Wayne Toups, James Hinkle, Aaron Einhouse

Crawfish Boil with Wayne Toups in the Trailer Park

Wayne Toups

James Hinkle

Aaron Einhouse

Saturday · April 15th

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 1:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$15.00 - $20.00

Wayne Toups
Wayne Toups
Country / BluesFolk ZyDeCAJUN - "Four Time Hall of Fame Recipient"
1. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame - (2010)
2. Gulf Coast Museum Hall of Fame - (2011)
3. Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame - (2003)
4. CFMA Cajun French Music Association Hall of Fame - (2011)
5. Grammy Awards for Best Regional Roots Album - (2013)

You can add another nickname to the music man they call "Le Boss." High-energy showman Wayne Toups has long been dubbed "The Cajun Springsteen," but now you can add the title "Grammy winner" to his name. On Feb. 10, 2013, Wayne was honored with his first Grammy Award. His CD The Band Courtbouillon with Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy was announced as Best Regional Roots Music Album at the prestigious ceremony.

"My feet still haven't touched the ground," says Toups. "It's something I'll never forget. We walked the red carpet and everything. It was all really pretty amazing. "It was my first nomination and my first win," adds the Louisiana music maker with a grin. "I'm batting 1,000."
The Grammy Award caps a wave of recent career highs for Wayne Toups. In 2009, he earned an Album-of-the-Year award from Offbeat magazine. In 2010, he was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. In 2011, he entered both the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame and the Cajun French Music Hall of Fame.
Toups has been booked at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for an unprecedented 27 consecutive years, including 2013. This year will also mark his continued activism in the Coastal Vision Foundation, the organization dedicated to restoring America's eroding ocean coastlines. "We are losing 2,400 acres a year in Louisiana, alone," says Toups. "And it's not just the Gulf Coast. Look what our eroded coastline resulted in when Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey and New York. We'll be doing several fund-raisers for the organization this year."
Appropriately, Wayne Toups Coastal Visions will be the title of his 2013 album. Also scheduled for release this year is Chance Favors the Prepared Mind, a filmed documentary about his life. "I sat down and told my whole story," he comments. "I didn't hold anything back," including his struggle to overcome substance abuse seven years ago. Wayne Toups picked up the accordion at age 13 and hasn't put it down since. He mixes Cajun sounds with the rhythms of zydeco, adding elements of soul music and Southern rock. He calls the revved-up result "zydecajun," and his electrifying group, "a Cajun fusion band with a rock 'n' roll attitude."

He has recorded more than a dozen albums and toured to more than 20 countries. His songs have been heard on such film soundtracks as Steel Magnolias and Dirty Rice. Always in demand for session work in his native Louisiana, Wayne Toups has also been hired to back the British pop artist Thomas Dolby as well as many of the stars of Nashville, including Alan Jackson ("Little Bitty"), Clay Walker ("Live, Laugh, Love"), Mark Chesnutt ("It Sure Is Monday" and "Gonna Get a Life"), Sammy Kershaw, George Jones, Garth Brooks, Ty England and Mark Wills. "I want to share my Grammy with the people," says Wayne Toups. "We'll be doing more than 100 shows this year. I've surrounded myself with some really good players, so the band is better than ever. Everything just seems so much easier these days."
Aaron Einhouse
Aaron Einhouse
Story-teller… Musician… Performer…
Aaron Einhouse of Austin, Texas, has joined the next generation of singer/
songwriters influenced by the likes of Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Steve
Einhouse became interested in Americana/Texas folk music after attending his
uncle's funeral about a decade ago. It was then he heard Townes Van Zandt's
trademark tune, "To Live is to Fly," and Jerry Jeff Walker's "Gettin' By." Still in high
school, the experience for Einhouse became the starting point of his journey as a
member of the newest generation of Texas troubadours.
Einhouse is a storyteller, first and foremost. He weaves tales of family, friends, first
loves, and the natural beauty of Texas. His songs create vivid images that resonate
with a growing legion of listeners — young and old alike.
Relatable lyrics make his music a fan favorite. Whether it's the wisdom of a family
elder, prowling cougars (in the bars not the backcountry), or a trip to the Crockett
County Line, the crowd finds his performances engaging, insightful, and always
With such wide appeal, it's not a stretch to say his songs may soon become anthems
at local watering holes, concert halls, and backyard barbecues.
"Aaron is a true son of Texas, poetry, and the open road. He has an eye and a feeling
for the human condition and his fellow man, and a stage presence that a bunch of
us would trade for. There is a deep sensitivity in his songs, as well as humor and
pathos. He's as real as the places and folks he writes and sings about, and I'm looking
forward to the next song."
- Walt Wilkins
"I'm always excited when I find a new, really good, fresh, talented songwriter . . .
and I've been excited about Aaron Einhouse since the first time he showed up at my
weekly "Songwriters' Circle." When you hear his new album, you'll see why. It is
filled with fresh new, well written songs, performed and produced with exceptional
taste and skill."
- Kent Finlay, Owner Cheatham Street Warehouse
San Marcos, TX
Venue Information:
Lola's Trailer Park
2736 W 6th Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76107