For 20 years, the New Orleans band Galactic has made people dance at clubs, festivals, house parties — you name it. "A first-rate funk band" is how The New York Times describes it. The musicians in Galactic have carved out the perfect career for themselves: They get to play with others but also take charge of the game.
Bonerama…has always been hailed as “unlike anything you’ve ever heard before”…As their sound evolves and changes it’s still the best way to describe this 15 year old powerhouse trombone touring band from New Orleans, LA. In addition to changing the way people think about the trombone, the sound of Bonerama has become an influence and contribution to the sound of New Orleans music today.
Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett from Little Feat
Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett are guitar players, In fact they are the guitar players with the legendary band Little Feat... Steeped in a huge pot of Southern flavors — including gospel, country, and R&B — Little Feat is the stuff of '70s rock legend. The band built on its early cult following to create a weird and wonderful blueprint: effortlessly slick rock 'n' roll delivered with a surreal, rollicking, West Coast swerve.
Now they have joined forces to form an acoustic duet that will quite frankly blow you away. Performing songs from their Little Feat catalogue and more with a decidedly different twist.
They first played together on the album ”Dixie Chicken“some thirty-five years ago and since then have played together or individually on numerous recording sessions for Little Feat and countless others including Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Dionne Farris, and the Wallflowers, to name a few.
New Orleans Suspects
"The Suspects are putting their own spin on the music of New Orleans as they layer boogie-woogie piano, soulful blues guitar, and jazzy horns on top of funky bass lines and complex rhythms. The result is a wildly infectious sound that pays tribute to everyone from James Booker and Bobby Charles, to The Meters and Galactic." - Marquee Magazine
National Blues Music Award nominated Slam Allen is one of the last of the "Real Deal" singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainers; playing soul and blues the way it's supposed to be done: Heart felt, joyous, and full of love and entertainment! One of the last links who was there to learn from B.B. King, James Brown, Wilson Picket, James Cotton, Otis Redding, and Muddy Waters. Slam is a living treasure that will remind you of how music can really make you feel!
Their music has been most colorfully described as 'shit-stompin’-thumpin'-funkin' Rock n’ Roll covered in sweet Soul that’s reminiscent of the 70’s. That’s pretty damn inspiring. They love what they’re doing and are grateful to be creating this vibe together, so to feel that realness and enthusiasm coming back is a gift and truly humbling.
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