If you’re out on the west end of town this weekend, roll by Bourque’s Social Club in Scott.
On Feb. 5, singer-songwriter Shannon McNally, who recorded an album of Bobby Charles songs before Charles' death and recently opened up for Willie Nelson, will hit the stage at Bourque’s. On Feb 6, the club will host a benefit to help with funeral expenses for Mike Trahan (the horn player who recently passed away at Artmosphere). It’ll be from 1- 7 p.m. with Mike Dean, The Picardy Birds, True Man Posse, Julian Primeaux, and The Freetown Hounds. Later that night, The Roebucks will rock an entire night of Buddy Holly Tunes with “A Tribute to The Day the Music Died.” On Feb. 7, Joey Broussard and the Scott Hustlers will play after the the Scott Mardi Gras Parade from 1-3 p.m. And later than night, Trueman Posse and Horace Trahan hook up and play after the Super Bowl.
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.