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Musician of Rock and Alternative
A.k.a. Louis Paul Bankston King Louie (2) King Louie One Man Band
King Louie Bankston (born Louis Paul Bankston) is a rock and roll musician from New Orleans. Associated early on with garage punk, he abandoned the genre in 1998 and has focused on Louisiana swamp pop, boogie woogie, boogie rock and occasionally power pop. He is best known for his work in the Royal Pendletons, The Persuaders, The Exploding Hearts, and The King Louie One Man Band. Bankston has toured Europe and the United States since the very early 1990s. He has released 53 records in the vinyl format. Louie does not use any outside promotion and uses a strict rule of ATTRACTION AND NOT PROMOTION for his music. Bankston has lived in New Orleans, Portland, and Memphis.