Meet The Band
As a boy in East Texas, my father would wake us up singing; “Good morning to you, good morning to you! We’re all in our places with bright shining faces! Oh, this is the way to start a new day!”. Then he would go play “Deep Purple” on piano while my mother would sing. Now when I play solo, I always try to work that song into the set.
When I was a kid, my family moved around Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana a lot. Being able to play a little Ray Charles or boogie boogie on the piano was a great ice breaker, especially in Arkansas when I was in 2nd grade. I consider music to be the universal language that could potentially unify us all.
Doug Legacy Biography (in approximate chronological order)
University of Texas in Austin - 1972 studied music and oceanography
Houston Symphony Chorale - 1973 2nd tenor - also sang in a quartet for the ballet company
Z Z Top - 1974 assisted art director Bill Narum - 2006 Vocal performance @ Capitol Records on “TUSH” for
the film, “The Bucket List” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, Directed by Rob Reiner
Lucinda Williams – 1974 Houston based band together; shared a bill with Clifton Chenier
The Gong Show - 1977 winner with the Montrose Marching Band
Rod Stewart – keyboard tech and steel drummer - 2 world tours around 1980
Delbert McClinton – early 1980’s played keyboards on east coast tour opening for the Allman Brothers
Van Dyke Parks – 1977 to the present time- 1st AFM session – steel drums with live orchestra for a Marty
Feldman film. “Good for God” - they toured Japan together when “Hey You” came out there and has been
working in his studio for the past 20 years plus. Played steel drums and sang background vocals with Julie
Christensen with VDP sharing a bill with Prince at a festival in Copenhagen.
Delaney Bramlett – played B3 Hammond organ
Peter Ivers – steel drums in his band “Iver’s Divers”
Ziggy Modeliste – collaborated with him on drums in the Chili Steel Band
E.L.O. – keyboard tech and occasionally wore a robot costume - 1 world tour
Barry Manilow – keyboard tech
Jim Wilson – played Accordion on Jim’s “Cape of Good Hope”
Kinky Friedman – played keyboards upstate NY
Jackson Browne – keyboard tech - recorded “King Cake Party” and “Lagnaippe” albums at his Groove
Stevie Nicks – keyboard tech - 2 world tours
Boz Skaggs – keyboard tech
Billy Joel – keyboard tech - two world tours – accompanied Bill on piano at Madison Square Garden
Simon and Garfunkel – keyboard tech
Ry Cooder – accordion and guitar on “King Cake Party” album
David Lindley – collaborated with him on guitar on “Hey You” & “King Cake Party” albums
The Tubes – keyboard tech and played keyboards – Roger Steen, Prairie Prince performed on “Hey You”
Utopia – keyboard tech
Todd Rundgren – sang on tour “A Capella” – Todd produced and performed on “Hey You!”
Jim Keltner – collaborated with him on drums on “Hey You” -produced and performed on “King Cake
Brian Wilson – background vocalist on his album “Orange Crate Art” featuring Van Dyke Parks
Freebo – collaborated with him on bass in the The Zydeco Party Band - produced and performed on
“King Cake Party” album and several other ZPB projects
Ricky Lee Jones – keyboard tech and keyboardist on tour
Bruce Hornsby – keyboard tech - 1 world tour
Eliza Gilkyson – played piano on “Through The Looking Glass“ album
Oingo Boingo – keyboard tech, accordionist, percussionist and background vocalist
Sir Paul McCartney – accordionist and background vocalist
Dan Aykroyd - was his accordion coach for the movie “Christmas with the Kranks”
Steven Van Zandt - played Accordion on soundtrack for “Christmas with the Kranks”
Dick Clark – ZPB was the house band for “The Late Mr. Pete Show”
Jim Henson and Richard Gibbs - ZPB was the house Band for “Muppets Tonight”
The Neville Brothers – ZPB opened for them in Europe and Japan
Grant Geissman – accordionist on his album “Bop! Bang! Boom!” – Grant played for several years
with The Zydeco Party Band and was the guitarist on their album “The Gumbo Brotherhood”
Bear McCreary - frequently plays accordion and whistles on his soundtracks
Bob Dylan - played accordion on “Shadow Kingdom”I fell in love with New Orleans music early on. The Meters always had the right groove for me. As a teenager, it was life changing to see Clifton Chenier and his brother Cleveland preform. Clifton was playing all the right licks and Cleveland was running all around the room playing the rubboard (frottoir) with thimbles on his finger tips. Little did I know that years later, I would be running around the hall with a wireless accordion. I have since discovered that Clifton and I had similar musical heroes. Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Professor Longhair are to name but a few.
