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Louisiana Music Artist Directory: Magnolia Sisters to Mystikal
Magnolia Sisters Cajun group featuring music vet's Ann Savoy, Jane Vidrine, Lisa Trahan Reed and Christine Balfa

Jack Maheu great NY-born NOLA-based trad jazz clarinetist

Mahogany Brass Band New Orleans brass band led by trumpeter Brice Miller

Hubert Maitre Cajun musician has been performing for over 40 years; debut solo CD "La Vieille Chaudière Noir" released in 2001

B.B. Major (Image Helaire Jr.) Louisiana blues great from Natchitoches passed away in 2008 at age 71

  • B.B. Major bio from Louisiana Folklife Center @ NSU

Tommy Malone noted New Orleans singer, songwriter and guitarist; co-founder of the Subdudes; member of short-lived "supergroup" Tiny Town

Mamou Cajun rockers from Mamou, LA led by Steve LaFleur (now with Lafleur et Basile)

  • Mamou CD's, reviews and audio clips (

Jospeh "Wingy" Manone (1900-1982) popular New Orleans trumpeter played locally before moving on to Chicago and New York, and eventually settling in Las Vegas; appeared in several films in the 1940's

Phillip Manuel noted New Orleans jazz vocalist

Nancy Tabb Marcantel noted Cajun singer

Bobby Marchan late vocalist had a #1 R&B hit in 1960 with "There's Something on Your Mind, Part 2"; he also provided vocals on Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns hits "Rockin' Pneumonia", "Don't You Just Know It" and "High Blood Pressure"; Marchan passed away in New Orleans in 1999 at age 69.

Mardi Gras Indians

Denise Marie talented singer, songwriter and musician

Marilee multi-talented singer, songwriter and musician (Marilee Southworth)

  • Marilee's page at
  • Marilee CD's and audio clips (LA Music Factory)

The Marsalis Family New Orleans "First Family of Jazz", led by patriarch Ellis Marsalis

Branford Marsalis jazz sax great and eldest brother of the Marsalis clan; announced the formation of the
Marsalis Music label in 2002.

Delfeayo Marsalis noted trombonist and record producer

Ellis Marsalis jazz pianist, educator and patriarch of the Marsalis clan

Jason Marsalis jazz drummer was an original member of Los Hombres Calientes; he has since branched out to form his own combo

Wynton Marsalis Pulitzer Prize winning jazz trumpeter and composer; leads the
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

Gray Martin Pop / blues / rock musician and songwriter from Monroe, LA

Steve Masakowski jazz guitarist & composer from New Orleans; also see Astral Project

Master P (born Percy Miller); New Orleans rap artist, film maker, producer, and founder/CEO of No Limit Records; younger brothers Silkk The Shocker and C-Murder, and son Lil' Romeo, are also rap stars

Irvin Mayfield New Orleans trumpeter, composer and educator; co-founded Los Hombres Calientes; artistic director of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra; named as Cultural Ambassador representing New Orleans and Louisiana in Nov. 2003.

Percy Mayfield smooth R&B singer & songwriter from Minden, LA (1920 - 1984); had a #1 hit in 1950 with Please Send Me Someone To Love; writing credits include the Ray Charles classic, "Hit The Road, Jack"

May Flood alternative, bluesy band from New Orleans

Mary McBride singer songwriter now based in NYC; look for Mary (and her music) in the upcoming Ang Lee film, "Brokeback Mountain".

Mighty Sam McClain "mighty" R&B crooner from Monroe, Louisiana; Rolling Stone magazine dubbed Sam "The Great Torchbearer of Soul"

Jim McCormick singer & songwriter formerly with roots rockers The Bingemen; Jim is currently a staff songwriter for Chrysalis Music and is based in Nashville; He has written songs for Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan, and many others.

Whitney Ann McCray singer, songwriter and folk artist worked with Isaac's Guns before forming The Proud Marys (later renamed to Mary's Ex)

Lenny McDaniel singer, songwriter and musician has also backed many of New Orleans great R&B artists

Tom McDermott multi-talented musician, composer, artist and journalist

Betsy McGovern acclaimed Celtic vocalist is also a member of The Poor Clares

Tim McGraw country music mega-star (25 million records sold!) from Start, LA; son of baseball great, Tug McGraw; married to singer Faith Hill; organizer of "Swampstock" charity event held annually in Rayville, LA

Tommy McLain swamp pop singer & songwriter from Jonesville, LA had a national hit in 1966 with "Sweet Dreams" (see "Swamp Gold" & "Another Saturday Night" for more swamp pop classics).

