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Louisiana Music Artist Directory: C-Murder to The Cypress Band
C-Murder embattled rapper (real name Corey Miller) is the youngest brother of No Limit Records founder Master P (Percy Miller); brother Vyshonne Miller (aka Silkk The Shocker) is also a nationally known rapper; in August 2009, C-Murder was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison

  • C-Murder discography, audio clips (

Robert Cage New Orleans born blues artist

Chris Cagle country music star was born in DeRidder, Louisiana and grew up in Houston

John Campbell legendary blues guitarist (1952-1993) from Shreveport, LA; John was featured in the 2003 Bravo TV special "Dancing To New Orleans"

Bobby Campo noted trumpet player was an original member of LeRoux; Campo worked with John Fred, Bobby Charles, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, and Charlie Daniels, among many others

Grayson Capps New Orleans-based singer and songwriter played with the House Levelers and Stavin' Chain; 4 songs from his 2004 solo album are featured in the film, "A Love Song For Bobby Long" (which was based on a book written by his father)

Chuck Carbo (1926-2008) vocalist was lead singer of the 1950's New Orleans R&B group The Spiders

John Carey blues harmonica player and bandleader

Richard Carr contemporary / new age / new classical pianist & composer

Chubby Carrier Zydeco musician played with his father (Roy Carrier Sr.) and Terrance Simien before forming his own band in 1989

Roy Carrier noted Zydeco accordionist, bandleader and owner of the Offshore Lounge in Lawtell, Louisiana passed away on May 4, 2010 at age 63; he was the father of Zydeco musicians Chubby Carrier and Troy "Dikki Du" Carrier

Troy "Dikki Du" Carrier Zydeco accordionist is the son of Roy Carrier and brother of Chubby Carrier

Big Al Carson New Orleans R&B / blues vocalist

Kim Carson Kim does original, high-energy roots rock/renegade honky-tonk music and mixes it with old classics from Ernest Tubb, Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, Willie Nelson

Mark Carson New Orleans singer and songwriter formerly with The Murmers

Amadee Castenell New Orleans sax/reeds player was with popular 70's band, Chocolate Milk

Hadley J. Castille popular Cajun fidder, vocalist and composer

Catch Velvet New Orleans-based rock quartet

Brian "Breeze" Cayolle New Orleans-born sax player and bandleader has worked with Marva Wright, C.J. Chenier, Dr. John, and many others.
Oscar "Papa" Celestin trumpeter and vocalist (1884-1954); the Napoleon, LA native was a pioneer of early New Orleans jazz; he played with the Indiana Brass Band, Olympia Brass Band and his own Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra

Jim Chandler, Sr. 40+ year veteran of the New Orleans music scene

Topsy Chapman New Orleans vocalist hails from Kentwood, LA; Topsy was an original cast member of the off-Broadway hit, "One Mo' Time"

Charivari talented Cajun group (formerly Mamou Prarie Band).

Bobby Charles (Robert Charles Guidry); noted songwriter and vocalist; tunes include: "See You Later, Alligator" (Bill Haley); "Walkin' To New Orleans" (Fats Domino); "Jealous Kind" (Johnny Adams; Joe Cocker); and "But I Do" (Clarence "Frogman" Henry). Charles passed away on January 14, 2010 at age 71

Ervin Charles under-recognized Texas blues guitarist & vocalist from Port Barre, LA was featured on the excellent Brooks/Hunter/Walker "Lone Star Shootout" CD; his lone solo album was released shortly after he passed away in April, 2000.

Rockie Charles singer, songwriter and guitarist aka "The President of Soul"; backed soul legends like Little Johnny Taylor, Percy Sledge, O.V. Wright and Otis Redding in the 60's; Rockie passed away on March 12, 2010 at age 67.

Fred Charlie singer and songwriter from Chataignier, LA leads the Cajun dance band, Fred Charlie and the Acadiana Cajuns; Fred also owns Acadiana Sounds Recording Studio in Eunice, LA

Leah Chase jazz vocalist and educator; her family owns the famed Dooky Chase's Restaurant.

Ryan Chatelain talented New Orleans singer / songwriter

Boozoo Chavis famed accordionist and Zydeco pioneer from Lake Charles, LA passed away on May 5, 2001 (age 70) after suffering a heart attack and stroke; Chavis was honored with an NEA National Heritage Fellowship in 2001; Boozoo appeared in the video Cajun Country: A Musical Odyssey Through Southwest Louisiana.

Jeff Chaz "The Bourbon Street Bluesman"

The Chee Weez popular New Orleans cover band

Cheetah Sneaks five-piece modern rock band hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana

Clifton Chenier (6/25/25 - 12/12/87) the late, great King of Zydeco

C.J. Chenier Clifton's son carries on the tradition with the "Red Hot Louisiana Band"

Roscoe Chenier blues guitarist/singer is related to both Zydeco king Clifton Chenier and bluesman Morris 'Big' Chenier

Chévere New Orleans Latin Jazz ensemble

  • Chevere brief bio from Audible Vision
  • Chevere CD's and audio clips (LA Music Factory)

"Chicago Al" Giffin Baton Rouge blues man (native of Chicago) and noted hot dog restauranteur

Harry Choates Cajun fiddler legend (1922-1951) from Rayne, LA; his version of "Jole Blon" was the first Cajun song to gain national popularity (in 1946)

Chocolate Milk New Orleans funk & soul group gained national popularity in the 70's

Choppa New Orleans (West Bank) rapper (real name: Darwin Lendell Turner) originally bouncing with Take Fo' Records; recently signed to Master P's New No Limit label; appeared with the 504 Boyz on their "Ballers" CD (2002).

