2nd Annual Last Waltz - New Orleans

2nd Annual Last Waltz - New Orleans

Join an all-star crew of New Orleans musicians and special guests as they pay homage to The Band's "last show" which was performed on November 25th, 1976, and included the best and brightest musicians of that era. The original movie by Martin Scorsese has been lauded as one of the greatest musical documentaries of all time. For one night only, Joy Theater and friends re-creates that magical night!

Some of the absolute top musicians in the great city of New Orleans will bring you a very special night of legendary music, in an attempt to recreate the magic on the anniversary weekend of The Last Waltz's original release.

Artist lineup to be announced shortly.

Papa Mali

Reggie Scanlan (of the Radiators)

Reggie Scanlan is a bass guitar player and photographer from New Orleans, Louisiana and a founding member of swamp rock band, The Radiators.

In 1974, Scanlan got an opportunity to jam with legendary New Orleans pianist Professor Longhair (aka "Fess"). In 1977, Scanlan was invited to join Fess's band, and he toured with Fess until the end of the year, when most of the band was replaced. During that time Scanlan and guitarist Dave Malone were in a band called Road Apple. In January 1978 Ed Volker invited both men to jam with Camile Baudoin and Frank Bua, Jr. who were members with him in a band called The Rhapsodizers. The jam lasted for about 5 hours and at the end of the session The Radiators were born. Reggie's photography is the cover art for two of the Radiators albums, New Dark Ages and Bucket of Fish.

Robert Mercurio (Galactic)

Robert Mercurio, along with Jeff Raines, grew up in the Washington D.C. area. Together, they played in a number of different local bands. When it was time to pick a college to attend, the city the school was in was more important than the school. They wanted to be in New Orleans. "We heard about the Meters and knew about the whole scene," Mercurio says. "We knew we wanted to play music but we also had to go to school." So Robert ended up at Tulane University (Raines at Loyola). But the real classes were conducted in the city's music clubs. On their first night in town, Mercurio and Raines went to Benny's, an after hours club where late night funk and blues went down. The club has now been closed down due to city officials declaring the club a neighborhood nuisance. "We fell in love with that scene." It was places like Benny's and Tipitina's that kept Mercurio in New Orleans during his tenure at Tulane, and is what keeps him there to this day!
"I remember when I was a freshman in college going to shows at Tipitina's that were totally packed and thinking to myself 'Maybe someday I'll play here.' Looking up at that Professor Longhair banner...imagining what it would look like from the stage, instead of from the audience. We never intended for [Galactic] to be this successful. I never thought I'd really be making a living off of music. But I can't say I'm not happy about it."

Honey Island Swamp Band

New Orleans Suspects

Terence Higgins

Darcy Malone

Ron Johnson

CR Gruver

Jake Eckert

John Mooney

John Mooney is an American blues guitarist and singer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has developed a unique music style by combining Delta blues, with the funky second line beat of New Orleans. As a guitarist, he is especially known for his slide guitar work.

In 1976, Mooney moved to New Orleans, and soon he was playing with host of musicians in the New Orleans R&B circuit including Earl King, The Meters, Snooks Eaglin and Professor Longhair.

He released his first album Comin' Your Way on Blind Pig Records in 1979. In 1981, he formed his own band Bluesiana with whom he has been recording and touring since. He has released albums from several different labels including Against the Wall on nationally distributed House of Blues label in the U.S., and also others from German labels CrossCut and Ruf. In 2000, he returned to Blind Pig to release Gone to Hell which featured Dr. John as a special guest. All I Want followed two years later on the label.

His latest release Big Ol' Fiya was nominated for Blues Music Awards' "Contemporary Blues Album of the Year" in 2006.

Johnny Sansone

Johnny Sketch

Dave Jordan and the NIA

Dave Jordan is a New Orleans based singer/songwriter/bassist and guitar player. Over the course of nearly 20 years and 3 bands, he has produced or co-produced 6 albums, played nearly 2000 shows nationwide and performed or recorded with some of the most esteemed musicians in New Orleans and across the country; including recording with Art Neville, Anders Osborne, Joe Krown, Bill Summers and more; and performances with such bands as the Meters, Little Feat, Widespread Panic, Bob Weir's RatDog, Los Lobos and many more. His work as founder and frontman of the long running funk/roots band, Juice, landed the band a Best of the Beat award for Best Emerging Funk/Soul/R&B Band and nominations for Best Roots Rock Band and Best Roots Rock Album for 2000's Anders Osborne produced, All Lit Up. His song Biggest Little Shrimp In Town- the title track of an award winning short film- was re-recorded by Art Neville and the Beverly Hills Short Film Festival created an award for Best Song to recognize their collaboration. His most recent work, as a solo artist, has quickly become one of the most talked about roots rock acts in New Orleans and his critically acclaimed solo debut, These Old Boots, was named a Top 10 Local Release of 2010 by the Times Picayune and nola.com.

Alex McMurray

Bert Cotton

Erica Falls

Mark Mullins

Mike Doussan

Naughty Professor Horns

Paul Sanchez

$20.00 - $60.00

Tickets

Join an all-star crew of New Orleans musicians and special guests as they pay homage to The Band's "last show" which was performed on November 25th, 1976, and included the best and brightest musicians of that era. The original movie by Martin Scorsese has been lauded as one of the greatest musical documentaries of all time. For one night only, Joy Theater and friends re-creates that magical night!

 

Some of the absolute top musicians in the great city of New Orleans will bring you a very special night of legendary music, in an attempt to recreate the magic on the anniversary weekend of The Last Waltz's original release.

 

Artist lineup to be announced shortly.

 

A portion of all ticket proceeds will be donated to New Orleans Musicians' Clinic. More information on the foundation can be found here.

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