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Louisiana Music Artist Directory: Saaraba to Suplecs
Saaraba New Orleans group formed in 2003 mixes ska, funk, reggae and rock

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

Irene Sage local singer and songwriter; formerly led rock band Irene & The Mikes.

Johnny St. Cyr New Orleans banjo/guitar player (1890-1966) and jazz pioneer worked with Freddy Keppard, Armand Piron, Kid Ory, and many others; he was featured on Louis Armstrong's classic Hot Fives and Hot Seven recordings

Paul Sanchez former member of NOLA rockers Cowboy Mouth is a noted singer, songwriter and guitarist

Jumpin' Johnny Sansone award winning blues harp blower, accordion player, singer and songwriter

Ann Savoy Cajun musician, vocalist, producer and author; she has performed with the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band (which also features husband Marc Savoy), The Magnolia Sisters, the Savoy Family Band (Ann and Marc Savoy with their sons Wilson Savoy and Joel Savoy), Ann Savoy and her Sleepless Knights, and others; Ann produced the Grammy nominated CD "Evangeline Made: A Tribute To Cajun Music", and the follow-up, Creole Bred: A Tribute to Creole & Zydeco

Marc Savoy noted Cajun music revivalist, musician and accordion-maker hails from Eunice, LA

Savoy Family Band Marc and Ann Savoy with their offspring Joel Savoy, Wilson Savoy and Sarah Savoy

Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band features Michael Doucet, Marc & Anne Savoy

Savoy-Smith Cajun Band Marc & Ann Savoy with LA state champion fiddler, Ken Smith

Schatzy band led by Jeremy Lyons & the Deltabilly Boys bassist Greg Schatz

Christian Scott trumpet player & rising star on the jazz scene studied at NOCCA and Berklee College of Music; Christian is the nephew of local jazz great Donald Harrison; major label debut, "Rewind That", released in 2006

Ricky Sebastian noted New Orleans drummer, bandleader and music instructors has worked with dozens of jazz and R&B greats

Brian Seeger noted New Orleans jazz guitarist

Skip Sempé virtuoso harpsichordist grew up in New Orleans

Shakespeare in Hell New Orleans-based heavy metal / death metal group

Mem Shannon former New Orleans cabbie now drives home the blues for fans around the globe

Nadine Shanti jazz and pop vocalist hails from New Orleans

Jamil Sharif New Orleans born trumpeter, composer, arranger and lecturer; son of late jazz trumpeter Umar Uthman Sharif (Emery Humphrey Thompson)

Amanda Shaw young fiddle phenom from Mandeville, LA began playing at age 4; at 7 years old, she became the youngest person ever to play with the Baton Rouge Symphony as a soloist; she can be seen on the DVDs, "Dancing To New Orleans" and "Hurricane on the Bayou"; she had acting roles in the Disney films "Stuck in the Suburbs" and "Now You See It"

Kenny Wayne Shepherd smokin' hot blues guitar slinger from Shreveport, LA

Derrick Shezbie New Orleans trumpeter has been a long time member of Rebirth Brass Band; check into his out-of-print solo album "Spodie's Back" if you can find a copy

Shirley & Lee 50's New Orleans R&B duo (Shirley Goodman and Leonard Lee) had hits with Feel So Good, Let the Good Times Roll, and I Feel Good

Silkk The Shocker (nee Vyshonne Miller) New Orleans rapper is the brother of No Limit Records CEO Master P and rapper C-Murder

Omer Simeon New Orleans-born clarinet/sax player (1902-1959) worked with Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Kid Ory, and many others

Sidney Simien (aka Rockin' Sidney) late Grammy winner brought zydeco into the mainstream with his hit "My Toot Toot"

Terrance Simien Grammy winning Zydeco musician from Mallet, Louisiana

Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal noted R&B, blues & zydeco guitarist from Lafayette, LA worked with Clifton Chenier

Victor Sirker New Orleans guitarist has worked w/ the Neville Brothers, Professor Longhair, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Harold Battiste, and others

Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes New Orleans funk/rock band were named Best Rock Band at the 2004 Big Easy Awards; debut CD "Bandicoot" was named Best Rock Album (of 2003) at Best of the Beat Awards; later releases include: "Live at the Spleaf" (2004); Pain, Pleasure, Fear and Opera (2005); and The Big Awesome (2008)

Skonk funk band formerly known as the Groove Cartel (note: name changed to Ochima; based in Portland since Katrina).

