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Louis Meaux is a legend in the South Louisiana music scene. He has been performing for over 60 yrs. and was the leader of the band called Louis Meaux and The Rythm Kings, which was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 1997. Louis is a singer, song writer, keyboardist, and band manager with an amazing history of performances with band members that are some of the best in the business.
By age 7, Louis Meaux was playing accordion and was in demand in his home town of Kaplan, LA. In 1958, at the age of 16, Louis converted to playing piano. For more than forty years Louis Meaux and the Rhythm Kings entertained music lovers. They played Swamp Pop when it was being popularized, then in 1980, Louis felt the need to go country. Judging from the band's success, it was a wise move. Louis and the The Rhythm Kings played for eleven years every Saturday at the Rock "a" Bye Club in Forked Island, LA, and every Sunday at the Rainbow Club in Kaplan, LA. For many years, Louis and The Rhythm Kings played gigs on Friday, Saturday and Sundays at private parties, and wedding receptions thrown in for good measure. In 1982, Louis recorded his first record, "Temporary Thing". Louis is most famous for his next recording, "Burning Desire", recorded in 1984, which became a regional hit. In February of 1983, Louis Meaux and The Rhythm Kings was the opening band for a Doug Kershaw concert. The following October, his band opened for Freddie Fender. In 1991, Louis and The Rhythm Kings opened and closed a show for Vern Gosdin before a packed house at the Rainbow Club in Cade, LA. The band continued being successful until a tradgedy struck in 2004, when the lead guitar player, Karl Stelly was killed in a tragic vehicle accident. Although the band no longer performs, the notoriety of Louis Meaux and The Rhythm Kings is still remembered by many.
Genre - Country; Swamp Pop; Cajun