Blue Merlot at a Lousiana Library Near You! 

The Blues is Alright...and fun, too Blue Merlot founders Joshua “Bubba” Murrell & Brenda DeKeyzer Lowry started Blue Merlot in 2001 and won the Louisiana Blues Challenge in 2002. Since that time, their Louisiana funk-and-sweetness has developed into a gumbo mixture of musical styles, with plenty of Louisiana seasoning. It prompted them to coin the phrase “Gumbo Funk.” Murrell and Lowry will be playing “unplugged” at Louisiana Libaries this summer Joshua Murrell is a Grammy-award winning…

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New Website 

New website! Not just a new look, but some new music and video, too. Thanks to Jerry Bagwell, photomeister/musician/SweetTone and all around cool guy, for the great band photos!

Best Jazz Band in Acadiana! 

Blue Merlot was honored to be chosen the "Best Jazz Band in Acadiana" in the Times of Acadiana's 2008 "Best of" reader's poll. Jazz is just one of the things we do.... but it's great to be honored for it!

Our Grammy winner 

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards in February, 2008, brought some major changes. One of the new categories added that year was the hard-won "Best Zydeco or Cajun Album" category.

Blue Merlot''s Joshua Murrell was engineer/producer/mixer for Live! Worldwide by Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience. We were thrilled when the CD won the Grammy in that category! The Grammies are peer-voted awards, selected by musicians, composers, engineers, producers, and other music professionals whose professional…

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