Rhythm & Rain has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Our 4-nights-a-week gig at the Tropical Isle Bourbon has been canceled until further notice while Bourbon Street is shut down…we’ve had over 170 gigs and counting canceled since the pandemic began. Both Rain Jaudon and guitarist Dwight Breland tested positive for COVID-19 in March/April 2020. Both have recovered, but Rain’s still battling the lingering effects and fatigue from COVID-19, which laid him up for over a month. It’s been a tough battle, with Rain being in a high-risk category as a type 2 diabetic, but he is pressing on to continue entertaining all of our fans, old and new!

Rain has put together some exclusive recordings on our official YouTube channel with more in the works, and we are working on booking some gigs in early 2021. Many have asked how you can show your support during the shutdown. Prayers, positive thoughts and good vibrations are always needed and appreciated. Buying merch at our online store or leaving a tip in the virtual tip jar on PayPal or Venmo are also great ways to support us when we need you the most!

We promise to be back as soon as it is safe to do so. And we heal…until we can drink together again. Y’all be safe out there.



Led by singer/guitarist Rain Jaudon, Rhythm & Rain have entertained hundreds of thousands across the southeastern United States with an Island/Trop Rock/Comedy style show flavored with some Mississippi Delta heritage. The band recently took home Best Local Musician/Band and Best Entertainment – Nightlife honors in the 2019 SunHerald People’s Choice Awards.

This award-winning band captures audiences by reinventing many of your favorite tunes, while throwing in original material popular amongst their fanbase. Ever heard The Who in the style of Johnny Cash? Or maybe Metallica in the style of Jimmy Buffett? Then you’ve probably been to a Rhythm & Rain show!

For the last decade, they have been a mainstay on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, playing over 200 dates a year at the famous Tropical Isle. Catch them at the Tropical Isle Bourbon (721 Bourbon Street) every weekend (Friday – Monday) from 5-9 PM!


Rain Jaudon, the band’s founder and singer/guitarist, is joined by “Naked” Rob Smith on drums, and a rotation of talented guitarists/vocalists with Dwight Breland, Frank Fairbanks and Austin Sicard. And if you haven’t seen Rhythm & Rain live, you’re missing out! Whether it’s our house gig down on Bourbon Street or playing area festivals and corporate events throughout the year, there’s something for everyone and you’ll leave with a smile on your face! From Buffett to blues and everything in between, we play it all (but maybe not in the way you’re used to hearing it)!


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“To get the proper exposure from the sun, you must have Rain – Rhythm and Rain.
What a major talent!  What a great person!”

– Vince Vance
Vince Vance & The Valiants (2010)


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“I would just like to thank you, as an Ole Miss Sig Ep alumni, for putting on the greatest spring day parties at our fraternity house of all time! Everyone’s favorite part of Wild Wild West is y’all!

– Austin Lee
Ole Miss Class of 2011


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“As an entertainment director, it is important to hire professionals who come in, set up with no excuses, always in a wonderful mood, and happy to be there. That is exactly why Rhythm & Rain has always been one of my favorite go-to bands for over a decade. Their happy-go-lucky attitude is contagious to the stage crew and crowd. You can book with Rain and know you and the audience will be more than glad you did.

– Aaron McGill
Executive Director, Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

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Wanted to say thanks for making our anniversary special while we were in NOLA! You guys were the best band we heard while we were in New Orleans!

– Dottie Hale Smith


Rain Diagnosed with Coronavirus

Rain Diagnosed with Coronavirus

As many of you already know, after 13 days of illness and still laid up in bed, Rhythm & Rain's own Rain Jaudon has been confirmed positive for...


With over 200 gigs down on Bourbon Street in New Orleans throughout the year, the Rhythm & Rain calendar stays pretty full. However, with the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, things are pretty much at a standstill for now with live music prohibited in New Orleans at this time. But we’re looking toward 2021 and adding festival dates and corporate events to our calendar! If you’re interested in making Rhythm & Rain a part of your next event, we’d love to hear from you!


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