The Copas Brothers played their first gig on March 3, 1974 at Club Le Cheval in Baker, LA on Plank Road. The band did covers of old Bluegrass gradually working in original songs then playing newer tunes by new artists, such as Jimmy Buffet, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, David Allen Coe and a list of others.
After gaining popularity at a club called Cahoots owned by a fellow high school class mate named Danny Kertacy from Baton Rouge, The Copas Brothers eventually got bookings throughout the United States. Along the way they opened concerts for Jimmy Buffet, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Kershaw, Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Doug Kershaw, Tracy Nelson, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Asleep at the Wheel, Tom Waits, and many more.
The Copas Brothers is on radio rotation with the tracks “Motion”, a cover song written by Allen Toussaint, and “Yambilee”.