In 1946, Allums was a charter member of the Alpha Gamma chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, an organization for women educators.
Abshire played with Ernest Thibodeaux, Will Kegley, Jimmy Baker, the Balfa Brothers, Bubba Guillory, Raymond and Harry La Fleur, Robert Bertrand, Eunice Dartez, Martin "Bull" Leger, Alfred Cormier, Tee Bruce Broussard, Johnny Comeaux, and Atlas Fruge. In 1990, the Lake Charles chapter of the Cajun French Music Association inducted Abshire into its Hall of Fame. Ray Abshire was born on April 17, 1951 near Gueydan, Louisiana and began playing professionally at age 15.
Abshire was an accordionist with the Balfa Brothers from 1969 through 1975 and also performed with Lionel Leleux, Will Kegley, and Robert Bertrand. Allums received her bachelor's degree at Northwestern State College and her masters degree at Louisiana State University.
As a general rule, Southwest Louisiana means Imperial Calcasieu, the region now made up of Calcasieu, Cameron, Allen, Beauregard, and Jefferson Davis parishes.
To be sure, a musician born within the boundaries of these parishes falls under the category of Southwest Louisiana Musician.
Andrepont is a member of the Cajun French Music Association Hall of Fame.
Babino's cousin, Simon Lubin, a drummer who founded the Boogie Ramblers and who later played with Cookie and the Cupcakes, inspired Babino to begin singing.
Some of the labels artists include Brad Randell and the Zydeco Ballers, Rooster and the Zydeco Runners, Mark St. Mike Lachney started Bad Weather as a full-service recording studio, production company, and record label in order to better promote Cajun and Zydeco artists.
Lachney has produced many recordings for the Maison de Soul label and others, with artists including Donna Angelle, Rosie Ledet, Morris Ledet, Jo Jo Reed, John Delafose, J.
After graduating in 1970, Ball set out for San Francisco, but her car broke down in Austin, Texas.
While waiting for repairs, Ball found that she loved the city so much that she decided to stay.
In 1984, Lachney recorded a disco rap record backed with a Slim Harpo hit, "Raining in My Heart." Lachney would go on to record "I Caught Joe Pete Messing With My Toot Toot" in 1985, and appear on Showtime with John Fogerty. As a young man Baker played banjo and guitar while living in Port Arthur, Texas. In 1957 Baker recorded the swamp-pop ballad "Family Rules" for Goldband Records. Ball was born in Orange, Texas in 1949 and grew up in Vinton, Louisiana. Her earliest influences include Tin Pan Alley and Irma Thomas.