About Gerald Tyler

Escape – 4:30pm-6pm

Escape – 4:30pm-6pm

Sunday, October 14 – PCI Stage

ESCAPE is a Dallas-based band performing a musical tribute to the arena rock supergroup, Journey. Since 2006, ESCAPE has performed all over the D/FW metroplex and beyond to packed venues where the crowds love to sing along and dance to the timeless music of Journey, both old and new. As a tribute band, this gives ESCAPE the advantage of appealing to a wide audience that spans across all ages and musical tastes. The ladies love the ballads, the guys love the rockers, everyone loves to sing along and dance to every song!

The band consists of veteran musicians who bring a dynamic, high-energy presentation to every show. Our goal is to get people off their chairs to sing along and dance to the music. Journey’s music is very much a positive message and our show is all about having a fun time for everyone attending!

ESCAPE is available for booking at clubs, concerts, festivals, corporate events, private parties, and more. We prefer Friday or Saturday bookings, but are open to discussing shows for other days if needed. ESCAPE with us and let the Journey begin!

EscapeRocks.com

Rod Brothers – 2:30pm-4pm

Rod Brothers – 2:30pm-4pm

Sunday, October 14 – PCI Stage

Considered by many to be one of the Houston area’s premier classic rock and roll bands, The Rod Brothers Band plays a variety of tunes from the era’s most prominent artists.

“You could hear us play songs of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Joe Walsh, Robin Trower, Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Steely Dan or just about any other classic rock artist,” said guitarist “Jim Rod” Cappiello, founder of the group, who will be celebrating his 60th birthday on Jan. 27.

In addition to Cappiello, who plays guitar and sings, the current lineup of The Rod Brothers Band is comprised of guitarist and lead vocalist Hugh “Hugh Rod” Meyer, drummer Lee “Moose Rod” Musquiz and bassist Stew “Stew Rod” Robertson.

Now in its sixth year of existence, The Rod Brothers Band name actually came into being long ago.

Cappiello explained, “The Rod Brothers name came about back in 1979-80 when James LaPorte and I were playing the Chelsea Street Pub circuit, doing the college thing. Then, about four years ago, Hugh Meyer and I were playing under The Rod Brothers name at The Pour House, where we had a acoustic duo gig. We kind of got bored with that and asked Stew Robertson and Tadd Kelley to join us. At that point, we became The Rod Brothers Band. Then, when Tadd left, Lee Musquiz joined us and that’s our current lineup now — me, Hugh, Stew and Lee. Every time we play, we get better. It’s 180 percent compared to when we started.”

He continued, “One of the thing that really flips our audiences out are the guitar synths. We don’t use our factory pickups; we use 100 percent MIDI which gives us a huge variety of options, even to the point of our guitars sounding like a flute or sax. It’s a very unique sound and it can sound like we have six people playing in the band instead of four. We like it and our followers seem to like it too.”

Known for its outstanding musicianship and stage antics, The Rod Brothers Band has developed a large following, reflecting its commitment to putting on a show that keeps audiences coming back for more. For their part, the band enjoys playing in Humble, particularly the Twin Oaks Tavern, located at 211 E. Main Street.

“I love the attitude of the place,” Cappiello said. “I like the feel of the place. It’s a neighborhood place with a clientele that truly enjoys the type of music we play. It’s the classic neighborhood pub where people can come hear good music, dance and have a good time.”



Roddy Romero – 10:30pm-12am

Roddy Romero – 10:30pm-12am

Saturday, October 13 – PCI Stage

RODDIE ROMERO & the HUB CITY ALL-STARS are a 3x GRAMMY-nominated Louisiana band who have been performing internationally at the most prestigious festivals and venues for over 20 years. They are celebrated not only for their authenticity when performing or recording traditional Cajun and zydeco music indigenous to South Louisiana, but also for their original songwriting which stays true to “Louisiana Roots” inspirations.

They have recently garnered 2 GRAMMY nominations for their album, GULFSTREAM. They are “Louisiana-Roots-Rockers” who put on an energetic show which is bound to make ’em get up and dance!

RoddieRomero.com

High Performance – 8pm-9:30pm

High Performance – 8pm-9:30pm

Saturday, October 13 – PCI Stage

This band has been an idea of Kevin Dugas and Steve Riley for over ten years now. The idea was there, but nothing was ever put together until the middle of 2008. When Kevin put this group of guys together, they knew then there was something special. So they recorded a live gig which resulted in “Live from Breaux Bridge” parts 1 & 2.

The idea Kevin and Steve had was to take the twin fiddles and the powerful steel guitar sounds of Belton Richard and Aldus Roger, bring that sound back to life, and modernize that sound. Keeping the traditional sound of that era alive is the passion of this group. But with the modern technology of today, it’s like “1960’s dance hall music on steroids”. Everyone in the band has cut their teeth on this type of music. The songs they play were heard at the dance hall scene in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Each member possesses musical talent passed down from generation to generation by close family. You can say that they are the second generation of musicians from an era of music they love and want to keep alive.



Zydeco Dots – 3pm-5pm

Zydeco Dots – 3pm-5pm

Saturday, October 13 – PCI Stage

The Zydeco Dots are a fun-loving, hard working, talented Houston-based group that plays a dancin’, rockin’, bluesiana blend of zydeco rhythm and blues. No event is too large or too small. Laissez les bon temps roulez!

The Zydeco Dots, more commonly referred to just as The Dots, originated in 1987. Back then Zydeco music itself was advancing in popularity and The Dots were about to do their part. Although Zydeco music was born in southern Louisiana the music had been played in the gulf coast region from the Florida panhandle to south Texas since the early 1900’s. Clifton Chenier (The King of Zydeco) gave the music its name and brought Zydeco to a new level. In Houston, Texas, during the mid 80’s, the music was still relatively obscure.

