The Paul deLay Band
Louis toured and recorded six CDs with the late great Paul deLay over nearly ten years--from February 1990 thru December 2002--with a three-year hiatus in the middle of that run while Paul was incarcerated on drug charges. The two pre-incarceration CDs--"The Other One" and "Paulzilla"--represented a new direction for the band: its first recordings featuring primarily original material. Post-prison, the band released three new recordings (plus a compilation) on a national label, Evidence. Those recordings received rave reviews in the top national blues publications for their ground-breaking approach to the blues. For an extended photo essay about Louis' years with Paul and the band, see his blog entry, "Paul deLay & Me."