BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) — Musician Sean Ardoin thinks a Grammy Award could be in the Golden Band of Tigerland in the future.
Three-time Grammy-nominated Ardoin is teaming up with the band to record their entire next album, something he says no other artist has done in history.
“Fleetwood Mac did a song with a band. A few other artists did a song with a band. No one ever recorded an entire song [album] with a band. This is historic,” Ardoin said.
The LSU alum and former Tiger Band tenor drummer noted that the collaboration is part of a series of significant events he’s been through recently.
Ardoin, a Lake Charles native, recently completed a two-year repair job at his home. He says he suffered damage from Hurricanes Laura and Delta and described a difficult road to recovery.
More recently, Ardoin celebrated a Grammy nomination for his album Live in New Orleans!
It competed in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category, but the award ultimately went to another artist. He says the partnership with LSU gave him something to look forward to and made the outcome of his Grammy bid a little more manageable.
“Coming here the week after the Grammys, after not getting the result I wanted at the Grammys, it means a lot to come here and be with these kids at my alma mater. It gave me a boost , and I’m sure when it comes out, it’s going to bring a lot of joy to everyone who listens to it,” Ardoin said. all the time. I can see it in their eyes.
Ardoin said the partnership came about after hearing the band perform at a football game last season.
He connected with college leaders and other alumni who found success in the music industry, like Dee-1, a former Baker Middle School teacher, to collect material for a session. recording.
“It’s a total Louisiana project. The music, the band, the university, the artists, it’s all in Louisiana,” Ardoin said. “Wherever I go, I go from the bottom of the ‘boot’ straight to the top. It’s just a continuation of what I love to do, keep Louisiana first.
The Ardoin team is still determining the name of the album and has not set a release date. However, he hopes he will be ready in time for the next LSU football season.
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