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Louie Broussard Bio



Louie Broussard Jr.

LOUIE BROUSSARD began playing drums at the age of ten in Port Arthur, Texas. At the young age of fifteen, he began his professional career drumming for the Rhythmatics, a local rhythm and blues band. Within the next couple of years, Louie was working with some of the best legendary soul bands from Texas and Louisiana, e.g. The Boogie Kings and The Blues Kings (Bobby Kimble of Toto). He began touring, and eventually he made Houston his home base. In Houston, he has played and recorded all types of music, ranging from soul, funk, jazz, R&B, pop, country, and rock.

Some of the headliners and artists Louie has performed with via house band, showcase, touring, recording, or opening act credits include such notables as Etta James, Brook Benton, Wayne Cochran And the CC Riders, Freddy Fender, Mickey Gilley, Paul English, Johnny Nash, Sony Bono, TCB Band (The Elvis Presley Band), Hank Williams Jr., Jon Bon Jovi, Chris Wall, Cheap Trick, 38 Special, Marshall Tucker Band, Willie Nelson, Charlie Pride, George Jones, and White Snake, just to name a few.

Louie's recent work in Houston includes recording for three time Grammy Award winning producer and engineer Randy Miller (One World Studio, Houston Sound Studio), Buzz Smith Music, Soundmasters Recording, Doppleganger, Brian Black, Kevin Black and Watercolours. Other notables around Houston he has played with include his own band-The Roommates (Yamaha Soundcheck National Finalist), The Franchise, Dwight Sills, Scott Gertner, Johnny Williams, Luther and the Healers and Rumors (Star Search Finalist).

While studio recording and stage are the mainstay of Louie's drumming profession, it also extends to theater. Louie has performed for Houston’s Theater Under The Stars (TUTS), a staple of the Houston art scene, in Jesus Christ Superstar and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. Most recently Louie performed in Ventura County Ballet's production of Sleeping Beauty.

Now living in Ventura, California, Louie's music career continues to expand. He is currently working with singer, songwriter, and guitarist Mitch Marcoulier (Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Pink Floyd) on the cable TV program Americana Wire and Wood. Louie just finished work on the film score "Devils Highway" with film and commercial composer Billy Mallery. Locally, and in the LA area, Louie is working the stage with greats such as Rafael Padilla (percussion: Miami Sound Machine, Chris Isaac), George Friedenthal (keyboards: Kenny Loggins), "Fast" Freddie Rapillo ( guitar: Spira Gyra, Rick James, Morganfield Burnett and Da Blues), Chas Thompson ( bass: Christopher Cross, Morganfield Burnett and Da Blues), Randy Tico (bass: Flora Purim and Airto, Matrix), Shari Puorto and Flatfoot ('Best Female Vocalist'  2004 South Bay Music Awards), Raw  Silk,  Morganfield Burnett and Da Blues and The JT Experience.

As you can tell from the sampling of these accomplishments, Louie has a wide range of talent. He captures the diverse musical spirit of an entertainer who loves to perform. Louie epitomizes the musician who is an artist at his craft, not afraid to perform in different venues and not afraid to go beyond recognized boundaries, an original in every sense of the word.