The Grand Magnolia Music Spring Series continues in March with the first ever appearance by Louisiana’s LeRoux in Pascagoula on Thursday, March 5. Tickets are on sale at www.grandmagmusic.com.
A recording session at Bogalusa’s Studio in the Country would produce the best New Orleans song of the 20th Century. New Orleans Ladies by Louisiana’s Leroux quickly climbed the Billboard charts in July1978 and ultimately became the band’s signature anthem.
It was chosen by readers of Gambit Weekly as the Best New Orleans Song of the 20th Century, and the song went to number 1 in the Southeast region on Billboard.
LeRoux was considered one of the foremost members of the “SouthernRock” music scene at one point, touring with The Allman Brothers Band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, the Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels, and Wet Willie. The group also appeared all across the country with the Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, Emmylou Harris, Heart, Journey, Kansas, the Kinks, the Little River Band, Lost Gonzo Band, Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Randy Newman, the Neville Brothers, Ozzy Osbourne, Pure Prairie League, Bonnie Raitt, REO Speedwagon, Santana, Bob Seger, Steven Stills, Jerry Jeff Walker, Steve Wariner, Muddy Waters, Edgar Winter, and ZZ Top.
LeRoux television appearances include Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert, Solid Gold, Midnight Special, many rotations on MTV and its’ own PBS live video of Rocking the Nottoway, filmed at Louisiana’a antebellum Nottoway Plantation in Iberville Parrish in 1997.