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.


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