Last night there was a big music competition in Nashville called Nash Next. Our featured duo yesterday 'The Young Fables' reached the final 10. Our featured LCM artist today was the eventual winner Todd O'Neill, who wins a contract with Big Machine Records. As a taster our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is a live version of 'Hurts When I Breathe' from Todd's last EP 'Fast Lane'
Down in Louisiana, when they're cooking' up somethin' in the kitchen, they throw a little bit of everything in the gumbo pot. Applying that same homegrown creative philosophy to his music, singer/songwriter Todd O'Neill has concocted his own recipe, blending cajun, zydeco and New Orleans R&B with the best of Nashville, for some seriously soulful, heartfelt and rockin' country music. Best served hot, Todd's sound is pure Louisiana soul.
Perfected in countless honky-tonks and dance halls in the region around his hometown of Hammond, just north of New Orleans, O'Neill's inclusive country music vision embraces everything from tear-in-your beer ballads to flat-out country rock anthems, wrapped up in a tall, good-looking package and delivered in a powerful, whiskey-soaked voice that sounds at once familiar and like nobody you've ever heard.
In every era, South Louisiana produces at least one great musical force to be reckoned with and this time around it is Todd O'Neill. The hottest thing south of I-10, Todd is the voice of his generation and it's just a matter of time before the rest of the world becomes aware of this soon-to-be musical giant.