Josef “Bigg Redd” Arline is a writer and performer whose vocal talents, words and his ability to master any instrument make him feel at home with Blues, Jazz, Rock, Reggae and Zydeco.
His varied styles have led him to performances with many of the world’s great artists, including Aaron Neville and the Neville Brothers, Percy Sledge, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and Rock recording artists Everclear. When he’s not in the studio, Bigg Redd performs throughout the United States at private engagements, concert venues, and festivals.
One of his crowning achievements was being part of the star line up at the first Soul of America Festival for James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. Throughout his life, Josef “Bigg Redd” Arline has been guided by the deep rooted sounds of the South and continues to share its heritage through his music, heart, and soul.
Lil' Nate and The Zydeco Big Timers
Only a few zydeco artists can claim a gig at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome which is home of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, the Super Bowl, NCAA Football Championships and other major events. Nathan Williams Jr. was blessed with the opportunity to perform at the Superdome for the prestigious 2013 Bayou Classic. This event draws an astounding 50,000 fans to the Superdome. Lil Nate stole the stage performing his original hit, “Go Hard or Go Home,” during the halftime show with the renowned Grambling State Marching Band.
Lil Nate’s unique sound, broad experience and magnetizing stage presence is rooted back to his childhood. At the budding age of 5, he was introduced to the rhythmic southern Louisiana music of zydeco where he played rubboard in his father’s band, the legendary “Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas”. Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas were one of the top Zydeco bands who toured across the country at that time.
Over the years, Lil Nate has opened up concerts for many national recording artists such as Keith Sweat, Tank, New Edition, Dru Hill, and many others. He has graced the stages of Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, the Houston International Festival and numerous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals. He shared the studio with triple-platinum R&B artist Cupid of “Cupid Shuffle”, Hip Hop artist Juvenile, Hip Hop artist Kevin Gates, Southern Soul artist Tucka, and many other musical greats in the industry.
Come and enjoy the great sounds of Lil Nate at the Houston Crawfish, Crab and Grill Festival on May 12, 2018.
Since the 90’s, Dana Jackson has been setting trails ablaze on the Houston Music scene. Many know Dana as “Houston’s Only Singing DJ” for Houston’s #1 Urban AC radio station, KMJQ-Majic 102.1. Others know her as the voice of the 4-time world champion WNBA Houston Comets. But Dana is most known as being one of the most popular and sought after artists in the Houston area.
As an air-personality, Dana has been seen around Houston at major events, festivals, clubs and concerts as a Host and MC and has appeared on BET’s Live from L.A. twice as guest DJ. She is a community volunteer and speaks regularly at local schools explaining the importance of a good education.
To hear Dana sing instantly puts you at ease. Her voice is smooth and caressing, smoky and jazzy like fine cognac. But her voice is also very powerful and honest, and provokes deep feelings of reality and passion. When asked about her style, Dana replies “…I've grown both musically and spiritually and have learned that we have to take responsibility for everything that comes out of our mouths, so my focus is to make sure my music is real. It has to be honest and it has to be good!” Though extremely versatile, as indicated in her body of work, Dana’s personal style is ever evolving. Greatly influenced by her love of all types of music, she can deliver slow/mid-tempo heartfelt ballads and bring the house down with high energy/up-tempo performances. “I love it all”, says Dana. “I don’t believe that music should be limiting to an artist. As an artist, I should be free to express myself however I feel. I don’t want to be put in a box. I have too much to say and there are too many ways to say it!”
Mizz Black is an MC born in Amarillo, Texas. She began writing and performing hip-hop music after moving to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In the beginning, she viewed rapping as simply a hobby ... just something she enjoyed doing in her spare time, but it ended up being the key element in her quest to becoming an entrepreneur. She is the founder Eagle Finn Productions. Music is her life. One of her missions in life is to supply the world with music that they can vibe to. Mizz Black puts all of herself into everything that she does. Every song that she writes, she knows that someone, somewhere can relate.
DJ Pixel starting spinning at the young age of 4, since then at 11 years old he is still turning heads and swinging hips from young to old. His father, Music Producer and CEO of Music Spirit USA have always encouraged DJ Pixel to follow his heart, which leads him to MUSIC! Follow DJ Pixel on Instagram and look out for his Soundcloud and YouTube vibes.
DJ TEXAS OUTLAW
DJ Texas Outlaw, a student of music and originally from Trinidad and Tobago is one of the most vesatile deejays nationally known. Outlaw was crowned the 2011 Houston Spin Off Champion and the 2014 Soca DJ of the year. He is a true student to the many genres of music; Outlaw delivers a musically genuine approach to play for his audience ensuring a successful and satisfying event...sometimes ending the night being called "lawless" due to his execution. Follow DJ Texas Outlaw on Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud.
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