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Louisiana Music Artist Directory: Kane & Abel to Krush, U.K.
Kane & Abel identical twin rappers (and authors) who were born in the Bronx (David and Daniel Garcia) and moved to New Orleans at the age of 15


Ernie K-Doe late New Orleans R&B singer (1936-2001) born Ernest Kador had a #1 in 1961 with "Mother In Law" (the tune also received a Grammy nomination); Ernie ran the Mother-in-Law Lounge on Claiborne Avenue from 1994 until his passing


Chris Kenner late New Orleans R&B star had a Grammy nomination for "I Like It Like That" in 1961


Luther Kent New Orleans-born R&B singer and band leader toured with Blood, Sweat and Tears in the 70's


Freddie Keppard noted early New Orleans jazz cornetist (1889-1933)


Doug Kershaw aka "The Ragin' Cajun"; exciting fiddler and entertainer from Tiel Ridge, LA known for his signature tunes "Diggy, Liggy, Lo" and "Louisiana Man"; Doug first recorded (with brother Rusty) in 1955; they were cast members of the "Louisiana Hayride" radio show and joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1958; the pair split up in 1964.


Rusty Kershaw guitarist, vocalist and songwriter was Doug's younger brother; Rusty passed away in 2001 at age 63.


Sammy Kershaw country music star is a third cousin of fiddler Doug Kershaw


Kid Merv (Mervin Campbell) trumpeter and band leader Merv Campbell has worked with Young Olympians, Soul Rebels, Treme Brass Band, Fishbone, and others


Kid Ory (Edward Ory) legendary New Orleans trombone pioneer (1886-1973)

  • Kid Ory discography, reviews, audio clips (amazon.com)
  • Kid Ory bio (African American Registry)


Kid Red New Orleans guitarist and blues singer


Kid Sheik (George Colar) early New Orleans trumpeter studied with Wooden Joe Nicholas; had long associations with the Eureka Brass Band and Preservation Hall.

  • Kid Sheik CD's and audio clips (LA Music Factory)
  • Kid Sheik CD's and audio clips (amazon.com)


Kid Thomas (Valentine) early trad jazz trumpeter (1896-1987) joined the Pickwick Brass Band at age 14; later worked in a variety of bands, including his own Algiers Stompers; became a regular at Preservation Hall in the 60's, often working with George Lewis; performing career spanned 77 years


Damian Kidder Baton Rouge guitarist/writer; melodic rock, pop, rock n roll, folk, progressive, my own hybrid rock forms


Merle Kilgore legendary singer, songwriter, former DJ, actor, publisher, manager and music businessman; Merle's songwriting credits include the classics "Johnny Reb", "Wolverton Mountain" and "Ring of Fire", to name but a few


Elvin Killerbee blues guitarist from Central, Louisiana


Bobby Kimball noted vocalist from Vinton, Louisiana was a founding member of rock band Toto before going solo


Jeanette Kimball Pass Christian, MS native (born Jeanette Salvant) had a long association with Papa Celestin (who she recorded with in 1926; see photo) and Papa French; she later worked at Dixieland Hall and Preservation Hall; Kimball passed away in March, 2001 at age 94.


Narvin Kimball venerable traditional jazz banjo player first recorded in the 1920's (two tracks with Fate Marable's Society Syncopators - "Frankie and Johnnie" and "Pianoflage" - both recorded in New Orleans on 03/16/24); Kimball was a regular at Preservation Hall from the mid-1960's until sidelined by a stroke in 2000


King Louie (King Louie Bankston) of King Louie's One-Man Band fame, has played with The Royal Pendletons, the Persuaders, and others


King Floyd New Orleans born R&B artist had a hit in the 70's with "Groove Me"

  • King Floyd discography and audio clips (amazon.com)


B'nois King guitarist, vocalist and songwriter from Delhi, Louisiana has worked with Texas blues man Smokin' Joe Kubek since the late 80's

  • Bnois King discography & audio clips (amazon.com)
  • Texas Tag Team profile of Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King (Blues Access)


Chris Thomas King actor ("O Brother, Where Art Thou?") musician, songwriter, vocalist, label owner is the son of Baton Rouge bluesman, Rockin' Tabby Thomas; Chris won multiple Grammy Awards in 2002 in conjunction with his work on the "O Brother" soundtrack and "Down From The Mountain"; he will appear in the Ray Charles biopic "Ray", opening nationwide in October 2004


Claude King country music artist (and actor) and "Louisiana Hayride" alumni from Shreveport, LA had a crossover hit in the 1960's with "Wolverton Mountain"; King resurfaced nationally in 2003 with "Cowboy in the White House" (more)

  • Claude King discography, reviews, audio clips (amazon.com)


Earl King late New Orleans R&B legend and composer of classics such as "Big Chief", "(Come On Baby) Let The Good Times Roll", "Those Lonely, Lonely Nights", and "Trick Bag".

  • Earl King bio, reviews, audio clips (amazon.com)
  • Earl King RealAudio interview from There Productions


Little Freddie King legendary New Orleans blues man
Craig Klein local trombone great and prolific sideman is a regular with Harry Connick, Jr.'s band, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Bonerama, Leroy Jones Quintet, and others.
  • Craig Klein's home page features a bio, tour dates, discography, photos and more


Jean Knight New Orleans born singer had a #1 R&B hit, Mr. Big Stuff, in 1971

  • Jean Knight discography, reviews and audio clips (amazon.com)


Dr. Karl Koenig noted jazz historian, pianist, scholar, lecturer, composer, writer, conductor, and teacher


Ronnie Kole noted New Orleans pianist, singer and bandleader


Sarah Kramer multi-talented singer, songwriter and musician is now based Los Angeles


Joe Krown keyboard man for Gatemouth Brown also fronts his own combo


krush, u.k. New Orleans-based pop/rock band



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