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"Prospect.3: Notes…

Jan 25 - 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

17th Annual Martin…

Jan 25 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Jan 25 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Jan 25 - Mar 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Jan 25 - Mar 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

House of Blues Gospel…

Jan 25 - 25, 2015
Grammy award winning star Kirk Franklin is joining forces with the House of… more

King Cake Festival

Jan 25 - 25, 2015
Ochsner presents the second annual King Cake Festival - a celebration… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Jan 25 - 25, 2015
Broadway's first rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice illuminates the… more

Marigny Opera House…

Jan 25 - 25, 2015
Program 2 of the Inaugural Season of the Marigny Opera House Dance Company will… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Jan 25 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Ogden Museum Free Day!

Jan 25 - 25, 2015
Presented by The Helis Foundation. more

Prospect.3 - Basquiat…

Jan 25 - 25, 2015
Curated by Franklin Sirmans, the Artistic Director for P.3: Notes for Now,… more

Prospect.3 - Keith…

Jan 25 - 25, 2015
A selection of images from Calhoun and McCormick's extensive body of work on… more

Prospect.3 – Herbert…

Jan 25 - 25, 2015
Drawing upon the Ogden Museum's own collection in addition to a loan from his… more

Prospect.3 – Keith…

Jan 25 - 25, 2015
A selection of images from Calhoun and McCormick's extensive body of work on… more

Rock 'n' Roll New…

Jan 25 - 25, 2015
Join the Rockingest Run with Carnival Fun! Party through a 10K, 1/2 marathon or… more

The Gasperi…

Jan 25 - Feb 22, 2015
Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

The New Orleans…

Jan 25 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Jan 25 - 25, 2015
Join us for  Ivan Griffin, bass/baritone with Michael Borowitz, pianist.… more

Alliance Francaise

Jan 26 - 31, 2015
Learn French with the Alliance Française- now in METAIRIE! Our next… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Jan 25 - 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

New Orleans Web Series “Bloody Sunday Sessions” Brings Mule-Drawn Music to the Masses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Tiffany Napper
615-268-2495
tiffany@batsonstrings.com

New Orleans Web Series "Bloody Sunday Sessions" Brings Mule-Drawn Music to the Masses

Free screening will showcase 12 acoustic videos and live performances by King James and Colin Lake at One Eyed Jacks

 

New Orleans, LA (March 26, 2013) - New Orleans is gaining a bigger musical spotlight. Bloody Sunday Sessions is a web-based video series of stripped down musical performances recorded from the back of the iconic mule-drawn carriages throughout the streets of the city. Bloody Sunday Sessions will officially debut the next 12 videos at a free screening party from 7:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at One Eyed Jacks.

The event will also feature live acoustic performances by former and upcoming Bloody Sunday Sessions artists, including King James and Colin Lake. Starting on April 7th, there will be a release of one video per week for a period of three months on the official website at www.BloodySundaySessions.com. At the screening, creator Eric Heigle will announce the forthcoming, previously unreleased weekly schedule in addition to unveiling a few future artists who are booked for the series. In true Bloody Sunday Sessions style, free Bloody Marys will be served to screening attendees. 

"New Orleans and South Louisiana at large have a remarkable level of musical talent. Some of the best musicians in the world call Louisiana home," said Heigle. "Bloody Sunday Sessions seeks to increase exposure for the artists we know and admire by producing and hosting high-quality live music videos. We also have been able to take advantage of New Orleans as a destination for touring bands, filming while they are in town and providing the artists with a unique New Orleans experience they cannot get anywhere else."

Bloody Sunday Sessions are filmed on the streets of New Orleans rather than in a studio environment, and the atmosphere of the city streets often makes its way into the videos. Through an exclusive partnership with Royal Carriages, Bloody Sunday Sessions has the ability to choose filming locations around the city. The dynamic of the performer is matched to the area of New Orleans that is chosen, and the bands and performers are encouraged to get creative within the confines of the unconventional and kinetic framework. Production takes place on Sundays, and keeping in tune with the name of the series, musicians receive Bloody Marys as lagniappe.

This project was made possible by a successful fundraising campaign through the popular fan-funded website Kickstarter. Four videos have been released thus far including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Treme Brass Band, New Orleans Bingo! Show, and Fishbone. Edward Sharpe's Bloody Sunday Session video received more than 10,000 YouTube views and 900 Facebook shares in the first day of its release.

For more information or to see the currently released web videos, visit www.BloodySundaySessions.com, or find the series on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.