Studio's virtual concerts allow musicians to make money

Cha Cha Studios
Posted at 11:09 PM, Apr 27, 2020

LAFAYETTE — If you're from Acadiana, chances are you're familiar with the names Nathan Williams, Sr.; Nathan Williams, Jr.; and Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas.

The Williams family and their studio--Cha Cha Studios--are opening their doors for local musicians to ply their trade to earn some money during the pandemic.

Every Friday on YouTube, Cha Cha Studios hosts a live performance. Those concerts vary in genre every week, going from rock-and-roll to Zydeco to swing-out southern soul. Those concerts have earned a loyal following not just from Acadiana residents but from around the world. Some of those viewers are even leaving tips for the performers.

"My dad mentioned (something like this) previous years ago," Nathan Williams, Jr. told KATC. "We were thinking about doing it at Cha-Cha Studio. With this pandemic, it's the perfect time to put it to use. It's a great atmosphere because the arists are here. It's recorded (in) multitrack, and they can use it for promotional materials, and it also gives the artists some financial income."

To watch the concerts, click here.

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