Saturday, January 30, 2010

Getting ready for Mardi Gras

Our guitarist Michael Duke is taking the leadership on prepping the band for this year's Mardi Gras season.

The Duke has strong New Orleans credentials, having toured with the great Johnny Adams for six years, serving as Adam's music director. He seems to have about 10,000 classic and obscure New Orleans recordings in his iPod.

Listen for the Slacks playing party faves from Professor Longhair, The Hawketts, Jessie Hill, The Meters, Chris Kenner, Dr. John and more.

The Louisiana connection is strong with The Slacks. Diamond D hales from Slidell, LA., and Texans Jeremy Valadez and Curtis Jerome Haynes are known to have crossed that border a few times.

Come party with us for Mardi Gras:

Feb 5: Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester, MA.

Feb 19: Johnny D's in Somerville, MA.

Feb 20: The C Note in Hull, MA.

And, of course-- Every Thursday night at The Cantab Lounge.

Laissez les bon temps rouler!