GAL HOLIDAY & THE HONKY TONK REVUE!
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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