Bill plays Trumpet and trombone on the new album. He works with Tower of Power.
Guitarist and producer. Play with Donna Summer’s for 20 years and also played for Edgar Winter. .
Harmonica and saxophone. Play it with Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck and Eurythmics
Legendary Bassist Taras has produced, performed and recorded with Richard Thompson, Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Elvis Costello, Buck Owens, Sara Evans, Spencer Davis, EmmyLou Harris. He is also a studio bass player and producer. Currently, Taras is on tour with Richard Thompson and Merle Haggard.
Gia Ciambotti is a Los Angeles based singer who has performed and or recorded with such notables as: Bruce Springsteen, Celine Dion, Little Richard, Joe Walsh (and The James Gang), Lucinda Williams, Rod Stewart, Katey Sagal, Moby, Badly Drawn Boy, and Chicago, among others. Her tv and movie credits include Sons of Anarchy, The Mayans, About A Boy, Patch Adams and most recently, Rebel staring Katey Sagal.
Also an original ZPB member, Mark has over twenty five years professional experience including work with Bonnie Raitt, Jesse Ed Davis and John Trudell. Mark crafts some of the band's best tunes as well.
His new book, The Tao Of Tunings, is available from Hal Leonard.
A solid all-around musician and producer, known for his diversity as a utility man,
Rick has played with such notables as Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Jesse Ed Davis and John Trudell.
Some of Gary's Credits are:
2021Live at North Sea Festival 2000Steve Lukather / Edgar WinterDrums2020SolitaryDon DokkenEngineer, Drums2019Stand Back: 1981-2017Stevie NicksDrums2017RainbowKeshaDrums2017Lust for LifeLana Del ReyDrums2016The Complete Hits and More!Eddie MoneyDrums2012I Don't Believe YouGreg HoldenDrums2011The Odd Couple LiveSteve Lukather / Edgar WinterDrums2009The Blue Side of My SoulDennis Glen AvinaDrums2009Ghost Town Parade/Gypsy RideLes DudekDrums2008The Dream of the Electric Guitars, Vol. 1Drums2008Grand and Green RiverKara GraingerMain Personnel, Drums2007You're Not Ready!ConvictedProducer2007This Time AroundGlenn HughesDrums, Percussion2007The Bottom LineTeresa JamesDrums2007PornTackProducer, Engineer, Group Member2007Match Made in HellThe WagonDrums2007Lines in the DirtBrad ColerickMusician2007King CakeLisa HaleyEngineer2007It Don't HurtLisa O'KaneDrums2007Congress HotelErnie HalterDrums2007Another Sleepless NightDavid SerbyDrums2006The War of ArtAWOL OneDrums2005New Morning: The Paris Concert [Video]Larry Carlton / Larry Carlton TrioDrums2005Cold Enough to SnowStacy SullivanMain Personnel, Drums2004West on 40Stacy SullivanDrums2004Travis at the PalaceTravisVideo Engineer2004The Best of Zydeco Party BandZydeco Party BandEngineer, Mixing, Drums2004Live at Blenheim PalaceJamie CullumVideo Engineer2003This Is MeMic OneExecutive Producer2003The Essential Eddie MoneyEddie MoneyDrums2003The Edge of the WorldBilly Bob ThorntonDrums2003Songs in the Key of RockGlenn HughesDrums
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The latest track from Laginappe - Saturday's Child
A classic tune, House of The Rising Sun. By Doug Legacy.