Great group to work with. Very flexible and goes with the flow. They also sound incredible.
Meet the band!
Billy J. Morris lead vocalist, perscussion
Billy is the newest member and lead singer for Smackwater, a native of Marksville, LA and now residing in Logansport, LA
?Billy is a 2-time inductee in the Louisiana Hall of Fame and is also in the Shreveport area Hall of Fame. Inducted twice into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 1999, vocalist Billy J. Morris commands your attention from the stage, as he connects with his audience with a little Cajun charm and magnetism. Billy J's unique style of powerful, soul-filled renditions will keep you wanting more as he belts out songs that he was born to sing. Whether singing in English or in Cajun, his unique vocal range and style are most sought after, and have only improved with age and experience. He'll quickly tell you, with that smile he always wears, “I'm not a singer...I'm a song stylist!”
Steve Cagle keyboards, vocals, trombone, rhythm guitar, manager
Steve is the keyboardist for the band and also plays trombone and rhythm guitar. A Monroe, LA native, Steve has played all over the U.S. Most recently Steve was with Easy Eddie and the Partyrockers for 8 years and before that was with fellow Smackwater band members Mark and Mike in G.G. Shinn's Hot Damn Band. Steve has performed in shows with Mickey Gilley, Conway Twitty, The Equinox Jazz Orchestra and many others.
Mike Weathersby guitar, vocals
Mike is an Arkansas native relocated to Louisiana years ago and is known as "The Legend" in the region. Mike played for several years in the Memphis, TN music community, and then throughout the deep south. He fronted his own very successful variety band Spice in Louisiana for many years.
Mark Smith drums
Mark has been drumming professionally since the age of 15. He has played and toured with many recording artists throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America. Artists he has performed with include G.G. Shinn, Percy Sledge, Margo Smith, Pam Tillis, Randy Travis, Bobby Vinton, and the list goes on and on!
Richard McClain Bass guitar and vocals.
Richard is the newest member of the band and a local native. Richard played many years in the Nashville music scene backing up many top recording and performing artists. We're thrilled to add Richard to the Smackwater line up!