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Louisiana Music Artist Directory: Anthony "Tuba Fats" Lacen to Jeremy Lyons
Anthony Lacen aka "Tuba Fats"; one the funkiest tubas in town was known to locals and visitors alike from his many years of performing in Jackson Square; he worked with the Tuxedo, Olympia, and (his own) Chosen Few Brass Bands, among many others; Tuba Fats passed away on January 11, 2004 at age 53.

  • Tuba Fats CD's and audio clips (LA Music Factory)
  • Tuba Fats brief profile w/ photo from Donna's Bar & Grill


Marce Lacouture Cajun/folk singer released debut solo CD "La Joie Cadienne" in 2000, produced by Sonny Landreth; hosts weekly radio show on KRVS 88.7 FM


Boo LaCrosse trumpeter / guitarist / vocalist has worked with Violent Femmes, Coco Robicheaux, Anders Osborne, and others


Steve LaFleur Cajun musician, singer and songwriter, formerly with Mamou and Lafleur et Basile


Sonny Landreth Lafayette, LA-based slide guitar whiz, session player and solo artist; you can also occasionally catch Sonny with John Hiatt & The Goners.


Barbara Lane New Orleans born singer, songwriter and pianist has performed locally & internationally for 30 years; catch her regularly at Hotel LePavillon


Red Lane country singer, songwriter and guitarist (born Hollis DeLaughter) from Bogalusa, LA

  • Red Lane profile from Nashville Songwriters Foundation
  • Red Lane various album credits (Barnes & Noble)


Julia LaShae jazz vocalist and Texas transplant worked with Johnny Angel & the Swingin' Demons before forming her own combo
The Latelys eclectic New Orleans band mixes fusion, rock, funk, jazz and hip hop.
Tim Laughlin noted New Orleans trad jazz clarinetist
Lazy Lester: swamp blues man (born Leslie Johnson) from Torras, Louisiana
Le Roux popular rock band of the late 70's is still performing


Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter) legendary folk/blues singer (1889-1949) known as the "king of the 12-string guitar"; compositions included "The Midnight Special", "Cotton Fields", "Rock Island Line" and "Goodnight Irene"

  • Leadbelly CD's, reviews, audio clips, books, videos (amazon.com)
  • Leadbelly commemorative stamp, issued by the USPS on June 26, 1998
  • Leadbelly at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Leadbelly at the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • Leadbelly bio (African American Registry)
  • Leadbelly upcoming TV appearances (RockOnTV.com)


Carl LeBlanc noted New Orleans guitarist, vocalist, composer and occasional actor has worked with everyone from Fats Domino to Sun Ra


Chris LeBlanc popular guitarist, singer and songwriter from Baton Rouge


Fred LeBlanc Cowboy Mouth drummer, vocalist and songwriter


James LeBlanc singer and songwriter from Shreveport, LA has penned tunes for Travis Tritt, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, and Kenny Chesney among others


Leda Swan indie rock band out of Lake Charles, LA


Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band accordionist delivers a strong mixture of traditional creole, rhythm and blues, and contemporary music; Ledet has released 3 solo albums, plus a critically acclaimed duet recording with Cedric Watson, "Goin' Down to Louisiana"


Rosie Ledet accordionist, singer and songwriter aka The Zydeco Sweetheart


Bryan Lee hot blues guitarist and vocalist is a veteran of the local club scene


Gayla LeJeune Cajun / roots singer and songwriter from Eunice, LA; debut CD - "Joie de Vivre" - released in 2003 w/ guests Steve Riley and Dirk Powell
  • Gayla official web site
  • Gayla CD's and audio clips (LA Music Factory)


Zan Lene` Baton Rouge native is a recording artist, choreographer, lyricist and actress


Matt Lemmler New Orleans-born jazz pianist, composer and arranger


Les Femmes d'Enfer Seattle-based, all female Cajun dance band


George Lewis legendary New Orleans clarinetist, 1900-1968; try to find a copy of Ann Fairbairn's 1961 bio "Call Him George" for a detailed account of Lewis' life


