Thursday, May 3, 2012

Band Profile: Blind Texas Marlin

I am excited to announce the addition of what I sometimes think of as a one-man-big-band: Blind Texas Marlin.
Front man, singer, guitarist, and harmonicist John Curry's songwriting sets the stage for a great rotating spectrum of musicians from the New Orleans area. All in the style of gritty-folk rock, acoustic guitar combines with upright bass, trombone, and a tambourine and spoon rhythm section.
Whether he's performing solo or with the full ten or twelve musicians that make up the band, Blind Texas Marlin brings the heart and soul to any performance he gives.

Listen to a live recording done in New Orleans thanks to!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

One more month!!

Only *one more month* til the festival kicks off!!!


While I finalize all the bands and put together the flyer, you guys can entertain yourselves with a little music by my friends in Dummy Dumpster.

Dummy Dumpster has been making creative music in the New Orleans area for years....I know this, because they were one of the first bands I ever saw at the Dixie Tavern when I moved to New Orleans in 2003. At the time, it was only one guy (the bandleader, Mike Schadwell) playing an instrument that if I remember correctly was basically a bunch of noisy kids' toys all duct-taped together. Memorable, to say the least.
And I think that's what I really admire about these guys....the show is always a spectacle. Costumes, props, wrestling just never know. Plus....who doesn't love some good healthy high energy rock?!

Come on out May 26th and see for yourself.

Monday, April 23, 2012

--------May 26, 2012------

Burning Crawfish 2012!!!

Burning Crawfish Festival is back for a 4th year of music, food, art, and fun!!!
The date this year is Saturday, May 26th, 2012!
A lot of new music has already been confirmed, including some really talented guys from Houma, New Orleans, and even the humble town of Henderson.
More details coming soon about all the musical acts.

I am also very excited to announce that there will be more great artists this year including KayBee Designs and her really neat hair pins and jewelry!

More TBA!!! Thanks for checking in.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Band Profile: I, Octopus

Mike and Blake of instrumental rock band I, Octopus were college roommates in 2000 and have been jamming together ever since. Their current drummer, J, joined the band in 2005, playing his first show with the band just weeks before the infamous Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans sending the members of the band into separate cities. This hiatus did not stop them, in fact, since their reformation they have recorded and released a full-legnth album entitled "I'd Rather be a Lightning Rod than a Seismograph" (a Ken Kesey quote) and are working on their next album which will most likely be recorded at Big Brown later this year.

 These guys are some of my best friends and co-cerators of the festival, and it wouldn't happen without them!
Try to check them out at Burning Crawfish this Saturday! They go on at 3:00.

Then, stick around for their corporate-gangster alter-egos...White Colla Crimes later that night.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Band Profile: Lovey Dovies

One of my favorite New Orleans bands, the Lovey Dovies serve up a delicious helping of what can only be described as good ol' fashion grunge rock. Landing somewhere between Dinosaur Jr and Local H, Lovey Dovies really bring you to a happy place with some of the catchiest hooks I've ever heard. Their self-titled debut CD is awesome from beginning to end...each song standing out in its own special way.

While they are still a relatively new band (formed  in 2009), they have already toured extensively including east and west coasts as well as South America! They have a great website and blog with stories and pictures from the road....

Not only are they great at what they do, they are awesome guys too! I'll never forget how they stayed and helped clean up after Burning Crawfish last year before I was even fully awake! That is one way to ensure you'll be invited back!! Thanks Lovey Dovies.

Check out their sweet video... "Workhorse"