You could say that Hurricane Katrina played a pivotal role in the development of
Kevin Stylez music career. Raised in New Orleans, he and his family found themselves in Austin Texas after the storm. There he not only honed his musical chops but also got the opportunity to play in a band that yearly performed opening acts at the Austin Urban Music Festival for the likes of Jeffery Osborne, Trey Songz and Boy II Men. Heavily influenced by his experiences growing up in the church, Stylez gospel sensibilities flow smoothly through his soulful R&B vocals. He’s appeared at the Essence Music Festival and getting much love from fans throughout the southern region. Now back in the New Orleans and ready to make a powerful impact with his music, please give it up for the silky smooth troubadour, Kevin Stylez.
Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs
Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs are 100 percent Tru Orleans. With an explosive mixture of jazz, hip-hop, and rock they bring the kinetic sounds of the Crescent City around the globe. They’ve toured multiple times as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. State Department playing gigs from Kazakhstan to the White House. His trumpet may be small but it packs a big big sound. Please give it up for Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs.
Sweet Crude is an exciting indie rock band that sketches lyrics in two languages, Cajun French and English. Made up of mostly graduates of New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, they’re the next supergroup from Southern Louisiana. Please welcome, Sweet Crude!
Tonya Boyd-Cannon is a powerful, anointed, and zealous woman, bringing contemporary sounds of gospel, soul and jazz around the world. Her gift of song has brought her from the church to Jazzfest and the TV show The Voice, where she finished in the top 20. Tonya continues to push the envelope with her incredible musical arrangements and jazzy lyrical content. Please make some noise for Tonya Boyd-Cannon!
Lynn Drury grew up on the rodeo circuit in rural Mississippi and has since molded her own style of southern Grit and New Orleans Groove. Gigging all over the world, Lynn’s music has taken her throughout the United States and Europe. Her unique acoustic sound mixes zydeco, rockabilly and blues into a gumbo that’s perfect for her adopted hometown of New Orleans. Please make some noise for the one and only Lynn Drury!
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