by Ashlyn Verda, staff videographer
Photos by Hannah Grigsby
The man himself, Kerry Thibodaux.
Kerry Thibodaux playing his second instrument, guitar.
Who is the man behind the shades?
Kerry has been playing instruments most of his life, with his first guitar at 11.
Kerry Thibodaux, downtown Thibodaux
Thibodaux in Thibodaux
Kerry graduated from Nicholls, so he is no stranger to the bars downtown.
Kerry at his home in Chackbay, where he lives with his wife, Emily.
Kerry playing on his porch, where he relaxes with his wife and pets when he’s not working or performing.
Guitar isn’t his first instrument; drums are his “real instrument.”
When he’s not playing guitar, his day job is IT for the Lafourche Parish Government.
Kerry writing his music, inspired by his friends and family.
When asked if he plans on stopping playing music, he said no- he wants to do this forever.
“That’s how we used to start writing songs, drinking at the camp.” Kerry explains, talking about his friends.
Down at the boat launch.
He “doesn’t get down here much” anymore, but this is where it all started.
Kerry’s favorite show was when he and his band opened up for the Chee Weez at House of Blues in New Orleans.
Kerry Thibodaux playing guitar.
A favorite hangout spot of his in high school was at the boat launch.
Kerry at his childhood home, where his parents still live.
Kerry and his mother, Donna.
Kerry playing his first and “real” instrument.
Kerry grew up playing drums and guitar with his dad and brother.
Kerry and his father Dale, one of his biggest inspirations.
Kerry and Dale playing their guitars.
Kerry on his parents' porch.