2015 Music Line-Up
Whatever your musical tastes, this year's Music Line-up has something to get you up on your feet dancing. We think we've outdone ourselves this year and hope you'll agree as you're second-lining to sample more of the boiled crawfish cooked by the local teams competing for the Best of the Boil Championship title!
Honey Island Swamp Band 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Great music begins with great songs, and great songs are what the Honey Island Swamp Band is all about. The band came together when Aaron Wilkinson (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Chris Mulé (electric guitar, vocals) were marooned in San Francisco after the levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. After a chance encounter with fellow New Orleans evacuees Sam Price (bass, vocals) and Garland Paul (drums, vocals), and with no prospects of getting home any time soon, they figured they’d better cook up something new, and quick! Learn more at http://www.honeyislandswampband.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/honeyislandswampband
Shamarr Allen 3:45 pm. - 5:00 p.m.
Shamarr plays a variety of music styles. He presently leads traditional Jazz bands and his own Funk and Rock group, The Underdawgs. He has written and produced Hip Hop tracks, traditional Jazz and rock tunes. He has shared the bandstand with music greats like, Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., Dr. Michael White, and Henry Butler. The Underdawgs includes Shamarr Allen on trumpet & lead vocals; Matt Clark playing guitar and backing vocals; Jason Butler on keyboards; William Terry on bass; Herbert Stevens on percussion and backing vocals; and Floyd Grey playing the drums.. Learn more at http://www.shamarrallen.com or https://www.facebook.com/shamarrallenmusic.
Bucktown All-Stars 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Multi-year winner of Gambit Reader’s Poll, ”Best Band That Doesn’t Fit Any Of These Categories” and six time winner of the prestigious Offbeat Magazine Awards, the horn-powered All-Stars’ shows are legendary in the Crescent City. Raspy vocals, rollicking piano, and a corrupt horn section fuel an unorthodox mix of second line funk and Motown soul, the ingredients that have entertained thousands 0f hip-shaking fans across Louisiana for 22 years going. Learn more at Bucktownallstars.com and on Facebook.com/bucktownallstarsmusic.
Stooges Brass Band 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
The Stooges Brass Band has earned their rank as one of the elite brass bands in New Orleans. The band consistently provides a welcome blast of true New Orleans spirit engaging audiences with their innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds, contemporary jazz and hip-hop beats.
Emerging onto the scene in 1996, the Stooges Brass Band has gained notoriety as a full-blown musical party immersing the crowd in a cut-loose vibe that is contemporary yet deeply rooted in the culturally rich musical legacy of New Orleans. The band has shared the stage with: Ozomatli, Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Shemekia Copeland, Pedrito Martinez Group, Galactic, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Big Sam's Funky Nation, The Funky Meters, and Jessica Simpson, among others. Learn more at http://www.stoogesbrassband.com/orhttps://www.facebook.com/stoogesbrassbandpage
Tank and the Bangas 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Originating in New Orleans, Tank and The Bangas have all the qualities that relate them, to the city that birth them but a flair that separates them as well. Their performances range from being “One of the most energetic shows you’ll ever see” to “A gospel tent in Mississippi”. Rummaging through their sound like a thrift store hippie, you’ll find the Bangas to provoke a musical reference of Rhythmic Soul and Spoken word among other genres such as Rock, Gospel, Funk, and Folk. Combining the various musical techniques among the Bangas, coupled with the instilling play on lyrics from the lead vocalist; Tank and The Bangas have quilted a unique sound that singles them as one of the most distinctive groups to come out of New Orleans.
Group members include Tank/ Lead vocalist/Norman Spence on Bass/keyboard, Joshua Johnson/Drums, Merell Burkett/keys/ Nita Bailey/Percussion; and various other Bangas. Learn more at www.tankandthebangas.com or on https://www.facebook.com/TankAndTheBangas.