Honey Island Swamp Band

Honey Island Swamp Band

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. Formed on the strength of timeless songs from Aaron Wilkinson and Chris Mulé, HISB's "Bayou Americana" sound has been compared to the music of such forefathers as Lowell George, Earl King, Taj Mahal, Jerry Garcia, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Gram Parsons and Jimmy Reed.

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 home to New Orleans in 2007. Wishing Well, the band's first full length album won "Best Blues Album" of 2009 from OffBeat Magazine, which has also honored Honey Island Swamp Band as "Best Emerging Artist" of 2009 and "Best Roots Rock Artist" of 2010. And most recently the band was awarded "Best Roots Rock Artist" at the 2011 Big Easy Awards, widely considered the "Grammys of New Orleans". HISB's newest offering – Good To You – was nominated by OffBeat Magazine as "Best Roots Rock Album" of 2010, was named to numerous "Top 10 CDS of 2010" lists, and has become a staple of most DJs on the Crescent City's legendary radio station WWOZ, as well as on Sirius/XM satellite radio's Bluesville and traditional stations from coast‐to‐coast. Featuring the southern strut of songs such as "Country Girl", "300 Pounds" and the album's first single "Chocolate Cake", Good To You illuminates the mix of country‐inflected rock and New Orleans funky blues that makes Honey Island Swamp Band's music so familiar and unique at the same time.

Topaz & The Golden Dawn Arkestra

The Golden Dawn Arkestra is an afro-funk explosion laying down heavy grooves with cinematic textures. GDA is an 8-12 piece collective that will keep your body shaking on the dance floor while raising your consciousness past the outer most reaches of the cosmos.

Zapot Mgwana was born in Washington DC, he never knew his father but his mother, who worked for the Ethiopian Embassy, always told him Herman Poole Blount (Sun Ra) was his father. When Mgwana was nine they moved to Nigeria where he spent most of his formative years. He recently returned to the states and formed The Golden Dawn Arkestra a collective of African, Funk and Jazz musicians playing music inspired by the likes of Mulatu Astatke, Sun Ra, Grant Green and James Brown.

$12.00 - $75.00

Tickets Available at the Door

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Honey Island Swamp Band with Topaz & The Golden Dawn Arkestra

Friday, December 6 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Antone's - NEW LOCATION

Tickets Available at the Door