The golden gods of swamp pop have basked in the glow of many different types of starlight – most notably their own – but Lil’Band O’Gold’s recent live collaborations with Robert Plant and Elvis Costello have definitely upped their swamp superstar profiles.
The band's recent tour in Australia as well as a full-length documentary – The Promised Land – featuring the band has not hurt either. The band was assembled by vocalist and guitarist CC Adcock, who searched the swamps and flatlands of South Louisiana to form a band of his childhood heroes. Lil’Band O’Gold is the result. Tonight Lil’Band O’Gold – Warren Storm, CC Adcock, Steve Riley, Dickie Landry, David Egan and Pat Breaux – will bring its all-star swamp pop and classic soul revue to Downtown Alive! at Parc Sans Souci on Nov. 5.
Sponsored by Cox Communications, Lafayette Coca-Cola, Lets Be Totally Clear, and Teche Drugs Pharmacy, DTA! features performances by Grammy Nominated, renowned and up and coming musicians representing a variety of genres ranging from Cajun, Swamp Pop, Blues, Rock, Latin and more. DTA! begins at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverage concessions with musical performances from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Concession sales help keep DTA! free, so please leave your ice chests at home with your pets. For more information, visit www.downtownlafayette.org.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.