  • Choppa CD's & audio clips (
  • Choppa official web site

Choupique 5 piece Cajun & Zydeco group based in Baton Rouge

  • Choupique's web site features audio, photos, and more band info.

Jimmy Clanton 50's Rock & Roll and R&B singer; worked with Huey "Piano" Smith and Earl King; appeared in the film "Go, Johnny, Go"

Fred Clark New Orleans-based singer, songwriter and guitarist

Kevin Clark trumpeter, arranger, bandleader; worked with New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Dukes of Dixieland

Octa Clark noted Cajun accordionist from Judice, Louisiana had a long association with fiddler Hector Duhon; Clark passed away in 1998 at age 94.

Warren Clark band leader and trumpet player hails from L.A.; moved to New Orleans in 1985

Wesley Clark New Orleans born keyboardist and composer

Jon Cleary British born, New Orleans funk pianist

Annie Clements talented bassist & vocalist is the daughter of Cranston Clements; she has worked with Theresa Andersson, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and Sons of William; Annie is currently backing country superstars Sugarland, and she appears on their 2006 album, "Enjoy The Ride"

Cranston Clements in-demand New Orleans guitarist has worked with dozens of local and national artists; he can also be heard locally with the guitar collective Twangorama

Van Cliburn: celebrated classical pianist was born in Shreveport

Chris Clifton New Orleans trumpeter was a protege of Louis Armstrong

Climate Control New Orleans-based rock band

Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen: dramatic blues songstress

The Cold 80's New Orleans new wave / punk rock band

  • The Cold web site features reunion news, bio, merchandise, and more.

Danny Collet Zydeco accordionist from Carencro, Louisiana

Lee Collins (1901-1960) noted New Orleans trad trumpeter worked with Tuxedo Brass Band, King Oliver, Mezz Mezzrow, and others; featured on the 1929 Jones & Collins Astoria Hot Eight sessions

Wendy Colonna Louisiana-born, Austin-based singer and songwriter

Amie Comeaux rising country music star from Brusly, Louisiana died in an 1997 auto accident at age 21

Ricki Comeaux talented singer, songwriter and musician

Steve Conn Louisiana born musician, songwriter and singer

Harry Connick Jr. famed New Orleans-born musician, singer and actor

Harry Connick, Sr. longtime New Orleans D.A. (retired in 2003), jazz singer, and Harry Jr.'s dad

Consortium of Genius mixes industrial-strength music and comedy performance

Continental Drifters great New Orleans based roots/rock band went through several personnel changes since their inception in Los Angeles in 1991; the last, and most well known incarnation, included Mark Walton, Susan Cowsill, Vicki Peterson, Peter Holsapple, Robert Maché and Russ Broussard; sadly, the group split up circa 2002

Coo Coo Cal noted Milwaukee rapper (née Calvin Bellamy) was born in New Orleans in 1974

Cookie and the Cupcakes Louisiana R&B band popular in the '50s and '60s

Coolbone New Orleans trad jazz and brass hop, led by Steve "Coolbone" Johnson

Johnny Copeland (3/27/37-7/3/97) noted Texas bluesman was a native of Haynesville, LA

Jay Cormier accordionist and bandleader from Scott, Louisiana

Sheryl Cormier the "Queen of Cajun Music"; Grand Coteau, Louisiana native was the first Cajun female artist to record playing the accordion; both parents were also Cajun musicians

Cortez del Mar indie rock band from Lake Charles, LA

Louis Cottrell, Jr noted trad jazz clarinetist & saxophonist (1911-1978) served as president of the local American Federation of Musicians (local 496); his grandson (also Louis Cottrell) is active on the local trad jazz scene

Country Fried New Orleans quartet plays a mix of roots, country, bluegrass, etc.

Cousin Joe (Pleasant Joseph) New Orleans blues pianist (1907 - 1989)

Cowboy Mouth popular New Orleans based rock & roll band

Susan Cowsill New Orleans-based singer & songwriter began performing at age 7 with her family's band, The Cowsills; she has since worked with Dwight Twilley and Continental Drifters, among others; her debut solo album "Just Believe It" was released in 2004.
The Cox Family Grammy winning family quartet (led by patriarch Willard Cox) from Cotton Valley, Louisiana is known for their brew of gospel, bluegrass and country; their music was featured in the film, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?".

Floyd Cramer late pianist/songwriter from Campti, Louisiana was a pioneer of the "Nashville Sound"; Cramer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10, 2003; he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in November 2003.
Davell Crawford one of New Orleans' piano greats; Davell's grandfather is local R&B legend James "Sugar Boy" Crawford, the writer of the New Orleans R&B classic "Iko Iko" - originally recorded as "Jock-A-Mo" (or "Jockomo").

Crazy (aka Krazy) New Orleans rap artist spent time with No Limit Records, appeared on first 504 Boyz album, and had several solo releases

  • Crazy bio and cd's (

Creole Zydeco Farmers internationally known Zydeco group from Lafayette, LA

Cronk popular New Orleans funksters, active from 2000-2002, lineup included Derrick Freeman, Captain Midnight, and others
  • Cronk CDs and audio clips (LA Music Factory)

Bobby Cure and the Summertime Blues popular dance band has been on the scene for 35+ years
The Cypress Band swamp pop band formed in 1980 features SW Louisiana legends Warren Storm and Willie Tee Trahan

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