Led by drummer Kevin O'Day, Live Animals performs challenging originals with fast tempos, odd meters and the occasional melody by Sun Ra thrown in the mix. Kevin is one of New Orleans' most in demand drummers and has performed with just about every musician in town including Anders Osbourne and Walter "Wolfman" Washington. Live Animals features Smoky Brown on guitar, Josh Paxton on piano and Jimbo Walsh on bass. It is a musical collective that composes and performs the most interesting, beautiful and funky music possible! Their mission is to groove hard, be insanely tight and write incredible music.
Cameron Dupuy is a 16 year old accordion player who is making a mark in the world of Cajun music with his group The Cajun Troubadours. They are traditionalists playing the Cajun dancehall style sounds of Belton Richard and Aldus Roger in a modern fashion. After spending several years as a guitarist, Cameron Dupuy started playing the Cajun accordion at the age of eleven. Born and raised in Kenner, LA, a suburb of New Orleans, Cameron became infatuated with the sounds of Cajun music at an early age, which is appropriate for the son of Cajun musician, Michael Dupuy. His father often took him to gigs where Cameron would always be on stage strumming a guitar, banging on spoons, or any thing he could get his hands on. Cameron delved deeper into Cajun music when living in Lafayette, LA in 2006. Cameron convinced his host,"Mr. Rick", to let him play the accordion sitting on the shelf that was used to record a Grammy winning CD by Jimmy Breaux. After playing the accordion for the first time, he was hooked. Cameron's family moved back to Kenner and he got his first guitar. He still had an interest in playing accordion and when he was 10 years old he convinced his father to fix a squeezebox that was in their home. In a few short months Cameron learned the songs of his idols, Marc Savoy and Aldus Roger and began playing professionally with his band "Cameron Dupuy and The Cajun Troubadours" with his father, Michael Dupuy.