Alex McMurray singer, songwriter and solo performer; former front man of Royal Fingerbowl; current projects include Tin Men and 007.

Shannon McNally New Orleans based singer and songwriter.

Philip Melancon performs in the musical spirit and style of his hometown, New Orleans; recently took over the Neutral Ground Coffee House.

D.L. Menard noted Cajun guitarist, songwriter and singer from Erath, LA; aka "The Cajun Hank Williams"

  • D.L. Menard CD's, reviews and audio clips (
  • D.L. Menard bio, discography, photos (Acadian Museum in Erath, LA)

Merry Go Drown New Orleans hard rock band formed in 2000

The Meters / The Funky Meters New Orleans funk-masters formed in 1967 (by Art Neville, George Porter Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste and Leo Nocentelli); group disbanded in 1979; reformed (with personnel changes) in 1989 as the Funky Meters

Mexico 1910 up & coming instrumental rock quartet from New Orleans

Mia X rap artist discovered in a New Orleans record store by Master P; also had a feature role his film "I'm Bout It"

  • Mia X CD's and audio clips (

Mighty Chariots of Fire New Orleans gospel group have been performing local and around the world for over 40 years

Lizzie Miles (1895-1963) New Orleans-born blues singer popular in the 1920's; made a comeback in the 1950's

Brice Miller musician and educator founded the Mahogany Brass Band, and has worked with several other local groups

Charlie Miller multi-talented musician, instructor, composer; the solo artist and long-time associate of Dr. John has also worled with B.B. King, David "Fathead" Newman, Ruth Brown, and many others

Chris Miller and Bayou Roots band plays Louisiana Roots musics covering Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, and more; Chris was formerly with Louisiana’s Kingfish

Ernest Punch Miller New Orleans trumpeter from Raceland, LA (1894-1971); played and toured with Preservation Hall band in his latter years.

Mirror Mirror acoustic rock with an edge (Baton Rouge).

Mixed Nuts popular New Orleans cover band

Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste New Orleans native was original drummer for funk legends, The Meters; Zig now fronts his own band on the West Coast

J. Monque'D noted New Orleans blues man and bandleader

John Mooney Delta blues meets New Orleans funk

Stanton Moore drummer for New Orleans funksters, Galactic; also performs with Moore & More, Garage a Trois, and various other side projects

Jason Morant New Orleans Contemporary Christian rock/pop artist

Oliver Morgan New Orleans R&B singer had a hit in the 60's with "Who Shot the La La?"

Morning 40 Federation hard drinking & hard playing New Orleans rock band band; also see
Ryan Scully

Teedra Moses R&B singer and songwriter from New Orleans, now based in L.A.; debut album released in August 2004 with help from heavyweights Jadakiss and Lil' Jon (rec'd 3 star review from USA Today)

Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. leader of the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church and world renowned Gospel singer

Jelly Roll Morton (Ferdinand La Menthe) legendary composer, vocalist, pianist, arranger and jazz pioneer (1890-1941)

Motorway New Orleans based rock band; debut album was produced by Better Than Ezra's Tom Drummond

MuleBone New Orleans trombone-infused rock group was led by Mark Mullins

  • MuleBone CD's and audio clips (LA Music Factory)

Mark Mullins New Orleans trombonist, bandleader and in-demand sideman; he was a regular with Harry Connick Jr.'s Big Band before gaining success with his brass rock ensemble Bonerama

MuteMath electro-alternative-rock band formed in New Orleans in 2003

Raymond Anthony Myles New Orleans Gospel great was murdered in October of 1998

The Myrtles Baton Rouge rock band; members include vets of Becky Sharp, Liquidrone, Girl Scout Heroin, etc.

Mystikal (real name Michael Tyler) multi-platinum selling New Orleans rap star formerly with No Limit Records

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