The Brothers Lafitte, a Cajun/Creole quartet with roots in Louisiana, Texas and France. Sporting a fiddle and accordion front line, and backed by guitar, slide, and upright bass, the Brothers Lafitte dig deeply into the rhythms and melodies of Acadian Louisiana, carrying on the French music repertoire of the classic Cajun and Creole groups. You can't help but dance and celebrate when hearing this music played with authenticity by pros … and sung in Cajun French. It's as close as you can get to the bayou in Texas! The group is made up of Peter Schwarz on fiddle and vocals. Peter is a founding member of Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. Joining him on accordion, dulcitar and vocals is Serge Laine, a native of France and former member of File, Bayou Beaujolais, and Poor Man's Fortune. Providing rhythm and slide guitar backup is Mark Viator, an Austin singer/songwriter and guitarist who has worked and recorded with Rue La-La, Slaid Cleaves, Bobby Bridger and others. A perfect addition to any crawfish boil, party, or wedding needing that Louisiana element … The Brothers Lafitte. Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!
THE BUZZ is a good time party – dance band that plays everyone’s favorite hits from the past through the present. They are sure to make your party or event a huge success with a song list that includes well known songs ranging from the 50’s right up to todays current hits, in many styles including oldies, funk, disco, motown, southern rock, classic rock and modern rock. The Buzz will be happy to customize a song list just for your event. The BUZZ and are known for their professionalism, outstanding musical ability and crowd pleasing show.
The BUZZ is made up of four music veterans who’s credits include MTV videos, albums on Atlantic Records, performances on nationally televised TV commercials, countless studio sessions, and thousands of live performances.
The Blues Specialists is an Austin, Texas based blues/R&B band established by Texas Music Hall of Famers TD Bell and Erbie Bowser. The band has played numerous events and backed up a great number of blues musicians. Some of the festivals played include Utrech Holland Samson Blues festival, Benson & Hedges (Dallas), Messa Az festival, Houston blues festival, Smithville, San Antonio, Pflugerville, Brownwood, SXSW, etc(a lot more). Clubs include Victory Grill, Billy’s Blues, Antones, and others.
We’ve backed Long John Hunter, Pete Mays, Lavell White, Carol Fran & Clarence Hollaman, WC Clark, Greyghost, Hosea Hargrove, and a hold host of others and was the starting point for a great number of Austin bands.
Our CD put out in ’92 was nominated for WC Handy award for traditional CD of the year (‘Its about Time’). To date we’ve completed two cd’s ‘Its About Time Again’ and our current releases ‘N2DEEP’ & ‘Urban Country Blues’ all self released. Plans are to be very active and release cd’s every 6 months. All songs on ‘N2DEEP’ and ‘Urban Country Blues’ are original with songs written by band members.
Because of the unique talents of the band members The Blues Specialists can perform from varying group sizes (ie. 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6) all maintaining the purpose of playing the Blues. Video can be viewed on youtube at: http://tinyurl.com/5f6x3j