Kevin Doucet, born 1957 in New Orleans, Louisiana, comes from a musical family. When asked about this he responded, 'Actually I have musicians and singers on both my mom's and my dad's side of the family. I am told my mom and her siblings had a vocal sound that would knock your socks off. My mom's brother, Bill Hay, was the drummer in dad's band, (The Louisiana Aces). My three brothers also play and sing. When I was young, before my three older brothers started moving out of the house, we really had a pretty good quartet sound going on.' Kevin comes from French Canadian routes on his father's side. Whitney Doucet, Kevin's dad, played the French accordion and was one of the family members to help teach his younger half brother, Iry LeJeune, a famed Cajun recording artist, to play the French accordion. Kevin reminisces, 'I remember my dad telling that he and my Uncle Iry sometimes would have a friendly competition to see who would draw the bigger crowd when they were both playing a dance, in different halls, on the same night, in the small Cajun community of Church Point, Louisiana. Some times it would be my dad and other times it would be Uncle Iry. Kevin is a vocalist and an accomplished drummer and has performed in nightclubs through out the Southeast in memorable cities such as Atlanta Georgia, Birmingham Alabama, and New Orleans Louisiana on Bourbon Street just to name a few. Although Kevin does play both the guitar and keyboards to some degree, he mostly uses these two instruments for writing and arranging his original songs. Kevin is currently working on an album of original songs and hopes to have it available within the next year. When asked about this selection of songs for the 'Country Memories' album, Kevin responded, 'I decided to release these songs for all the country music fans out there that, like me, enjoy the great songs through the years that just speak to your heart and soul. This is just a handful of some of the greats from the past, but I hope listening to it is as gratifying to you as it was for me to make.'
You May Also Like
Page 1 of