Dance To The Music

Sometime in the late 1990s, I was approached by friends about buying Grant Street Dancehall. We would pool our money for the purchase, and I would run the club.

At the time, Grant Street was an institution in Lafayette. Everyone who was anyone in live music had played at Grant Street. Local, regional, and national acts. And pretty much any type of music from rock to zydeco, to Cajun, to blues.

I was there for about five years, in the late 1990s and early 2000s. My favorite national act was Jimmie Vaughan. The best guitar player ever, in my opinion. My favorite regional band was Lil' Band O' Gold. The guitar player from Lil' Band O' Gold was C.C. Adcock, who was a charming scoundrel. Before long, I started introducing C.C. as “King of the Swamp Guitar.” Lil' Band O' Gold was primarily playing swamp pop music, which I loved.

Jimmie Vaughan and Lil' Band O' Gold were two acts that I booked as often as I could at Grant Street, the whole time that I had it.


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