Artists in the News

USA Today: Zydeco Wine, new show in William's future

When Jeff Landry wanted to get a party started at his 20-acre vineyard near West Monroe, he’d call Nathan Williams in Lafayette. Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas helped draw 1,000 people per show to the vineyard’s outdoor concert series for the last five years.

Landry figured if Williams could make people get happy feet and dance, he could make them even happier and drink wine.

John 'Papa' Gros NEW VIDEO- "Cocaine and Chicken Fricassee

New Orleans-born John “Papa” Gros (pronounced “grow”) has spent more than a quarter of a century behind the piano backing the music of the “Big Easy.” His latest hit “Cocaine and Chicken Fricassee” is a track that blends the raw and hardcore sounds of Rock & Roll, the fun, dance-infused sound of Funk and roots-y Americana into a shape shifting gumbo that carries on the tradition of New Orle

Music Video PREMIERE: Head For The Hills "Bitter Black Coffee"

On May 12th, Head for the Hills, the Colorado newgrass quartet, will release their latest album, Potions and Poisons. The album will be the group’s fourth studio album following the 2013 release of Blue Ruin.

Too Slim & the Taildraggers/Alexis P. Suter Jimi Award Recipients!!

It’s that time of year again – The Annual Blues411 Jimi Awards!

What started as a small web site for promoting and supporting blues artists, now has turned into a force for good that keeps blues artists and their music in the spotlight around the world, under a very big tent.

Bernard Allison- It's gotta come form the heart!

If your music comes from the heart, it’s solid. No other rules count. That’s basically what Bernard Allison learned from his iconic dad, the late Chicago blues master Luther Allison.

Tim "Too Slim" Langford - Keeping The Tradition Alive

Two years ago, Tim “Too Slim” Langford found himself living out a blues song he never expected to have to write. In late 2014, during a routine doctor’s visit, Langford was diagnosed with cancer, facing down uncertainty and possible death.

The New Stew on Jambase

A new supergroup dubbed The New Stew is in the middle of a week-long tour in which the all-star collective is performing the classic album Bill Withers – Live At Carnegie Hall in its entirety. The new band features Corey Glover, Roosevelt Collier, Yonrico Scott, Dave Yoke, Jared Stone and Matt Slocum.

Butch Trucks and The Freight Train Band Pull Into Melbourne

The difference four months can make in the life of a touring band can be monumental. And band is a key word here. Since seeing them last in late December, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band have grown and morphed into the sort of outfit where they finish each others musical thoughts and read one another effortlessly.

Nathan Williams on KOGM 107.1 Mustang

Downtown Alive! (DTA!) welcomes Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas to Parc International on March 18th. Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas have been touring the world for more than 30 years and they’re coming back to Lafayette for a hometown performance!

“I am so excited to Perform Downtown Alive! in my home town. It’s been a while, but we gonna rock!,” said Nathan Williams.

Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin featured in No Depression

“I really put everything I have into making it, no compromise or short-cuts,” Bob Margolin says of his latest, My Road. It's his musical autobiography, an insider's look at a career spanning four decades, during which he's associated with some of the greatest names in blues, including his seven years with Muddy Waters.