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Camile Baudoin

Camile Baudoin playing live with The Radiators (South Florida 08-12-2006)
Photo by Brian O'Hagan
Background information
Born June 27, 1948 (1948-06-27) (age 61)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres Rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts The Radiators
Website Camile Baudoin
Notable instruments
Malachite green PRS Custom 24 (pictured above), Rainsong WS-1000 graphite guitar

Camile Baudoin (born June 27, 1948) is a guitar player from New Orleans, Louisiana and a founding member of swamp rock band, The Radiators.

Baudoin shares lead guitar duties in The Radiators with Dave Malone, and plays with or without a slide. Since the band's equipment truck was stolen in 2001, Baudoin has mainly played a malachite green PRS Custom 24 (pictured at right) or a Rainsong WS-1000 graphite guitar.

In Born on the Bayou, an autobiographical essay on his website named for a Creedence Clearwater Revival song, Baudoin writes, "my Paran Alton, who played in a country band (the Dufrene Brothers), taught me how to play guitar."[1] When Baudoin was "about 10 or 12" he was invited to sit in with the Dufrene Brothers, and he says, "After that night, I pretty much knew what I was going to be doing for the rest of my life." While he was still in high-school, Baudoin began playing at clubs on Bourbon Street, in various bands, often with fellow Radiator-to-be, Ed Volker. One of these high-school bands, Souls Of The Slain. released a single that was included on a compilation called Louisiana Punk From the Sixties.[2] During his twenties, Baudoin played in several bands, including The Dogs and The Rhapsodizers. In 1978, Baudoin and Volker and drummer Frank Bua quit The Rhapsodizers to join The Radiators.

In 1998, between Radiators tours, Baudoin joined a side project, The Back Porch Rockers, with Dave "Snaker" Ray, Tony Glover and Reggie Scanlan. This group released a single album called By the Water.

References

  1. ^ Baudoin, Camile. "Born on the Bayou". Autobiographical essay. self-published. http://bellsouthpwp.net/r/a/radi8/bornon.htm. Retrieved 2006-09-04.  
  2. ^ Lien, James (March 1998). "A Brief History of New Orleans Rock". OffBeat. http://members.tripod.com/~dirkh/BriefHistoryofNewOrleansRock.htm. Retrieved 2007-09-25.  

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