Wed • Mercedi Show • 6pm
Fri • OLPH Fair • 8pm
Sat • Paradise Ranch • 7pm
Sun • Pat’s • 5:30pm
Ryan Foret’s rise to Swamp Pop stardom didn’t happen overnight. Early on in life Ryan was exposed to the likes of Otis Redding, Jimmy Clanton, Fats Domino and many others. Growing up in the Foret house provided just the nurturing a future Swamp Pop legend would need to embark on the journey that has led to his current success. 1992 saw the birth of “Foret Tradition” Ryan accompanied by his younger brother Brandon Foret began to play local Westbank Dancehalls, also Frequented by Uncle Wayne Foret, and cousin Aaron Foret. It was clear at this young age that the next generation of Foret Musicians were very special. Ryan’s Drive was apparent from day one. In the beginning Ryan would almost from the start play Friday, Saturday, and Sundays around the Westbank of New Orleans, often playing extra time even though it was a school night. Ryans Parents were there every step of the way. Ryan’s dad would work all day selling Floors then come home and help load the gear into his work van then take his boys to their jobs. This process wasn’t an easy task, especially on Friday night. After playing on Friday, they would have to unload when they got home so that Mr Tony could go to work on Saturday morning. He never complained. That dedication; would instill a work ethic that to this day can be seen in Ryan.
When Ryan turned 18, he took over day to day operations of Foret Tradition. The now Established business that the entire Foret Family had worked to build. Fast forward several years to August of 2005. Like many in the Greater New Orleans area, Foret Tradition and Ryan Foret would go through Hurricane Katrina. The devastation would cripple the Westbank Music Scene. Ryan made a decision. He decided that in order to continue to pursue his dream he would need to branch out. He hit the ground running, and before long “Foret Tradition” was playing from Lake Charles to Slidell. Ryan also recognized the importance of carrying on the music that he loves so dearly. Already having recorded 2 full length albums with his Brother Brandon, Ryan decided it was time to make another record. With Brandon leaving the band to pursue his musical dreams, Ryan started working on the CD that would define him as an Artist. 2007’s “Tee Nah Nah” would ignite a craze that is still popular to this day. The now legendary “Tee Nah Nah” is one of the most streamed Swamp Pop songs of the last 15 years. Ryan has cut 9 studio albums with a 10th due out in March. Playing over 160 dates a year isn’t easy. On top of all the shows, Foret’s annual Cruise is one of the top grossing regional music cruises. So much so, that in 2019 Ryan added another Cruise scheduled for November of 19. If that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, Ryan launched his Entertainment company Bayou Soul Entertainment. At the helm of Bayou Soul Ryan has kept Swamp Pop Music alive, not only by recording it himself, but allowing others to do it too by financing several other Artist to date. His Annual Summer, Thanksgiving, and Christmas bashes are the talk of their respective cities all year long.
The Tradition Lives on not only in the Foret Family, but in a new era of Swamp Pop. At the head of that new era of Swamp Pop is Ryan Foret. A business man, an Entertainer, and ultimately a Fan of those who paved the way for his success.
Set your course for an unforgettable musical voyage! Join us on the ‘Ryan Foret and Foret Tradition 7-Day Cruise’ aboard the magnificent Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas, sailing from March 9th to 16th, 2025. Get ready to embark on a week-long journey filled with sensational live performances, breathtaking ocean views, and exciting adventures. Whether you’re a fan of toe-tapping tunes or simply seeking an extraordinary vacation, this cruise promises to be a harmonious one!
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