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NOISEWATER is a New Orleans funk outfit that re-ignites the genre by fusing rock, jazz, reggae, and metal with one question in mind: “Will it FUNK?”

Throwing down where others are phoning it in, NOISEWATER’s hard rocking edge harnesses the New Orleans culture that inspires them while setting stages ablaze with the sheer power of their sound. NOISEWATER is fronted by Norwegian born Ole, Oddlokken, whose psychedelic tenor sax blazes over, under and through a taut, throbbing rhythm section with Brandon Hotard, guitar; former bass player John Meunier, Jr., Cody Fahnestock, drums, Chad Toups, percussion, and the searing Chad Carlile on keyboard and harmonica. The tongue in cheek titles found on their eponymous Louisiana Red Hot Records debut (Smacka Pitch, Boose Looty, Funkoteque) remind you at once that this band will always bring the party. Singles like the aforementioned “Funkoteque,” “Whatcha Know,” and “Funk as Prescribed” are no-holds-barred jams that make the body move and never let up.

NOISEWATER is a local favorite at New Orleans’ favorite venue, the world renowned Tipitina’s, and has supported some of New Orleans’ most potent exports (New Orleans Suspects, Soul Rebels, Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives and Bo Dollis Jr. and the Wild Magnolias to name a few) in concert halls and festival stages all over the Gulf Region. NOISEWATER proves time and again that funk is as commanding and explosive as it ever was, and in New Orleans, they’re leading the charge with “Bro-Funk” at its finest. www.noisewatermusic.com

NATIONAL STREET DATE – 8/10/2018

“Cyril Neville has long been one of our most soulful voices. That, along with his writing and production talents, are on vital display in this stirring collection.” – Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine

On Saturday, July 14 The Recording Academy™ will honor its 2018 Special Merit Awards recipients with “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®.” Among those honored will be the likes of Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Tina Turner, and Uptown Ruler himself, Cyril Neville, being celebrated for his work with The Meters. All will occur the day after Neville’s 5-disc box set of his independently produced “Endangered Species” catalog will be released on his son Omari Neville’s nascent label World Order Records, distributed by Louisiana Red Hot.

2018 has proven to be a banner year for the youngest among the Neville Brothers which started with Cyril being awarded OffBeat Magazine’s “Best Male Vocalist” prize. The release represents Cyril and his progeny taking back full control of his career and music, which is plenty to celebrate. The box set includes sought after titles produced by Cyril that were previously unavailable, and which feature a host of Louisiana legends on record. The companion compilation of “Essential Recordings,” curated by LRHR, has already charted on Amazon’s Top 20 Blues releases and is receiving stellar reviews and features the brand new single “Love Has Got To Win” whose exclusive debut will appear on www.relix.com on the day of the album release.

Read Jim Hyne’s full review for Elmore Magazine.

NATIONAL STREET DATE: 7/13/18

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Louisiana Red Hot Records is the proud distributor for New Orleans’ Future Funk super group Water Seed whose latest release “Say Yeah!! Live at the Blue Nile” debuted on the Billboard Charts in four different categories.

Billboard Top 40 Recording Artist, Water Seed is a progressive innovative band that dares to bring musicianship, dexterity and creativity to Funk, Soul, R&B, Fusion, and Future Funk. Spearheading the progressive R&B movement, Water Seed is reminiscent of the funkier side of the R&B genre. Mixing the sounds of James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Prince and Earth Wind and Fire, Water Seed captures a modern sound that bridges the musical gap a la Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson and Childish Gambino.

Key appearances include the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Essence Festival, Trombone Shorty’s Shorty Fest, and headlining at the Apollo Theater with a sold out show. Beyond their weekly residency at New Orleans’ esteemed Blue Nile, Water Seed maintains an aggressive touring schedule, sharing stages with Janelle Monae, Tank and the Bangas, Lalah Hathaway, Tisha Campbell-Martin, and Cyril Neville. Their self-released studio album “We Are Stars” climbed to #27 in the R&B album charts. The follow-up live album “Say Yeah!!” is a love letter to the worldwide fans who have fueled their steady climb. The Deluxe edition includes live concert footage for all songs included on this one of a kind recording.

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Louisiana Red Hot Records is proud to welcome Offbeat Magazine’s 2017 Best Female Vocalist, Erica Falls to its roster.

Erica has recorded and performed with the likes of Grammy Award Winning Allen Toussaint, Joe Sample, Dr. John, Sting, No Doubt, Jennifer Hudson and John Fogerty. On her debut CD “ME, MYSELF AND MUSIC” her singing, arrangements, and songwriting are on full display. She was also handpicked by Lee Daniels himself for the lead singing role in his critically acclaimed feature film “The Butler.”

While touring with the nationally known funk band Galactic, Falls is writing and recording her sophomore project titled “Vintage Soul”. “Music is a universal healer no matter the language barrier and I am privileged to be one of its messengers.”

Already a hometown triumph, her latest release “HomeGrown” will be re-introduced to national markets by Louisiana Red Hot Records in the summer of 2018 in anticipation of a new studio release.

“I listen to her when I want to be high on my soul.” – Lilli Lewis fan

Set against the buoyant backdrop of the New Orleans bon vivant, “The Henderson Sessions” is an exquisitely intimate self-portrait with Lilli Lewis’s vocals set to the barest of piano accompaniment. The record was co-produced by Lewis alongside James “Jimbo” Walsh (HBO’s Treme) and Mark Bingham (Allen Ginsberg, REM, Sun-Ra) at a studio built in a country home in Henderson, LA that was once used as refuge for Walsh’s musical community after Hurricane Katrina. When the three teamed up to demo songs for a full band album, they found the songs had something useful to say in their most raw, earnest, and primitive incarnation.

​Award-winning singer/songwriter Lilli Lewis grew up on a dirt road on the outskirts of Athens, GA. She is the daughter of a southern minister and a Chicago reared civil rights activist, and her bent towards social justice is reflected in her music and stage show. The prolific writer, composer, pianist, and producer has been composing music since she started playing piano at the age of three. Lewis is known for her powerful vocals and progressive message. The classically trained “folk-rock diva” is a sought after featured performer on main stages across the United States and abroad. In 2017, feminist folk trio The Malvinas recorded Lilli’s “O, Let Your Light Shine Bright” (Louisiana Red Hot, 2016) on God Bless the Grass (Soona Songs). Lewis made New Orleans her home in 2013 where she performs regularly as a soloist and with her acoustic soul orchestra, The Lilli Lewis Project (LLP). Lewis is also a current member of sousaphone master Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove.

NATIONAL STREET DATE: 2/16/18

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