Thursday, June 27, 2013

Time out NY: Davell Crawford sings "Creole Man" in a live performance (video)

Davell Crawford
Photograph: Dino Perucci 
 Check out a live in-studio video—a TONY exclusive—of R&B song man Davell Crawford, playing NYC this Saturday at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater. On "Creole Man," he flaunts his hometown pride with velvet vocals and bluesy piano lines.
The pianist-singer is celebrating the release of his new album, My Gift to You—his first in 13 years. You can stream the NOLA-indebted record, which came out last week, over at Paste.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Henry Butler
A family friendly brunch with New Orleans paino legend Henry Butler.

Enjoy the music and stories of a man who is deeply connected with the music of New Orleans. The rise, swing, and rumble of his fingers channel sounds as diverse as that of his birthplace: jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues, and R&B. A ten-time Pinetop Perkins (formerly W. C. Handy) Best of Blues Instrumentalist Award nominee, Butler brings his vivid, inquisitive personality into every performance. Butler's impeccable skill and distinguished career have inspired countless audiences, making him the premier exponent of the New Orleans jazz and blues piano tradition.

Tickets for the July 21st and August 11th performances are available here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Upcoming: Brass-A-Holics @ Subculture for $0.01


Thu, June 13, 2013

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm


In the year 2010, a brand new sound was born. The Brass-A-Holics Band and the Go-go Brass Funk genre joined the ranks of the time honored traditions, culture and music that have come out of the great city of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The ensemble contains the core New Orleans brass elements - trumpet, trombone, saxophone and sousaphone, but also adds a full drum set, percussion, keyboard, and an electric guitar for a unique sound that is transcending the traditional world of brass band music. A Brass-A-Holics live show is a singular experience. Where else can you hear the influences of Miles Davis, Nirvana, John Coltrane, Wham, Cyndi Lauper, Kanye West, and Louis Armstrong all in one set?

The band was conceived by renowned trombonist Winston Turner, whose roots stem from the St. Augustine High School Marching 100, the Southern University Human Jukebox, The Pinstripes Brass Band, and The Soul Rebels Brass Band. He created the "Go-go Brass Funk" genre by merging the unrivaled New Orleans brass sound with Washington, DC's funky Go-go groove and topping off this instrumental gumbo with a personal touch of keys and strings. This uniquely diverse band consists of 8 members: Winston Turner, Tannon Williams, Matt Clark, Jason "Slick" Slack, Keiko Komaki, Robin Clabby, Rickey Caesar, and Dwayne Muhammad. Although there are differences in culture, style, and swagger within this band, the members of the Brass-A-Holics collectively bring to you a unique sound that is unparalleled to anything you have ever heard!

Be warned that this sound is a powerful substance, both addictive and intoxicating. It is guaranteed that you will find yourself partying under the influence and addicted to the Brass-A-Holic sound! "I AM…..A BRASS-A-HOLIC"

Venue Information:
45 Bleecker St.
New York, NY, 10012

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Album Stream: Davell Crawford - My Gift to You

Music is in Davell Crawford’s blood. The grandson of the great James “Sugar Boy” Crawford, Davell has been an active member of the New Orleans music scene since single digits.

Album Stream: Davell Crawford - <i>My Gift to You</i>
Crawford was raised in Baptist and Catholic churches, playing organ, piano, and directing and singing in choirs. Since his early years in the church, gospel has remained the driving force of Crawford’s music, but he is not one to shy away from detours into R&B, blues, soul, or funk.

Now Crawford, affectionately known as “The Piano Prince of New Orleans”, is set to release his first album in thirteen years. My Gift to You is, from start to finish, a tribute to Crawford’s birthplace. The album features big names such as Dr. John, Big Freedia, Bobbi Humphrey, Donald Harrison Jr., and Steve Riley & Walter “Wolfman” Washington.

My Gift to You will be released June 11 via Basin Street Records, but you can stream the album in its entirety below. Also be sure to check out this exclusive video of Davell Crawford performing Junco Partner in studio.