Celebrating 16 years on the web in 2012!
Deuce of Hearts is the dynamic father-son
duo Gary Thibodaux and Travis Thibodaux.
Deuce of Hearts produced a cassette single
by the same name in 1994. Travis
was literally a kid of 12 years old writing and playing his own songs.
Gary was a seasoned vocalist, songwriter, and song-stylist, having worked
with numerous bands in the New Orleans-South Louisiana area.
The plan then was to sell the single at their shows.
That was then. The single
quickly gained notoriety with the fans and word of mouth spread across the
region bringing larger crowds at every show.
Gary’s original, "Time and Time Again", was an example of his
early influences, including Fats Domino, Joe Barry, and Warren Storm. Travis’ "Take My Hand" displayed the influence of
his father and his own unique style. The
single, which had already put them on the top 10 play list of local radio
stations, caught the attention of Jin Records out of Ville Platte, Louisiana.
The idea was born to produce an album.
Jin Records put Gary’s "Time and Time Again" on a CD
compilation entitled "Swamp Gold 4" which is easily found doing
Internet searches keying on "swamp pop" or "south Louisiana
The release of the first album "Oh
What a Night" quickly changed the lives of the group.
Soon after the release of the album ZydeCajun star Wayne Toups recorded
three of the songs from the CD including "Oh What a Night", "Ma
Belle, Ma Belle", and "Take My Hand.”
"Take My Hand", written by a 12 year old Travis Thibodaux,
gained a great deal of success for Toups who swept up the #1 spot on 20 radio
stations throughout South Louisiana and Texas.
The ZydeCajun star also sang the song on TNN’s Prime Time Country.
As Wayne Toups himself put it at a recent concert, "here is the
greatest song Wayne Toups ever recorded."
Gary and Travis picked up awards from a
magazine publication in Lafayette, Louisiana in which they landed the "Song
of the Year" for "Take My Hand", and "Duo of the Year”.
In awards in Baton Rouge, the duo won "Male Vocalist of the
Year"- Travis T, "Peoples Choice", and "Entertainers of the
Year”. On went the duo to Nashville where they were presented
"Most Promising Vocalist" and "Most Promising Writers”.
The attraction of major record label Giant Records brought the group and
audition in South Louisiana that proved to be extremely successful.
Deuce of Hearts and Giant Records stay in close contact today.
The Deuce of Hearts have proved in their 11
years as a hard working team that they are a musical force in the area.
Deuce of Hearts has released the long
awaited second album titled "Long Overdue”.
The Official Deuce of Hearts Website:
Pershing Wells (985) 209-2229
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