What started as a way to keep in touch with a few fellow musicians has blossomed into an organization with around 800 members.
North Louisiana Musicians Association (NoLaMA – pronounced no-la-may) was started by musician Brad Dison.
"When I started the association, I set it up just to keep in touch with a few musicians," he said. "I didn't think I'd have 20, 30 people interested in it."
Those few first members began to tell their friends about the association and in six months it has grown to its current size.