Friday, May 11 - Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum - 7:00 pm
- 2012 Grammy Nomination
- 2011 Texas International Music Association's "Album of the Year" Award Winner
- Westlake High School Alumni (Westlake, LA)
Contraband Days presents Bryan Fontenot as the Opening Performer for Josh Turner on the Malibu Rum stage.
"Standing in the circle of the Grand Ole Opry or among friends, Bryan Fontenot, energizes an audience like no other. Country, Rock, Blues, or Western Swing, he brings his best every time he steps to the microphone. This ex-bull-rider, loves entertaining the crowd!
To meet Bryan, off stage, you might not sense the gift of music, which lies in the heart and soul of this polite and unassuming cowboy, or the obstacles he has overcome in life. He underwent 13 hours of reconstructive surgery after a bull took a dislike to him, lost him mom during Hurricane Rita, a brother to tragic death, and just recently, his dad. No doubt the journey has tempered his music with blues and soulful authenticity that comes only with experience. Bryan's heart-felt vocals personify the body and soul of music and lyric. He's unbelievable.
Each song is like having a one-on-one conversation with a friend. I've known and performed with Bryan for 17 years now. Through the good and bad times, he's never lost his love for his craft. I've seen him perform for huge paychecks, and for tips. I never could tell the difference. He's focused on the music all of the time. His blood type is B flat." -- Monte Burke, Producer