The Dots, based in Houston, brought Zydeco to venues where the music had never been heard before. Since then, The Zydeco Dots have won numerous awards and have been voted best Zydeco band by the Houston Press. The Dots have backed up many accordion players over the years including such notables as C J Chenier, Pierre Blanchard, Leon Sam, Pierre Stout, Wilfred Chavis, Lil Jabo, Ted Pacholik, Paul Richard, Lil Willie Davis, Lonnie Mitchell, Wilbert Thibideaux, and Promising new-comer Lil Pop’s.

Tom, Mike and Ted migrated to Houston and formed the band which is now known as The Zydeco Dots. The rest is Houston music history! What makes this band so successfully popular? Is it because they not only play Zydeco, but R&R, R&B, C&W, and other varieties of music? Is it because of their lively stage personalities? Is it because they plug the sponsors all the time? Is it because they like to shoot the bull with the audience so they can take extra long brakes? Or is it because Viagra was invented? You be the judge!

ZydecoDots.com

Bayou Sounds – 12:30pm-2:30pm

Bayou Sounds – 12:30pm-2:30pm

Saturday, October 13 – PCI Stage

Authentic Cajun Music! Back porch style. Three-piece band with fiddle, accordion and guitar. Add a drummer and Scrubboard for full band party time!

All three founding members are past members of The Port Arthur Playboys Cajun Band and have played together continuously since 2010.

The Fab 5 – 10pm-12am

The Fab 5 – 10pm-12am

Friday, October 12 – PCI Stage

A desire to recreate the spirit & enthusiasm of the British Invasion and America’s subsequent retaliation led to the formation of The Fab 5 in 1990. The Fab 5 is a Houston, Texas based Beatles Tribute Band performing the greatest hits of THE BEATLES, and the Pop Beat music of The 60’s and 70’s! With their timeless tunes, 60s period Beatles suits & Carnaby Street Fashions, authentic Hofner, Rickenbacker, Gretsch and Ludwig vintage Beatles instruments, vintage British valve VOX amplification, style and humor representative of the times packaged in tight, production based performances, The Fab 5 have gained recognition as a leader in the fun-oldies tribute market.

The Fab 5 has been a fixture to the Houston Music Scene for over 27 years. It is a sincere dedication, professionalism and attention to detail that have become hallmarks of The Fab 5, as evidenced by their impressive client list. Relive the days of BEATLEMANIA each time you see The Fab 5. They are not only a BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND, but one of the BEST 60s TRIBUTE BANDS in the nation.

In October 2007, The Fab 5 were also featured in The New Musical Express in England as one of the Top Beatles Tribute bands in America (look under Fab Articles for Fab 5 Cover Story). Keep in mind not only do they dress up like The Beatles, they REALLY do sound like the Beatles and play these timeless songs note for note (listen to their sound samples) and use the exact instrumentation. And to top it all off, Joe’s toured with “The Cast of Beatlemania” now you’ve got One of The Best National Beatles Bands Around Town!

​The Fab 5 have had the good fortune to share the stage with national acts as: Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP/ Moving Sidewalks), Foghat, Blue Oyster Cult, Motley Crue, Three Dog Night, Steppenwolf, The Beach Boys, America, The Turtles, The Temptations, Peter Noone & Herman’s Hermits, The Grassroots, Johnny Rivers, Tommy James & The Shondells, Chubby Checker, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Little Richard, Paul Revere & The Raiders, and may many more through the years.

Whether it’s a festival concert, private corporate function, high school reunion or a nightclub engagement, The Fab 5 consider it a great pleasure to bring to life some of the best music of the 60s, & 70s and to rekindle those special memories. To enjoy these anthems live and in color is what audiences of all ages have twisted, shimmied, and shook to for over 27 years (but who’s counting?). Remember, The Fab 5 will always be “WHERE THE ACTION IS” and we look forward to seeing you at our next “SHINDIG”.

TheFab5.net

Dustin Sonnier – 8:30pm-10pm

Dustin Sonnier – 8:30pm-10pm

Friday, October 12 – Demontrond Stage

A country singer and songwriter with a honky-tonk sound, a touch of rock & roll attitude, and a Cajun spirit, Dustin Sonnier was born in 1987. He was raised in Vatican, Louisiana, a small town in Lafayette Parish. Sonnier grew up in a house filled with music, though his parents had different tastes: his father enjoyed old-school country music, particularly George Jones and Merle Haggard; his mother, on the other hand, liked classic rock and heavy metal, and played Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, and the Allman Brothers Band around the house. Sonnier loved music, and in his early teens noticed that girls tended to be drawn to musicians. With this in mind, he started playing guitar and singing in a Christian country band. Sonnier went on to spend three years working with Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns before he struck out as a solo act in 2006.

In 2008, Sonnier released his self-titled debut EP, an independently distributed seven-song release. Sonnier became a frequent presence on the Louisiana club circuit, and established a reputation as a reliable live act. In March 2016, Sonnier brought out a second EP, Country., which included the track “Whiskey Makes Her Miss Me”. The song, a weeper in the classic style, earned major airplay in Texas, and helped boost Sonnier’s profile on music streaming services. Sonnier followed the success of the Country. EP with a new single in November 2016, “People Like Me”.

DustinSonnier.com

We’re Back!

We’re Back!

Another year has come and gone, and we’re back October 12-14, 2018 for the 29th Annual Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival. We have another great lineup of talent this year. Check the Live Music Artist Lineup for the latest info.