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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 16 - 16, 2014
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Kinder Garden:…

Sep 16 - 30, 2014
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Kinder Garden:…

Sep 16 - 30, 2014
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Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 16 - 30, 2014
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New Orleans Fringe…

Sep 16 - Oct 15, 2014
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Standing in the…

Sep 16 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (no more)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Standing in the…

Sep 16 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 16 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 16, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Sep 16 - Oct 7, 2014
Join us for "Organ & Labyrinth" and candlelight with Albinas… more

True Colors Exhibition

Sep 16 - 18, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

Dillard University to…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
MC Lyte will spend an evening discussing her new release "Dear John"… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 17 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 17 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 17 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lakefront Arena…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
Demi Lovato's World Tour makes a stop at the Lakefront Arena - this will be one… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 17 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Pat O'Brien's Halfway…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
The Leprechauns will make a mid-year appearance this year when Pat O'Brien's… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

Tom Gibbs presents…

Sep 17 - 17, 2014
Historian Tom Gibbs will examine the Battle of Peleliu and the toll it took on… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 16 - 16, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Ponderosa Stomp Festival Unveils New 'Behind the Curtain' Mini-Doc

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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Heather West
Western Publicity
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Ponderosa Stomp Festival Unveils New 'Behind the Curtain' Mini-Doc

Featuring Music from the Line-up Including Swamp Dogg, Chris Montez, Baby Washington, Maxine Brown, The Standells, Ty Wagner, Chris Clark, Spencer Wiggins

October 3-5 in New Orleans, Louisiana 

July 8, 2013- There was a time when popular music was distilled from desperation, striving, raw ambition and a healthy fear of the damnation of the Lord. Menace was in the air as the odds were damn near impossible to beat, getting out of the fields and into a Cadillac, proving to the world that toughness and talent could take a poverty-stricken kid to the bright lights of town. Songs with an edge, a secret code, a punk energy that is undeniable - that is the music of the Ponderosa Stomp. Be it soul singers, country creole, or young rock n' rollers leading the way for the next generation to blossom in garages around the country, the music fanatics of the Stomp bulldoze the slick detritus of contemporary music to find the rawest, deepest stuff out there, simmering under the surface, waiting to be rediscovered before it's too late. Artists who could nail vocal takes in the studio, without the benefit of auto-tune or even adequate microphones, were the order of the day, and they invented pop music. They are still out there among us, and the Stomp exists to celebrate these architects of American music.

Hear the sounds of this incredible line-up in our Behind the Curtains overview video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhNom9AJVZA&feature=youtu.be

The 2013 Ponderosa Stomp Festival, including the Concert, Music History Conference, Hip Drop and Record Show, is scheduled to take place October 3rd - 5th, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The concert takes place at Rock ‘n' BowlTM and includes many artists who rarely perform live, including Swamp Dogg, Chris Montez and Chris Clark, the first white soul singer on Motown. Louisiana country soul man George Perkins, garage original Ty Wagner and early rockers like Eddie Daniels and producer/songwriter/singer Boogaloo. Baby Washington and Maxine Brown slayed audiences at the Ponderosa Stomp at Lincoln Center two years ago, earning slots on the official festival this year while the 60's Sunset Strip is represented by The Standells and The Sloths! The full line-up is below.

The 2013 Ponderosa Stomp Concert Line-Up:

Swamp Dogg
Chris Montez
Maxine Brown
Baby Washington
Chris Clark
Richard Caiton
Charles Brimmer
James Alexander
Lynn August
George Perkins
The Sloths
The Standells
Guanga Dyns
Ty Wagner
Gino Parks
Spencer Wiggins
Sonny Green
Bobby Parker
Bobby Crown
Eddie Daniels
Charlie Gracie
Boogaloo

The Ponderosa Stomp offers a variety of cool travel packagesfor these action packed days and nights of music, oral histories, dancing and record trading with some of the best crate diggers around. To book your package or to inquire about hotel rates please call Louisiana Travel Services, toll free at (866) 655-1889, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm CST. You can also visit PonderosaStomp.com for more information.

The 2013 Ponderosa Stomp Festival Events:

Ponderosa Stomp Concert: October 4th - 5th
Rock ‘N' BowlTM - 3000 S. Carrollton Avenue - 504/891-1700
Ponderosa Stomp Music History Conference: October 3rd - 4th
The Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans - 701 Convention Center Blvd.
Ponderosa Stomp Record Show: October 3rd - 5th
The Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans - 701 Convention Center Blvd.
The Hip Drop VI: The Official Pre-Stomp DJ All-Nighter October 3rd
DBA - 618 Frenchman Street

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