Mix Jojo Hermann from Widespread Panic with The Dynamites and what do you get? Slim Wednesday, the day after Fat Tuesday—Southern Psych-Soul. Straight out of a deep soul/funk/boogie voodoo cauldron, Slim Wednesday’s debut full-length, Reptile Show, jumps from jam to deep dish funk to New Orleans piano to troubadour soul to Toussaint-style gut bucket. A new sound of some old sounds that have come around--to help us get down.
Slim Wednesday's lineup is stacked with funk, soul and jazz sluggers--with Jon Jackson (Macy Gray) on sax, Ben Clark (Anderson East) on trumpet, Jojo Hermann (Widespread Panic) on keys and vocals, Greg Bryant (Dara Tucker) on bass, Bill Elder (a.k.a. Leo Black from The Dynamites) on guitar and vocals, and Kevin Mabin, the heavy-hitting groove machine for this band since the get-go. All very busy guys, but several times a year, the planets align to bring this krewe together on the road, in order to deliver Louisiana soul, funk, and boogie in their truest, and newest forms.
A section of this show will be dedicated to the musical legacy of New Orleans’ piano legend Professor Longhair who would have turned 100 this year.
Since 2010, the Brass-a-Holics have been taking their unique sound around the world. Steeped in the deep musical culture of New Orleans, the band brings a heavy dose of go-go funk to the New Orleans brass sound. In a blending of musical cultures stemming from cities separated by more than a thousand miles, a Brass-a-Holics live show takes the New Orleans brass band culture and infuses it with the electricity of Washington D.C.'s go-go. The resulting sound is both captivating and unique. The band consists of core New Orleans brass elements- trumpet, trombone, saxophone- and adds a full drum set, percussion, keyboard, bass and electric guitar, giving the band limitless options to explore new sonic territory. Whether performing their original music or using the framework of hit pop songs as springboards for fiery improvisations, there is something in the set to appeal to every music fan. Once the music starts, the demographics blend and a brand new experience is created- one that leaves one-of-a-kind memories that live on long after the last note.