2013 Band Lineup
Lee Fields and the Expressions
There aren't too many artists making soul music today who had a release in 1969, back when R&B was first beginning to give the drummer some. Lee Fields, however, is one such artist--or maybe he's better labeled a phenomenon.
With a catalogue that ranges from James Brown-style funk to lo-fi blues to contemporary Southern soul to collaborations with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig, Lee Fields has done it all. Today, with The Expressions--Truth & Soul's house band, Lee Fields continues to evolve, enmeshed into the group's sweeping, string-laden, cinematic soul sound
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Robert Randolph and The Family Band featuring Anders Osborne
Robert Randolph and the Family Band is an American funk and soul band led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph. Robert Randolph learned his trade as a pedal steel guitarist at his Orange, NJ church and his group made an immediate impact on the jam-band circuit, opening for the North Mississippi All-Stars and Medeski, Martin & Wood.
Rolling Stone included Robert on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. While the band play in the here and now, their influences are clearly born from ‘70s textures.
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Rebirth Brass Band
Simply put, The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the now infamous Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world.
Their signature brand of heavy funk has not only won over several generations of music lovers, it has become the soundtrack to an entire city.
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The Apache Relay
The Apache Relay debuted in 2009 with its first LP entitled 1988, an album which immediately drew attention with its mix of traditional folk rock and country some curious complemented by the voice of their vocalist. The band also has a very special energy that is transmitted both in recording and in their live performances, which have not stopped offering since its debut three years ago.
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Eric’s music has been described by USA Today as “pumping soul into funk, blue and roots-rock.” (April 23, 2009). The Los Angeles Daily News says “Lindell serves up bluesy blue-eyed soul smothered with a big heap of New Orleans funk…The shuffling interplay of electric guitars, percolating organ and Creole horns never fails to make you feel like dancing all the way down Canal Street.” (January 27, 2008
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Since forming in 2007, The Revivalists have rightfully earned their reputation as the next breakout band from the music capital of New Orleans. The group’s blend of soulful, syncopated rock and earnest songwriting comes to life through a meticulously crafted and ever-evolving live performance. In 2011 they were named Best Emerging Artist at Gambit Magazine’s Big Easy Awards, and were nominated for Best Rock Act in 2012.
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Mississippi Rail Company
The business of Mississippi Rail Company is moving music forward via a vehicle of the past. Their music is an experiment in irony,
embracing New Orleans roots music, rock ’n roll, folk, and blues traditions while refusing to fall subject to any of their claims.
Their music breaks wholly new ground, rejecting any pull toward a simple re-hash of past musical genres. There is nothing tired,
tried, or weary about their sound as it re-thinks (and re-shapes) a century of American musical traditions. In short, it manages
to sound as if it could have been produced in 1920, even as its content and structure are a decade ahead of its time.
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Lost Bayou Ramblers
Lost Bayou Ramblers was born deep in South Louisiana performing old style, predominantly acoustic Cajun music at clubs and festivals across the US, Europe, and Canada. After years of playing traditional style, the Lost Bayou Ramblers found themselves needing to grow. To create a new sound that combined not just the sounds of their heritage, but all the musical influences they grew up loving.
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