Wayne “Blue” Burns, guitarist, has been playing music all his life. You name it; he can play it. And he’s a
Grammy Winner to prove it! Blue is a world famous bassist, but the Blues Guitar is his thing! A native of
Lafayette, LA, Blue credits Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller as two of his favorite musicians and influences.
Blue has performed with many great artists, but is most famous for nearly twenty years as bassist for Clifton Chenier, the King of Zydeco. He has also performed with Ernie K-Doe, The Larks, Betty Wright, Buckwheat and the Hitchhikers, Lil Buck Senegal, Jude Taylor, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Walter Junior, The RoadDoctor, and a decade with C.J. Chenier, Mister Clifton’s son. In his life-long career, Blue has performed in all 50United States and around the World, including South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Blue’s proudest moments came in 1982 when he played bass on Clifton Cheniers Grammy-winning masterpiece album, “I’m
Here!” Blue has deep regard and gratitude for all the opportunities and experiences he has enjoyed, and deep thanks to all the people of all the cities and countries he has performed in. Blue is a living legend.
Tee Don Landry, drummer, is pure Cajun on both sides of his family. Born in Port Arthur, TX, Tee Don’s
family moved back to Louisiana when he was three years old. He’s been living in Lafayette ever since. Tee Don was brought up in a musical family. His father -who made the first Zydeco Rubboard for Clifton Chenier played
harmonica and drums, and his older brother was a drummer who got his first drum set when Tee Don
was 5 years old. Tee Don took to his brother’s drum set right away, and has been playing ever since. AlthoughTee Don is World-renowned as a Zydeco rubboard player (he toured the World with Zydeco Joe, Lynn August and the Hot August Knights, and the Creole Zydeco Farmers), and as the World’s premier rubboard maker. Tee
Don’s rubboards are in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, but his first love is the drums! Now Tee
Don has hooked up with Blue Burns -playing drums, and singing the blues. To learn more about Tee Don, visit his website, www.rubboards.com
Joseph “Bobby” Matthews, Bassist, is a Lafayette, LA, native whose”Bread and Butter” is playing his bass.
Bobby has toured America and the World with Sunpie and the Sunspot Band, the Creole Zydeco Farmers, andNathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas. He’s shared the stage with Sonny Boy Williams and Aaron Neville, withTravis Tritt, Johnny Copeland, and Buckwheat Zydeco. He has performed in Japan, Turkey, Germany, Holland and more, and at festivals including Blues De Cerdanyola, New Orleans by the Bay, Blues Fest Utrecht, BluesFest de Oosterpoort Groningen, to name a few. Bobby is a classic, Blues Bassist. You’ll love his playing.
Matt Vogel, Guitarist, is from Cotton Valley, a small town in North Louisiana. After living and playing inHonolulu, Hawaii, Matt’s rich musical heritage and the South Louisiana culture drew him back home to LafayetteMatt developed his love for the blues early in life. His passion for the music led him to the guitar. Influenced by
artist such as Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Albert Collins, and Magic Sam, Matt cultivated his own playing
style that draws from his broad blues guitar background to truly entertain the audience.
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