Horace Trahan is from Ossun, a rural community just outside of Lafayette, Louisiana. As a child, he was always infatuated with the accordion. When Horace Trahan was a teenager, his dad introduced him to accordionist Felix Richard from Cankton. Richard helped Trahan learn how to play. Trahan spent a lot of his free time playing, practicing and learning songs. He turned out a be a natural musician. He has the ability to sing in both French and English. He picked up other instruments like the guitar and saxophone. After finishing high school, Horace Trahan decided to purse music full-time. He hit the road and toured with D.L. Menard traveling to New York, Boston, Chicago Canada and France. He recorded with D.L. Menard and released the album, Ossun Blues in 1996. Horace Trahan began to get recognition for his talents when he released his hit song, “That Butt Thing.”
In 2000, Horace Trahan reintroduced his sound to the Louisiana music world with the band, The New Ossun Express releasing, Get On Board and then Reach Out and Touch A Hand (later renamed That Butt Thing.) Finally, after trials and tribulations in the music industry, Horace Trahan reemerged with a new record on his own label, a very successful album called Keep Walking.
Horace Trahan and the New Ossun continue to travel all around the world and play festivals and dance halls. When he is not playing Cajun and Zydeco music, he spends time with his wife and family.