Jerry Lee Lewis rock & roll legend aka "The Killer" hails from Ferriday, LA; cousin to country star Mickey Gilley and televangelist Jimmy Lee Swaggart


Linda Gail Lewis country singer born in Ferriday, LA on 7/18/47; sister of Jerry Lee Lewis


Smiley Lewis late New Orleans R&B singer was born Overton Lemons in 1913; had a major hit in 1955 with "I Hear You Knocking" (featuring Huey Smith on piano)


Lil' Alfred R&B and swamp pop singer born Alfred Babino in Lake Charles on January 5, 1944; took Huey Thierry's place as lead vocalist for Cookie & The Cupcakes


Lil' Band O' Gold swamp pop super group features Warren Storm (drums), Steve Riley (accordion) and C.C. Adcock (guitar), David Egan (piano), Dave Ranson (bass), the St. Martin Horns - Dickie Landry, David Greely, Pat Breaux - and pedal steel guitarist Richard Comeaux.


Little Bob & the Lollipops Louisiana Swamp Pop legends led by Camille Bob; Bob penned the classic, "I Got Loaded".


Lil Boosie rising rap star from south side of Baton Rouge


Lil' Brian And The Zydeco Travelers funkified Zydeco group out of Barrett Station, Texas led by Lil' Brian Terry


Lil' Chenier Playboyz young Cajun band from Little Chenier, Louisiana


Lil' D.V.S. rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Lil' Malcolm & The House Rockers hot Zydeco band led by Lil' Malcolm Walker


The Lil' Rascals Brass Band New Orleans brass band led by trombonist Corey Henry


Lil' Romeo young rapper (Percy Romeo Miller) is the son of Master P


Lil Witness (Luke Booker) rising star on the Baton Rouge rap scene


Eric Lindell New Orleans-based R&B musician and songwriter


Meghan Linsey young country singer from New Orleans


Lips & The Trips "Swamp Throb" rock 'n roll from Via Lips & friends


Liquidrone eclectic New Orleans rock band


John Lisi New Orleans-based guitarist and vocalist plays a mix of Delta blues and swamp funk


Michael Liuzza indie singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the West Bank of New Orleans; Liuzza appeared on Season 4 of "American Idol"


Hunter Logan multi-talented country / swamp-pop artist from Jennings, Louisiana


Paul Longstreth in demand keyboard player studied under Ellis Marsalis; Paul has worked with Lenny Kravitz, Nicholas Payton, Leroy Jones, Charles Neville, and a host of others


AJ Loria New Orleans-born musician and composer


Los Hombres Calientes critically acclaimed "super group" featuring trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and percussionist Bill Summers


Lost Bayou Ramblers roots cajun music group from Lafayette, LA


Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra


Louisiana Purchase Bluegrass Band Lafayette, LA based bluegrass ensemble
Louque (Dustan Louque) singer and songwriter from Grand Point, LA mixes soul, dancehall, trip-hop and New Orleans funk into his own unique sound; influences run the gamut from Ice-T to Clifton Chenier

  • Louque page at MySpace
  • Louque cds, mp3s, audio clips (amazon.com)


Ingrid Lucia jazz and swing vocalist began performing in her family's band (The Flying Neutrinos) at age 11


Lucy's Walk New Orleans-based "power pop" band


Nelson Lunding rockin' R&B pianist


Nellie Lutcher (1915-2007) late R&B vocalist, piano player, and composer from Lake Charles, LA had a number of Top 10 R&B hits in the late 1940's; she is the brother of sax player and vocalist Joe Lutcher


Blake Luquette country singer & songwriter (and Iraq War veteran) hails from Abbeville, LA


Jeremy Lyons popular roots/blues/Americana singer & songwriter often found fronting his rockabilly trio the Deltabilly Boys; Lyons relocated to Cambridge, Mass. after Hurricane Katrina, but visits New Orleans often; also see Schatzy



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