Louisiana Purchase Bluegrass Band



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Louisiana Purchase Bluegrass Band has served as host to the South Louisiana Bluegrass Association's events at Acadian Village in Lafayette, LA since the group formed in 2002. The band has entertained audiences in Louisiana and beyond as news about their dynamic sound spread.

Band members live throughout South Louisiana, from Choupique to Slaughter, and enjoy performing often at regional concerts and festivals. The group's sound features smooth vocals by Scott Willis, three- and four-part harmonies, and instrumental versatility with Bryan Sims on banjo, Len Springer on fiddle, David Sonnier on guitar, Scott on mandolin, and Gary Newman on upright bass.

The April 2008 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited states that "These are excellent musicians who have clearly worked hard to create a distinctive band sound with all elements working together... The band effortlessly masters a range of bluegrass styles... What is truly impressive is the high level of quality that all dozen numbers [in 'Story to Tell'] have in their arrangements and performances....it has come out just right."

Selected Engagements

Festival International de Louisiane, Lafayette, LA
Jazz Fest, New Orleans, LA
Louisiana Hayride Tribute to Bluegrass , Shreveport, LA
South Louisiana Bluegrass Festival, Lafayette, LA
Hickory Grove Bluegrass Festival, Deville, LA
Bonnie & Clyde Trade Days Bluegrass Festival, Arcadia, LA
Spring Creek Bluegrass Club Festival, Spring, TX
KLFY, Passe Partout, Lafayette, LA
Art House, Lafayette, LA
Cité des Arts, Lafayette, LA
Lone Pine Music Park, Ragley, LA
Liberty Theater, Rendez-Vous des Cajuns, Eunice, LA
Old City Market Building , Opelousas, LA
Legends of Bluegrass and Country Music, Columbia, MS
South Louisiana Acoustic Music Festival, Lafayette, LA


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