About Us

We are a 4 Pcs. Cajun/Folk/Rock Band That hails from Abita Springs,La. where the Beer and Water are Pure!

Together We have many Years performing in the Music scene of Louisiana.

We have performed all around the Northshore and Southshore of New Orleans

and Have Recently released our Newest all Original Cd “The Abitals”¬† We pride ourselves on having That Beatles Sound with a Southeast Louisiana Twist.

Rick Stelma – Accordion

Rick was found under a log, in a swamp off Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans East. Adopted by gypsies his father forced him to take accordion lessons, which Rick hated. He had to practice for 8 hours a day just to get a burnt weenie sandwich, which he did faithfully. When he finally left home he decided he was going to get rid of that accordion for good and threw it in a dumpster in the Bywater, outside the French Quarter. However, a day or two later while he was on his way to his job at the Chalmette Refinery he passed the same dumpster and happened to look in. What he saw would change his life forever. He saw two additional accordions in the dumpster. He took it as a sign that he was destined to play accordion for the rest of his life. He grabbed the accordions and never looked back. We’re glad to have him with us in The Abitals.

Anthony Donado – Drums

Anthony, like John Fogerty says was, “Born on the Bayou” in Southwestern Louisiana.

Robert Snow – Bass

Andrew Vaughan – Guitar, Mandolin

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