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Ethan Hunt to perform at PA Mardi Gras


Last updated 1/27/2015 at Noon

What is the connection between Bridge City, Texas, Mulvey, Louisiana and Mardi Gras in Port Arthur you ask? Bradley Schexnider (Paul to his classmates from Bridge City High School, Class of 1969) left Bridge City after graduation for the small community of Mulvey between Kaplan and Gueydan, La. Over 45 years later Schexnider’s grandson, Ethan Hunt, will perform at Mardi Gras Port Arthur on Feb. 14. Schexnider’s mother, Lula Mae Schexnider, and the majority of his large family still live in Bridge City.

Thirteen year old Ethan Hunt, a promising newcomer, is a piano player, singer and is a natural talent. Ethan only began playing piano by ear in June of 2013. In the span of only 18 months, he has taught himself to play and sings nearly 100 songs but definitely not the typical song list for a person his age. Mixing a little young vibe with an old sound he has a repertoire that includes artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beatles, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Elton John and Otis Redding. Ethan loves to sing songs that his Grandpa Brad loves to listen to.

Playing mostly in local establishments in South Louisiana, Ethan Hunt was the opening performer for the Louisiana Cajun Food Festival this past October and made two performances on the TV morning show, Passe Partout, in Lafayette on KLFY TV. Now Ethan is spreading his wings a little further and will be performing in upcoming Texas festivals. Ethan will perform at the Southeast Texas Mardi Gras Festival in Port Arthur on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the Green Stage located on festival grounds on Procter Street.

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