Joey LeBlanc - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
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.
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.
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.
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
only plays Mapex drums, birch or maple series with Evans
EC2 coated heads, and Audix drum mics for live and studio
only uses Pro Mark 747 series Japanese Oak drum sticks.
Jeff LeBlanc - Electric Guitar, Vocals
am the guitar player. I have played guitar all my life.
If it were not for guitars, I would not be a guitar
Donice Morace - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
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
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 Cutters.
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.
1997, Donice moved to Atlanta, Ga to take a five night
a week job singing at Cowboys 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.
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 BOOMTOWNs
Donice is is actively shopping the Twangsters Union's
so expect to hear them on the radio
in the near future.
Ron Harvey - Bass Guitar, Band Spiritual Advisor
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.
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.
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."
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.
basses and uses LBS
ProSound speaker cabinets (handmade in Pfleugerville,