This Alabama born, Mississippi bred, music man, Niles “Red Bean” Blaize was living so close to New Orleans, “I could smell the beignets in the morning”, Red Bean not only brings out the party, he carries it in his soul.
Ever since his first Mardi Gras parade, he knew. Niles joined the parade at age 10, playing the trumpet, and soon followed with the harmonica, guitar, bass, and squeeze-box.
You can see “Red Bean” Blaize around town with his band, the FL Swamp Cats, with Rob Altar in Blaize ‘n’ Altar, or hanging with the El Dorado’s when Otis Cadillac comes to town. He brings a little Blues, a little Rock n Roll, a little Southern Rock and a whole lotta Cajun Funk.