  • Skonk official web site

Slim Harpo (1924-1970; nee James Moore; born in Lobdell, LA); noted "swamp blues" artist had Top 40 hits with "Baby, Scratch My Back" (1966) and "Rainin' in My Heart" (1961), both on Excello Records; Slim's "I'm a King Bee" was covered by the Rolling Stones on their debut album in 1964

Huey "Piano" Smith New Orleans born piano great led Huey Smith & His Clowns; had hits with "Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu" and "Don't You Just Know It"

Leslie Smith talented New Orleans vocalist, musician and songwriter is the daughter of noted photographer, Michael P. Smith

Chris Smither noted blues singer, songwriter and guitarist grew up in New Orleans

Sol Fiya Delta funk rock straight from the bayous

Jo-El Sonnier noted Cajun musician & songwriter (and occasional actor) from Rayne, Louisiana.

Sons of William rock trio fronted by Houma singer, songwriter and guitarist Joe Stark, with New Orleans native Annie Clements on bass and vocals, and Joe's brother David on drums.

The SophistiCats New Orleans' premiere 50's & 60's bump'n'grind, shake 'n' shimmy band with wild go-go action from the SophistiKittens.

Soul Rebels hot New Orleans brass band, adds hip-hop & funk to the mix; look for new cd "Rebelution" in February, 2005; the Rebels were featured in the 1999 PBS special "The Mississippi - River of Song"

Soulful Heavenly Stars noted Gospel group

Soulmod New Orleans-based band appeals to Christian and secular rock fans

Southside Blues Revue 40+ musicians all working together as the longest running and largest blues jam in Louisiana

Spank The Monkey alternative rock band based in Lafayette, Louisiana
Britney Spears young pop star from Kentwood, LA

Rhodes Spedale jazz pianist, author, educator, historian and radio personality

Benny Spellman R&B great who's hits included Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette) and Fortune Teller; Spellman provided the bass voice on Ernie K-Doe's hit "Mother In Law"

The Spiders New Orleans R&B vocal group recorded for Imperial Records in the 50's; featured Chick and Chick Carbo

The (New Orleans) Spiritualettes formed in 1956 by Ruby Mae Ray, the New Orleans Spiritualettes now are the oldest New Orleans female gospel choir

Squint rock band from Ruston, LA has had their music featured on MTV's "Road Rules" and "The Real World"

Gregg Stafford active trad jazz trumpeter leads the Jazz Hounds and the Young Tuxedo Brass Band; catch Gregg at Palm Court Jazz Cafe and Preservation Hall.

Joe Stampley country star from Springhill, LA first recorded for Dale Hawkins on Imperial in 1957; he was also a member of the popular 60's Louisiana rock group The Uniques, who had hits with "Not Too Long Ago" and "All These Things"; Joe's son, Shreveport native Tony Stampley, is also a talented singer and songwriter

Stavin' Chain New Orleans roots/rock band featured Grayson Capps and John Lawrence

Kenny Bill Stinson noted North Louisianarockabilly musician leads his group, the Ark-La-Mystics; Kenny appeared in the PBS series, "River of Song" (CD / Video)

Brian Stoltz New Orleans guitarist, formerly with the Neville Brothers, currently with the Funky Meters

Stompin' Ground head bangin' rock 'n roll band from Baton Rouge

Marc Stone talented NYC born guitarist, singer and songwriter; Marc hosts "Soul Serenade" show on WWOZ FM (Tuesday afternoons)

Warren Storm Godfather of 1950's Swamp Pop; formed swamp pop supergroup Lil Band O' Gold with Steve Riley, C.C. Adcock, Richard Comeaux, Dickie Landry, and others

Stormy versatile Baton Rouge band performs dance music & popular hits from the 40's thru the 90's

  • Stormy web site w/ band member bio's; song list, etc.

Storyville Stompers Brass Band noted trad jazz and Dixieland ensemble

The Subdudes recently resurrected New Orleans roots rock band; also see Tiny Town, Tommy Malone, John Magnie

  • Subdudes CD's, reviews, audio clips (
  • Subdudes CD's and audio clips (LA Music Factory)
  • Subdudes official web site

Supagroup New Orleans-based hard rock band

Suplecs heavy rock trio from New Orleans

  • Suplecs official web site
  • Suplecs CD's, reviews, audio clips (
  • Suplecs CD's and audio clips (LA Music Factory)

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