Jun 12, 2013 11:46 AM by MELISSA CANONE (PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)
LAKE CHARLES, La. - Travis Matte and The Kingpins will perform their version of bayou roots music at Luna Live, located in Historic Downtown Lake Charles at 710 Ryan St., on Friday, June 14, 2013.
The group has gained notoriety making music lovers dance and party across the southern region. Matte and The Kingpins have performed for Louisiana State University football tailgate parties and at cultural festivals.
Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant is regarded as one of their biggest fans.
"He came out and heard our group and stayed and danced the entire night and visited with us after the show and said how he hadn't danced in 10 years and how much he enjoyed the show and through word of mouth heard that he told several people how much he enjoyed the band," Matte recalled on his group's website.
Shreveport musician Beaux Atkins will open the concert. Atkins, who has played throughout Louisiana, Arkansas and Florida describes his sound as "good ole boy music" with his influences being Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Sr. and Hank Williams Jr., The Black Crows and Charlie Robinson.
Doors for Travis Matte and The Kingpins and Beaux Atkins open at 9 p.m. and the door charge is $15.
For more information call 337-4945862.