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Destin Thibodeaux

     Destin Thibodeaux's passion for music has been instilled from a very young age. At the age of six years old, he started taking his first piano lessons, and his music career has been evolving since then. He was a member of the last class to graduate from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in the original building off of St. Charles Avenue. During this time he studied, played, and collaborated with renowned jazz musicians such as Kent Jordan, Irving Mayfield, Christian Scott, and Clyde Kerr, Jr. 
    
      After working around NOLA as an upright bass player, he traded in his axe for some recording gear and started engineering and producing as a protégé of Joseph Wilson, producer for 20th Century Fox in Muscle Shoals. During his peak in his engineering and producing career, Destin was featured on a reality television show and worked with local acts such as Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. and soul legends like Jean Knight. He even recorded the vocals for Cee Lo Green in his collaboration with Madonna for  Super Bowl XLVI. 
 
      In 2012, Destin got the urge to start performing live music again. Ready to try something new, he began to learn the harmonica. In 2013, he met Jason Ricci, a world-renowned harmonica player. Jason was also the former harmonica player for the band Big Al and The Heavyweights. In 2014, Jason then referred Destin to Big Al resulting in him becoming the youngest harmonica player with only three years of experience to ever play with Big Al and The Heavyweights. 
 

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