|Thomas "Big Hat" Fields
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Thomas "Big Hat" Fields from Church Point, Louisiana, ex-bronco buster, calf roper and bull rider has come a long way to spread the gospel of Zydeco. Big Hat and his Footstompin’ Zydeco Band have packed clubs and festivals in their home state of Louisiana. He has toured the US from Seattle to New York and back again. He has also embarked on a successful European tour and released six albums sharing his unique Creole heritage through music.
In 2003, Thomas Fields was crowned a "living legend" by his childhood hometown of Rayne, Louisiana, and he continues to establish himself in the national Zydeco circuit. Big Hat leads a versatile, slick, show band with an enormous playlist, they are equally at home in Las Vegas, Bourbon Street or at Capitol Hill soiree’s. His band includes the legendary Rodney Bernard on rubboard and vocals. Rounding out his supporting band are Joseph Edwards, ex-Clifton Chenier drummer, "Magic" Mike Weaver on guitar, harmonica and vocals, and Martin Guilbeau on rubboard and drums. Then there’s the bassist and more than capable chanteuse, Genevea Thomas, Thomas’s wife and ever faithful band partner of many years. Thomas’s show includes a variety of material because it is indeed a gumbo of genres including Soul, Blues, Cajun, Swamp Pop and of course Zydeco!!