Monday, August 17, 2009

GROOVESECT ft. The Wild Magnolias
plus Theryl "Houseman" DeClouet

w/ Honey Island Swamp Band

@ Sullivan Hall

Friday August 28th

Groovesect
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Since March 2006, the members of Groovesect have blazed a trail through the streets and clubs of the New Orleans music scene, on a mission to secure their place amongst some of the finest musicians the town can offer. Inspired by the syncopated funk beats and jazz rhythms of New Orleans and beyond, the guys pay homage to the greats while forging their own unique sound. Groovesect's sound reflects the deep musical relationships they have with one another after playing in various incarnations in the Crescent City since they were eighteen. Each a skilled veteran in their craft, they push each other further and further each show while still maintaining that steady groove, of which they are beginning to be quite known for. They blend rock, jazz, soul, and fusion music while still getting down on that nasty funk that they do best.

Since Alfred "Uganda" Roberts joined the band in the spring of 2007, Groovesect has been voted the number one Funk Band and number two Contemporary Jazz Band in the 2007 Best of the Big Easy Awards (Where Y'at Magazine). Uganda is one of New Orleans' greatest living legends. He was the only steady member of Professor Longhair's band and has toured and recorded with the Meters, Dr. John, Herbie Mann, Willie T, and many other New Orleans music luminaries.
Honey Island Swamp Band 9:30pm
Great music begins with great songs, and great songs are what the Honey Island Swamp Band is all about. The band came together after 4 friends were marooned in San Francisco after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Their eponymous EP was recorded in 2006 at famed studio The Plant in Sausalito, CA, and was received so well that they all decided to continue the band upon moving back to New Orleans in 2007. In April 2009, the band released its first full-length album, Wishing Well, produced by Tom Drummond of Better Than Ezra, followed by their premiere performances at the French Quarter Festival and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival.

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