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  • Sat
    19
    Apr
    2014

    Josh Garrett

    7:30 p.m. - $10.00

    Josh Garrett is a Blues singer and guitar player from New Roads, LA. He and his family relocated to the bayou town of Houma, LA (Terrebonne Parish) when he was a young child. While growing up in Houma, Josh was exposed to Cajun, Zydeco, and Blues music at the local music festivals. He picked up his father’s guitar when he was 12 years old and started writing songs soon after. By age 20, he was performing several times a week in downtown Houma, LA. At age 24, Garrett was deployed with the Army to Iraq, and his music interests were put on hold for a while. Early in his 26th year he returned to the United States and civilian life with a handful of songs that were written during his deployment overseas. These songs would become his first album entitled, “Changed Man”. Garrett then started to travel regionally with his band (then known as the “Bottomline”) to promote his new album. In late 2008, he relocated to Nashville, TN, under contract to perform three nights a week at a club on Historic Printer's Alley. While there he recorded his second album, “Live on Printer’s Alley” - a double live album released November 20, 2009. In 2010, Garrett returned to Louisiana, and began work on his third album, "String of Problems”. He says about his return, “I was rejuvenated by moving back to Louisiana; I love it here so much. It’s my home. My family is here. My life is here. I think the music on the record reflects that.” The album, “String of Problems” was released by The Josh Garrett Band in August of 2011. “I feel like I’m at the beginning of my career. There’s a lot more for me to do, a lot more places to go, a lot more shows to play, and a lot more albums to record.” Josh Garrett has become known for his soulful vocals, emotional guitar work, and that "flavor" that only comes from those with Louisiana in their blood.

    Courtesy of joshgarrettmusic.com

  • Fri
    25
    Apr
    2014

    The Nace Brothers

    7:30 p.m. - $10.00

    Seasoned professionals they’ve earned the respect of promoters, club owners, producers and peers for their dedication to their craft, easy going confidence and their refreshing lack of pretense. A testimony to their dedication is the simple fact of high quality performances and musicianship for 31 years, in what has been deemed, A Lifelong Road Trip In 1993 the title track "Club 15" was also on the compilation c.d. "Margaritaville Cafe - Late Night Menu" on MCA Records featuring Jimmy Buffett and various other artists. Fourth generation performers their musical heritage began in the latter part of the 19th century with their great-great grandfather the classically trained violinist Valandingham Nace. The legacy continued in the 1920’s and 30’s with their grandfather Percy a multi-instrumentalist and square dance caller. By the late 40’s their father was playing box suppers and square dances. Johnny Nace progressed from playing rural dances to leading the house bands on the regional radio and television programs “Hillbilly Jamboree” and “Circle Six Ranch”. He recorded rockabilly in the late 50’s before finding his musical home during the golden age of honky-tonk. An astute songwriter he led a top notch band to regional success with songs like “Sing me the blues” and “Blue Notes”. Their 1997 release “Roots of Steel” is a tribute to their father and the lessons he taught them. In their 31st year as a touring group the Nace Brothers are poised for a larger audience. Brilliant songwriting, expressive vocals, soaring guitar and a rock solid rhythm section combine for entertainment at its best.

    Courtesy of nacebros.com

  • Sat
    26
    Apr
    2014

    Platinum Express

    7:30 p.m. - $10.00

    Jump on board Kansas City's own Platinum Express as they bring you the finest Rhythm and Blues, Hot-Buttered Soul, Motown, and Sophisticated Funk in the country. Dedicated to "keepin' the music alive," Platinum Express is a high energy show band creating its own unique sound by blending its hard driving five piece horn section, the "Full Steam Horns," with its airtight rhythm section and layering in the soaring harmonies of its three lead vocalists, plus front man, JJ Johnson, whose remarkable renditions of James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Ollie Woodson (the Temptations), Johnny Taylor and other icons consistently leave crowds screaming for more. Platinum Express prides itself on its professionalism, bringing to the stage a remarkable combination of experience, stage presence and musical expertise. Collectively, members of Platinum Express share two Grammy awards and have performed with such musical icons as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, members of the Temptations, the Righteous Brothers, Sister Sledge, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, Wayne Newton, The Tonight Show Band, members of Tower of Power, Bloodstone, Kevin Mahogany, and Kansas City Battle of the Bands winner George. Platinum Express is the complete musical experience, bringing to the stage state-of-the-art sound and lighting expertly orchestrated by Brian Doyle, whose credits include Sheryl Crow, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Smashing Pumpkins.

    Courtesy of platinumexpressband.com

  • Fri
    02
    May
    2014

    Levee Town

    7:30 p.m. - $10.00

    Pages of Paperwork is the fifth installment in Levee Town’s catalog. With a sound built on years of constant performing and songwriting, the band has created a hard-driving, smoothly-polished, soulful record. Pages of Paperwork exhibits a maturity and sophistication borne of heartbreak and the joy of personal resurgence. Songwriters Hudspeth, Garoutte, and Meade share a convergent vision of the world-at-large and craft their individual tunes in a similar vein. The band chugs along with astonishing energy and focus. Vocally, Levee Town is obviously comfortable performing an ever-widening array of styles. From rocking shuffles to grinding slow blues to North-Mississippi-style rockers to KC swing numbers, Pages Of Paperwork is an exhilarating breath of fresh air and a joy to take in. . The beat is supplied by Jan Faircloth. He is originally from central Kansas, and builds the rock solid foundation of Levee Town’s rhythm. He can mesmerize you with a constant count, bang’em like Bonham, or tickle your ears with the brushes. Jan even sings chorus. Jacque Garoutte multi-instrumentalist arranger and producer fills in the bass with years of musical experience. From Miami Oklahoma, Jacque lays down a deep strong bass line, supplies quite bit of energy onstage, and sings with a smooth single malt voice. From Chicago, Jimmie Meade plays the harmonica like a man possessed by…angels and demons alike. He will make you smile as he jumps and jives during his intense harp and vocal renditions of Dylan and Waters. While growing up in central Oklahoma, Brandon Hudspeth saw Johnny Cash on Sesame Street and had to start pickin’ on guitars. As he sings, he rings the neck of his wide body Gibson like its a Flying Vee dipped in gasoline. These guys are blazing hot! They will cause you to stomp your feet, clap your hands, and maybe dance on the tables. Levee Town generates a lot of excitement and a smokin’ good time. For your own protection, you better wear a fire suit!

    Courtesy of leveetown.com

  • Fri
    23
    May
    2014
    Sat
    24
    May
    2014

    Cate Brothers Weekend

    7:30 p.m. Details Coming Soon...