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Meet the Band

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 26yrs.


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

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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.

Jerry Prevost (Drummer)


A Native of Biloxi, Ms. moved to Nashville, Tn in 1992 and became a well known drummer for 30yrs. 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 26yrs. Jerry is happy to be with Roux du Bayou playing authentic cajun, zydeco, swamp pop music. According to Jerry, eating Crawfish, Jambalaya, Fricassee and Gumbo is a must to be a band member.

Stephan Dudash (Viola)


Who's Stephan Dudash?
For those of you who have never met him, 5 string Viola specialst, Stephan Dudash was raised in Mankato MN, and started on the violin at age 11.

Stephan went on to study classical violin at the renowned Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan where he started a career after he met and then toured with Chris Brubeck, son of famous jazz pianist Dave Brubeck.

A short list of recognizable artists in his resume include: Olivia Newton-John, Shania Twain, Dave Brubeck, John Jorgenson, Janie Fricke, the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble as well as performing in theaters all over the world including the Grand Ol' Opry, the Ryman Auditorium ( for 3 full
seasons! ) and playing on the Tonight Show and Conan O'Brien.

Currently stationed in Nashville, TN, Stephan teaches around 20 violin students, does limited touring gigs with Cajun music band, Roux Du Bayou, plays numerous weddings and loves playing at church in Kingston Springs TN.

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Don Johnson (Bass)



Don has played on Various recordings and Live performances with:

Gilbert O'Sullivan, David Ball, Riverdance, Bobby Goldsboro, Earl Thomas Conley, Gary Morris, Trace Adkins, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Iris DeMent, Maura O'Connell, Jeff Skorik, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, Dead Reckoners, Daniel O’Donnell, Jonell Mosser & Enough Rope, Roux du Bayou Band, Kate Campbell, Lobo, Brian Hyland, Mack Starks, Paulette Carlson, Mak Kaylor, Robin Crow, Narrow Sky


and many, many more.

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