de la Kruse "The Rose of New Orleans" was born on December 12th,
1951... in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her familly reaches back to the
early 1800's and is steeped in Louisiana lore and traditions.
Growing up in her
native New Orleans she experienced many styles of musical influence in
the "Gumbo" that The Cresent City has to offer. This inspired an
unbridled push toward both Art and Music.
alladaire and also
an Artist, Gayle has made her home in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, for
over 20 years and has performed across the country in many venues and
festivals. She began "pickin" when her Daddy gave her a Gibson Acoustic
at age 17. Her Mama played the piano and from the age of 4 or 5 music
has been Gayle's best friend and constant compannion..... [ more
Gayle's Mother ~ Margie King de la Houssaye
Gayle's Daddy ~ Howard Louis de la Houssaye