedy. Their new single, from the album RESURRECTION, was featured featured in Living Blues Magazine.
John Cico is a singer-songwriter hewing the line between country and folk with deft fingerstyle guitar and poetic lyricism. His scrupulously crafted songs belong to the dimly lit saloons and smoke-filled honky-tonks of yore right alongside ringmarks on the countertop and sawdust on the floor. In something of the tradition of the wandering bard, John's approach to music is drawn from a heritage as old as the dark wooded hills of Upstate New York that raised him. Uncompromising and intensely personal, his songs reflect a restless and sometimes nomadic life; from his struggles with substance abuse and mental illness, to the highs and lows of romance and wanderlust. With a gift for storytelling and a deep connection to the roots of American music, John is a rising talent poised to make his mark on the country music scene.
Jim Pharis is a contemporary folk musician from Louisiana. Pharis' sound reflects his musical influences, artists such as Jorma Kaukonen, Mississippi John Hurt and Leo Kottke. Jim began playing guitar in his early teens. His first (and only) guitar instructor was an avid Chet Atkins fan. Those early guitar lessons laid the groundwork for Pharis' fingerstyle guitar style. Pharis' sound is acoustic guitar driven contemporary folk music and includes both vocal tunes and fingerstyle guitar instrumentals. His most recent release is 2018's High Mileage. High Mileage was favorably reviewed in the November 2018 Fingerstyle Guitar Edition of Acoustic Guitar Magazine. They called it a "Solid set of originals, blues, and gospel covers". High Mileage has received play from radio stations in the U.S., the U.K., and South Africa.
One of South Louisiana's top entertainers and female vocalist.
After 10 years of performing throughout the deep South, Gaspard released his full length debut album "Hoping Heaven Got A Kitchen" in March 2022. The decade that he spent honing his songwriting helped create an album that speaks to the soul of rural roots listeners and alternative folk lovers alike, all while delivering an intimate insight into the Cajun native's groove felt mysticism. Written for his grandparents, his record displays undeniable heart, love, community, and the sonic influence of the land that raised him.
Church and State
Church and State is a three-piece band based out of Lafayette, LA, who started performing together in March of 2023. All three musicians have a multitude of influences and come from years of playing with other projects. Church Rowe (vocal, guitar), Jacob Rhymes (keys, bass) and Bryce Bearb (drums) take all of their skills to bring their original songs to life. Fueled by Church Rowe's lyricism and indie/alternative songwriting style, Jacob Rhymes' funky, jazz infusions, and Bryce Bearb's tightly-woven, yet powerful drumming style, bring much more than what a typical three-man band can.
Yvette Landry is a musician/singer/songwriter who tours worldwide as a multi-instrumentalist and she also fronts her own band,. Yvette grew up in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, not far from the levees of the Atchafalaya Basin, North America’s largest swampland. It was in and around that swamp where she learned an appreciation for the music, dance, stories and language of her Cajun culture. Landry has traveled the world and played countless cultural festivals and venues – from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to the Bluebird Café in Nashville. She toured Russia and served as a Cultural Ambassador on behalf of the Library of Congress to perform at the Festival of Traditional American Music and graced the stage at both the Library of Congress and John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
Laura Huval is a Grammy-nominated recording artist, a published artist with Oregon Catholic Press, a Catholic speaker, author, seasoned music minister, educator, retreat leader, a member of the family band Sweet Cecilia, a cultural advocate, co-founder of the Al Berard Memorial Music Fund, and founder of Joyful Noise Ministries. She inspires and engages all audiences with her powerful music, life-changing workshops, and love for God. Her mission is "sharing the Gospel one song at a time." She currently serves as music director for St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cecilia, LA. She and her husband reside in Cecilia, LA, with their two sons.
Steve Judice is an award winning songwriter from Lafayette with 5 albums of original music to his credit. He has played shows with songwriting legends including Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jim Lauderdale, Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. He is the co-founder of the Peyton Wilson Memorial Songwriter’s Retreat which annually draws over 50 songwriters together from throughout the South. For his efforts promoting the craft of songwriting, he was recognized by the office of the Lieutenant Governor, as a Louisiana Tradition Bearer in 2021.
Dominic (Dom) Ellis, is a local guy here in Acadiana whose raspy voice ropes in country style music with a bluesy folk vibe. On his back porch swing, guitar in hand, Dom’s first ticktock went viral. Dom has performed as an opening act in Branson Missouri for three theater, won and placed in national voice competitions and continues to thrill the locals with his own brand of songs. Dom is still learning the artist life at age 17, but knows his roots and loves to sing.
Sadney is a talented singer-songwriter hailing from Church Point, Louisiana. She is known for her unique blend of alternative pop and R&B music, which is characterized by enchanting melodies and deep emotional lyrics. Sadney's music is a reflection of her personal experiences and struggles, which she communicates through her powerful and soulful vocals.
Born and raised in the bayous deep in Louisiana, Lindsay has grown to be a vocal wonder. Starting live shows at just 13 years old, she has created a diverse set list which includes her own original music. Lindsay enjoys singing songs by many artists including Adele, Alicia Keys, The Cranberries, Stevie Nicks, and more. Lindsay usually plays solo but loves to partner up with other local artists. She also enjoys performing in local musical theatre and choir settings.