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Categorized as: Nightlife & Entertainment
Event tags: music, Pappy's, Country, New Orleans


5pm: The Shadow Mountain Band 8pm: GAL HOLIDAY & THE HONKY TONK REVUE!

July 14, 2012

A few years ago, no one in New Orleans thought that country music would

again thrive alongside jazz, zydeco and funk, but Vanessa Niemann and

David Brouillette of award winning band Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk

Revue have proven the naysayers wrong. Having self-released their second

studio album, “Set Two” in May of 2010 they spent 2011 traveling back

and forth between the Left Coast and the Gulf

Coast picking up players along the way. Performing over 150 dates a

year with The Honky Tonk Revue and their new, drummed down version of

the band which they call The Recessionaires, they show no signs of

letting up for 2012. And with dates already on the books, Vanessa and

Dave are looking forward to taking the band to new places and old

including a trip back to Louisiana for their fifth appearance in a row

at the world renowned New Orleans’ Jazz&Heritage Festival.

With a voice that conjures Patsy Cline, a Johnny Cash attitude and a

reverence for Merle Haggard and Bob Wills, singer Vanessa Niemann pulls

from the best of country, rockabilly and western swing classics. With

the addition of a smattering of songs bordering on the obscure and a few

originals thrown in for good measure, she and her band have managed to

create a show that is pure American roots.

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