Friday, October 15, 2010

Preservation Hall Announces the Return of The Preservation Hall Stage to the 2010 Voodoo Experience

The Preservation Hall Tent at the 2010 Voodoo Experience 

Preservation Hall is proud to announce the return of The Preservation Hall Tent to the 2010 Voodoo Experience, October 29-31 at City Park in New Orleans.  Now in their fifth year presenting a festival stage showcasing the local inheritors to New Orleans’ rich musical legacy, as well as national performers with deep ties to the Crescent City’s traditional roots, the 2010 lineup continues to offer festival-goers an even more diverse representation of Louisiana’s musical heritage. This year’s lineup in the Tent features musical collaborations between some of the region’s finest including Stanton Moore performing with Anders Osborne & Robert Walter, Paul Sanchez with John Boutte, Brian Coogan Band with special guest Mike Dillon, Cedric Burnside with Lightnin’ Malcolm, and The Honey Island Swamp Band with guests Gal Holiday and The Soul Rebels.  Also joining in the festivities are local favorites Theresa Andersson, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Treme Brass Band featuring Uncle Lionel Batiste, DJ Soul Sister, and many more.

The Preservation Hall Tent also welcomes to town gospel trio Como Mamas, afro-beat rockers Toubab Krewe,  and latin-fusion wildmen Locos Por Juana.

DJ T-Roy, Cedric Bursiade and Lightnin’ Malcolm, Honey Island Swamp Band with Gal Holiday and the Soul Rebels Horns, Rose Ledet, Stanton Moore Trio plus Anders Osborne and Robert Walter, Creole String Beans, Coot

DJ Quickie Mart, Locos Por Juana, Theresa Andersson, Paul Sanchez Rolling Road Show ft. John Boutte, Treme Brass Band, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Fatter Than Albert

DJ Soul Sister, Brian Coogan Band with Mike Dillon, Toubab Krewe, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Como Mamas, Leo Jackson and the Melody Clouds, MarchFourth Marching Band

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Here it Comes: Preservation Hall to release LIMITED EDITION (504) 78RPM Format of Tom Waits / PHJB Collaboration!

On November 19th, 2010, Preservation Hall Recordings will release 504 LIMITED EDITION, hand numbered, 78rpm format vinyl records featuring two tracks by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band with very special guest Tom Waits. The proceeds from the sales of this very special project will benefit the Preservation Hall Junior Jazz & Heritage Brass Band, the cornerstone of the Preservation Hall music outreach program in partnership with The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.

“In New Orleans, our musical traditions, are passed down from one generation to the next. I was very fortunate to grow up at the feet of so many masterful musicians.  It’s one of Preservation Hall’s missions to ensure the future of our musical heritage. Our music outreach program guarantees our musical legacy will live on through another generation.” says Creative Director of Preservation Hall and son of the Hall’s founders, Ben Jaffe.

Mr. Waits traveled to New Orleans to record two songs with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for the critically-acclaimed project PRESERVATION: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall and the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program, “Tootie Ma Was A Big Fine Thing”  and “Corrine Died On The Battlefield”. Originally recorded by Danny Barker in 1947, these two selections are the earliest known recorded examples of Mardi Gras Indian chants.

Inspired by the original recordings, the two recently recorded tracks are being released in a beautifully designed, limited-edition 78 rpm format vinyl record, each signed and numbered by Preservation Hall Creative Director Ben Jaffe. The first one hundred records will be accompanied by a custom designed Preservation Hall 78rpm record player(also plays 33 1/3 & 45 rpm records, see specs beow) as part of a Deluxe Donation package. The remaining four hundred and four will be available as a standalone record for the Basic Donation package.

Both packages will be available for IN-PERSON PURCHASE at Preservation Hall in New Orleans on November 19, 2010 at 10:00am Central and for purchase online at on November 20, 2010.  Packages will be limited to one per person.

