2015 "The Second Line" Line-up
Louisiana is the birthplace of Blues, Jazz, Dixieland, Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Cajun, Swamp Pop, Zydeco and more. Louisiana's musical heritage and history are second to none, beginning with Congo Square where it all started over 300 years ago. The Taste of Louisiana Festival is proud to bring you the sounds of some of the greatest bands out of Louisiana.
Past Festival performers included: Keith Frank and The Soileau Zydeco Band, Brian Jack and The Zydeco Gamblers, Cajun Radio Artist of the year Horace Trahan and The Ossun Express, Damon Troy and The Final five, Brandon Ledet and The Creole Touch, The Brass-a-holics, Bryan Fontenot and Outlaw INC. , Ruben Moreno and Bluesiana Red .
The Bayou City Brass Band combines the influences of Jazz, R&B and Hip-Hop music into one unique sound. When the Bayou City Brass Band was established, they became Houston’s first and in many ways mirrored a tradition established over 100 years ago by New Orleans Olympia Brass Band. Bayou City Brass is expected to play a similar role, but they are not your “traditional” brass band. They pay homage to the traditional New Orleans (second-line) style in many of their shows, but that doesn't define them. They are true to the spirit of the predecessors, but as music has evolved through 100 + years of varying influences, so has the music of the Bayou City Brass Band.
The Hustlers Brass Band is the ultimate New Orleans brass band. Since 2005 they've been performing with a sound straight from New Orleans, paying their respects to the unique musical traditions of New Orleans. But the group's relative youth means their music yields an eclectic set of musical genres incorporating a special blend of R & B, Funk, Gospel Traditional Jazz, Zydeco, Latin and Be-Bop. They will take you on a historical journey through the Crescent City brass band tradition.
The Kickin Brass Band plays the Traditional New Orleans Brass Band music. Originally, from New Orleans but relocated to Dallas, TX after Hurricane Katrina and have been Kickin Brass in Texas ever since!