Brian Francis Baudoin
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Brian Francis Baudoin

Santa Rosa, CA | Established. Jan 01, 1988 | INDIE

Santa Rosa, CA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1988
Solo Americana Singer/Songwriter


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"Musician's passion drives him cross-country"

Musician's passion drives him cross-country
Herman Fuselier

The year 2006 is barely two months old. But, Brian Francis Baudoin has put thousands of miles on his truck since Jan. l.
Baudoin's 300 shows a year for the last six years can be hard on a vehicle. That time also can provide inspiration for a singer/ songwriter who makes his living as a one-man show
a man and his guitar.
"I was in Manhattan and ended up playing at a place called The Bitter End," said Baudoin, 30, of Broussard. "I keep asking people which way's south, because I was lost. I ended up in New Jersey.
"People said 'How far south do you want to go?' I i said 'South of I-10.' They
don't know what the hell I'm talking about. I said 'By the water.'
"They thought I meant the Atlantic. They'd tell me 'That's not south, that's east.' I'm like, 'No man, south of I10.' I ended up thinking about it the whole way back down. I wrote the song driving all the way from Manhattan to Lafayette."
The experience gave birth to South of I10, one of 30 original . songs in Baudoin's repertoire. Baudoin travels from Los Angeles to Nashville to New York playing his acoustic guitar and singing at clubs, bars, pubs, festivals, conventions, casinos and more.
He's recorded four CDs of originals about family, friends, influences and
life on the road. It's a challenging existence that manages to feed his wife and three children. It also allows him to work as a rare full-time musician among the thousands of South Louisiana artists who can only afford to do it part time.
Baudoin played road houses and bars in California and Tuscaloosa, Ala., last December. He admits he sometimes has to break out the tip jar in a roadside honky tonk for gas money to get back home.
But Baudoin adds the payoff goes way beyond money.
"I feel like it's a calling," Baudoin said.
"When you find something that you're good at and you keep getting better at and it touches people, it's not so much about me, but what other people are getting out of it.
"I have people come up to me and tell me that the songs moved them so much, they played them at their brother's funeral. I had people get married to some of the stuff I write.
"It's not on the big shot level, but the real level. I write about stuff that's pretty much going on in my life or that relates to what's going on at the time."
Baudoin is set to play Thursday at The Bunker in Breaux Bridge, returns Friday to Tequila Junction in Shreveport and entertains Saturday at a Mardi Gras party in Jefferson, Texas.
Brian Francis Baudoin performs for the crowd at Broussard's Bar and Grill recently. Baudoin puts on about 300 one-man shows - just him and his guitar - a year, traveling thousands of miles to reach his audiences. StacY Conradl Special to The

- The Daily Advertiser,Herman Fuselier

"James Burton international guitar Festival"

Greeting's My name Is Greg Miles I have been blessed to work in live entertainment for 25 years, I also amproud to be the production manager for the James Burton International Guitar festival and afounding member of the Board of directors of the Burton Foundation. This letter will Introduce youto Brian Baudoin, I have been booking Brian's 1 man show for over 6 years now in all of my venuesand I can tell you that you will not find a more versatile entertainer committed to making each showa real crowd pleaser. I have had very diverse large venue audiences and Cabaret size audiencesboth kept on the edge of their seat by this performer who has proved time and time again that thereis something in his repertoire for everyone. Brian will always go that extra mile to please every onein his audience.On top of Brian's awesome on stage talent he has proven to be a great production asset jumping into serve as Stage Hand, Down Rigger or front of house sound tech. Brian's knowledge of how ashow goes together will make any production run much smoother. Bottom line is he cares! Andknows that it all about the Show. I know given the chance Brian will make a fan out of you also,either on stage or off .Thank you for your time please feel free to call for more info.

When the house lightsDrop !The Bullshit Stops!Greg Miles

Greg Miles Manager of Audio Visual And Entertainment Technology Shreveport Hotel and Casino315 Clyde Fant PkwyShreveport, LA 71101
318 – 655 - 5890 - Greg Miles


One man One Guitar -1999
Song for the Gypsy-2000
South of I-10-2003
1 Of 3---2005



Real music written about real people, places and events, played night after night across the country at different scenes and venues .
Sonoma County is where I call home now, but a truck full of gear and a lonely highway is where I stay.
Its not what I do its who I am!

Live and in your face is where its at !
If you truly enjoy music, chances are you 'll love this unique one of a kind sound! Give it a chance!