Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Lightnin' Bugs swarm King's Hwy Sat, May 7

The Lightnin' Bugs are a six-piece dance band from Shreveport and Ruston. Find them Saturday night at Lil Joe's Tavern.

Their style has been called "Louisiana World Beat." The Bugs' music draws on reggae, salsa, blues, second-line and Cajun. They play originals and covers, although the covers are often played non-traditionally. This and their unique horn section consisting of a violin and trombone make them an unforgettable band, says musician Alfred Mercer on his herohog web site.

Bruce Gay, Doonie Gilyard, Randy Guynes and Tim Brogan of the Bugs are long-time friends of mine. They are journeyman musicians and deep souls. I highly recommend them.

1 comment:

Thinkingmom said...

If you have never seen this band perform...you should be ashamed of yourself! Get thee to Joe's at once!