Roux du Bayou Cajun Band plays authentic cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, mardi gras music. The band can also incorporate some select style music from Oldies, Rock n Roll, R&B and Classic Country.. Based out of Nashville, TN.
Their high energy style has brought them repeated engagements at a variety of quality venues across the country drawing crowds of enthusiastics at events such as Casinos, Conventions, Corporate Events, Weddings, Festivals, Dances, Parties, etc...The band has been together for 20yrs.
We are happy to travel to destination throughout the USA. Roux du Bayou received the prestigious 2010 award, 1st Runner Up in the category Prix de Hors Nous best cajun recording outside of Louisiana from the Cajun French Music Association.
Roux du Bayou is actively seeking an agent to book fulltime... AA-EEE
Paul Gregoire - Band Leader - Cajun Accordian
Paul was born and raised in the small village of Dulac, La. He is a Native American and member of the Biloxi-Chitimacha Tribe based in Terrebonne Parish Houma, La. Paul began playing music at the age of 12 in church and appearing as a guest with different bands. In 1989 Paul moved to Nashville, Tn. to pursue his music career. In 1993 he met Grand Ole Opry Star Jimmy C. Newman and started subbing for Jimmy's acclaimed accordianist Bessyl Duhon. Paul was featured in Jimmy C Newman's video "Jambalaya" and the movie "Changing Hearts" filmed in Nashville playing his accordian. In 1997 he put together Roux du Bayou Cajun Band to combine his love of Cajun music and his passion for his roots.
Wade Bernard (Guitar and Bass)
Wade was born in Thibodaux, La. and grew up in Golden Meadow along bayou Lafourche 50 miles south of New Orleans. He moved to Nashville, Tn. in 1981 where he joined up with Grand Ole Opry Star Jimmy C. Newman and Country Star Ronnie McDowell touring the USA and overseas. Wade has recorded with various cajun and country artist.He also has recorded his own Cajun French music cd's. Wade was nominated by the Cajun French Music Association for best cajun vocalist in 2001 and 2002.
Jimmy C Clark (Fiddle, Lead Guitar and Trumpet)
Jimmy was born in Iowa. He is a multi-talented singer/songwriter/musician who began his professional career at the age of seven. In 1991, Jimmy moved to Nashville, Tn. and has worked on hundreds of studio projects from Cajun artist Joel Sonnier to Country Queen Loretta Lynn. Jimmy, a six generation Fiddler, also plays Mandolin, Drums, Steel and Piano.
Meet the Band
Jerry Prevost (Drummer)
A Native of Biloxi, Ms. moved to Nashville, Tn in 1992 and became a well known drummer for 17yrs. Jerry has traveled, played and recorded with R&B artist, the Great Sam Moore from Sam and Dave. Major country stars Jeanie C. Riley, Bobby Bare, David Ball, Joy Lynn White and Cajun Star Joel Sonnier. He also played with many local artists in the Nashville area until he joined Roux du Bayou and has been with the group for 16yrs. Jerry is happy to be with Roux du Bayou playing authentic cajun, zydeco, swamp pop music. Of course eating Crawfish, Jambalaya, Fricassee and Gumbo is a must to be a band member.