Dustin Dale Gaspard: Vermillion Singer-songwriter’s Journey To The Recording Academy

From the wetlands and prairie fields of Vermillion Parish comes one of Lafayette’s favorite singer-songwriters, Dustin Dale Gaspard. He started late in the game, relatively speaking. But once he picked up the guitar at age 17 and started performing in Lafayette’s saturated market of entertainers, he became a favorite.

The Ruins: New Entertainment Venue Elevates Lafayette Music & Restaurant Scene

The Ruins of Rome and the surrounding area of Italy are second only to the United States in the number of movies that are filmed there on location. Nearly 7 million people around the world travel to Rome each year just to see the Ruins. But if you live in Lafayette, La., you don’t have to go that far to travel or wait until your next action-packed movie is filmed there to get a feel for the ancient city.

Sharona Thomas: Acadiana Vocalist is Taking The Music Scene by Storm

On stage, “Sharona Thomas and SOLID Soul” have a calling card a mile high and a mile wide. If there is a venue or an event that wants golden music, they want Sharona. SOLID Soul has been that funky extra something added to her performance. It’s her very own band that formed in January.

Nebu Nezey: Our Own Backyard Queen of Soul

This past year, as with every year, Nebu Nezey and her family ended 2020 by doing something special for the children in her community. Nezey and her husband, Brandon, bring toys to children in their community so they can have a special Christmas. The family actually goes out shopping, chooses age-specific toys, personally wrapping each one, and heads over to the Northgate Mall where children of all ages can celebrate the magic of Christmas.

Haunted or Not, People Still Flock to the Grand: More Than 100 Years Old, the Opera House in Crowley Still Lights Up a Stage

The vision of David E. Lyons was never a ghost. He had one vision and that was to bring culture to his beloved town of Crowley, Louisiana. He did so by building the Grand, a twenty-two thousand square foot second-story opera house, which was a rare feat when not too many two-story opera houses existed.

iMonelli Hidden Gem: Walter Jr, Acclaimed Guitarist Returns To iMonelli

Musician Walter Jr. makes his triumphant return to the stage at iMonelli Jazz Room. A true renaissance man, the acclaimed guitarist/singer/songwriter recently celebrated his 50th year as an impressive blues and jazz artist — all while holding high-level theological degrees and certifications. His extraordinary talent was recognized when he was named an Honorary Member of the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Skye Isaac Is Swanky, Cool And Oh So Fiya: Triple-threat Lafayette Native Of American Idol Fame Is Taking L.A. By Storm

What is considered “good music” made in the past couple of years is becoming harder and harder to distinguish as “new.” Perhaps because of COVID-19, singer–songwriters are leaning in more to the feel of yesteryear. The nostalgia of Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz and Shania Twain has not been lost on this new generation of performers. In fact, even the concept of “home” is rooted in, or at least been the inspiration behind, today’s tunes. American Idol season ten contestant and native of Lafayette, Skye Isaac goes even a step further. Though she currently lives in Los Angeles, Calif., Isaac’s music evokes both timeless classics and the music of home.