Joey Leblanc
Joey LeBlanc - Drums, Percussion,
Vocals

Born in Texas and raised in Southwest Louisiana, Joey has a deep-rooted family background in French (Cajun) music. His Grandfather, Floyd LeBlanc and his magic fiddle, played with such greats as Ernest Tubb, Joe Bonsall, & Joel Sonnier to name a few and was inducted into the Cajun French Music Association Hall of Fame in 1990.

Joey has continued on with the family heritage the best way he knows how, playing music. He started playing around on the drums in his teens but didn't play professionally until age 32. It was evident by the natural feel for the drums that music was in his blood.

Joey has played with several different bands over the last 12 years and has backed some Nashville Recording artists along the way. He is one of the founding members of Twangsters Union and has been a member of other bands such as Salt of the Earth (Gospel), Touch of Class (R&B), The Kadillacs (Variety), and Jason Ashley (Country). While touring with some of these bands and Twangsters Union, Joey has opened for Exile, Wayne Toups, Percy Sledge, Pat Green, and Craig Morgan.

Today Joey calls Lake Charles, LA home and has developed into one of the area's best drummer / singer / songwriters. He is continuing to learn more and more about his place in music.

Joey only plays Mapex drums, birch or maple series with Evans EC2 coated heads, and Audix drum mics for live and studio work.

Joey only uses Pro Mark 747 series Japanese Oak drum sticks.

Jeff Leblanc
Jeff LeBlanc - Electric Guitar, Vocals

"I am the guitar player. I have played guitar all my life. If it were not for guitars, I would not be a guitar player."

Donice Morace
Donice Morace - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

If true country is what you want, then look no further. Being described as one of the best voices coming out of Beaumont, Tx, Donice has made waves in the Lone Star State.

Raised in SE Texas, Donice learned to play the guitar at the age of six. His inspiration to sing professionally came around the time that Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Byrd were both singing in a local bar in Beaumont, Tx called Cutter’s. “I would just sit and watch both of them, taking different aspects that I liked from both and combining them. It was like going to Honky Tonk school for me,” says Donice. It made a huge impression on him and soon found himself singing on that same stage a couple of years later. His other influences are Johnny Bush, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Mel Street.

In 1997, Donice moved to Atlanta, Ga to take a five night a week job singing at Cowboy’s Dance Hall. It was there he opened for such acts as Merle Haggard, Lonestar, and Kenny Chesney to name a few. While working there, Donice met and became close friends with Davis Daniel. Davis was able to give him inside advice about the business and introduced him to songwriting, which resulted in the two co-writing several songs. “That boy is unapologetically country,” says Davis.

After moving back to Texas five years later, Donice played a huge part in forming the band BOOMTOWN. They were quickly hired as the house band at newly opened Whiskey River in Beaumont. Opening for and becoming friends with Kevin Fowler was the highlight of that time for him. In April of that year, Donice went into the studios in Nashville and recorded and produced BOOMTOWN’s debut album.

Currently, Donice is is actively shopping the Twangsters Union's new project…so expect to hear them on the radio in the near future.

Ron Harvey
Ron Harvey - Bass Guitar, Band Spiritual Advisor

Music was a huge part of Ron's formative years. He started playing guitar at 13 years of age and soon afterward switched to bass when his dad bought him a Peavey bass and amplifier. His dad, Thomas, played guitar locally in the Port Neches, TX area for years and was also a fine baritone singer in a gospel quartet.

Ron attended Lamar University in Beaumont, TX and played bass in Lamar's jazz band. Upon graduation, he moved to Nashville, TN and enjoyed success as a road musician and studio player. He toured as bass guitarist and road manager for Mercury-Polygram and Columbia Records artist Larry Boone, and has made multiple appearances on the Grand Ole Opry as well as television appearances on TNN's (The Nashville Network) Nashville Now and New Country shows. He also toured with country singer Ty Herndon and Christian artist David Meece. Ron has also appeared in several music videos aired on TNN.

"My major influences have been Marcus Miller, Bootsy Collins, Nathan East, David Smith, Will Lee, Paul Denman, and David Hungate... all such tasteful players, so professional, and so talented. I've learned so much from many, many different musicians over the years; not only from other bass guitarists, but from musicians of all sorts."

Moving back home to Southeast Texas in the late 90's, Ron took a break from the music biz to handle some family priorities. Having never lost his love for music, he returned to the music scene to work with a country band, Boomtown. After two years with them he joined forces with the Jimmy Kaiser Band, based in Beaumont, TX. He has worked with various other Texas artists along the way. Ron has been with Twangsters Union since April 2011 and continues to do session work when called upon.

Ron plays Yamaha basses and uses LBS ProSound speaker cabinets (handmade in Pfleugerville, TX).


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