-Deluxe Donation Tier: $200 – INCLUDES: Limited Edition 78rpm record
AND the limited edition, custom-made Preservation Hall 78 record player(#1-100)

-Basic Donation Tier: $50 – INCLUDES: Limited Edition 78rpm record only (#101-504)
Record Player Specifications:
USB Enabled For Connection to Windows Equipped PC and Mac
Software Suite For Ripping And Editing Audio Content
Belt Driven Turntable Mechanism
Plays 3 Speeds - 33 1/3, 45 And 78 RPM Records
Plays 7", 10" & 12" Records
Fully Automatic Return Tone Arm
Diamond Stylus Needle
Auxiliary Input
Adjustable Tone Control
Dynamic Full Range Stereo Speakers
Chrome Snap Closure
Corner Guards
Metal And Resin Handle

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

PHJB and The Del McCoury Band On The Road: American Legacies Tour, 2010-2011

Preservation Hall Jazz Band and
The Del McCoury Band announce
The American Legacies Tour, 2010-2011

With a combined 100 years of musical influence in the genres of American Bluegrass and Traditional New Orleans Jazz, The Del McCoury Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are true legacies of roots Americana.  Independently, they represent the very best of their respective formats.  Together on stage, the parallel evolution of these two purely American art forms becomes immediately and joyously evident.  With mutual roots in blues and spiritual music and a thematic focus on the trials and tribulations of the American everyman, the live marriage of the high lonesome sound of the Appalachians and the hot and lively music native to the Crescent City create a seamless blend of soul-lifting traditional harmonies guaranteed to bring audiences dancing into the aisles.

Back in 2009, Del McCoury was the first guest vocalist to record a track with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for their critically-acclaimed 2010 release Preservation: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall and the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program, which also featured guest artists Merle Haggard, Tom Waits, Yim Yames, Andrew Bird and over a dozen more.  In the year and a half since that first meeting, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Del McCoury Band have forged an artistically fruitful creative partnership that has yielded not only a host of exciting performances, but a fully collaborative album as well.  Recorded in San Francisco this past July, this exciting new recording will feature the two groups performing together through a selection of traditional jazz and bluegrass standards along with original material by both the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and The Del McCoury Band.

Saturday, October 23, 2010  /  The Family Arena  /  St. Charles, MO (POSTPONED)
Thursday, October 28, 2010  /  Jefferson Center  /  Roanoke, VA
Friday, October 29, 2010  /  Appalachian State University  /  Boone, NC
Saturday, October 30, 2010  /  Duke University  /  Durham, NC
Sunday, November 21, 2010  /  Philharmonic Center for the Arts  /  Naples, FL
More dates to be announced soon!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Special Midnight Performance featuring MC SWEET TEA! (10.28.10)

Preservation Hall presents a midnight show featuring
At Preservation Hall, October 28th, 2010

[Tuesday, October 12th, 2010] In anticipation of her performance at the 2010 Voodoo Experience, Preservation Hall will be welcoming back former New Orleans performance artist/rapper MC Sweet Tea to the Crescent City for a special midnight performance at Preservation Hall on Thursday, October 28th

Currently based out of Austin, Texas, Tiana Hux performs/directs musical theatre under the stage moniker MC Sweet Tea.  These performances span Burlesque, Puppet Theatre, Hip Hop and Performance Art.  Musically, the shows blend Rap/Spoken Word, with elements of rock, electronic, pop and classical music genres.  Her 2005 release, Story, remains an underground classic while her much anticipated new work, Animal Ball, will find its world premiere at Preservation Hall and Voodoo Fest in New Orleans this Halloween, 2010.

MC Sweet Tea will be joined by:

Marcus Bronson (Mr. Go, The Actioneers Band, Skin Berb, Walkaway Parde) - Programming, Bass, Keyboard, Trumpet

Jeff Pagano - Piano

Mykia Jovan - Vocals

Meaghan McDermott (The Atomic Bombshells) - Choreographer/Dancer

Judy Boltin (Quintron and Miss Pussycat) - Dancer

Sarah Borealis - Dancer