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“He has no competition in his genres, he’s the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion.” – Rolling Stone magazine

2018 Grammy award nominee and “America’s Hottest Accordion” winner, Dwayne Dopsie plays a high energy zydeco that keeps you wanting more. Dwayne hails from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world and while inspired by tradition, the undisputed Zydeco King has developed a high energy style that defies existing stereotypes and blazes a refreshingly distinct path for 21st century Zydeco music.

To put it plainly, his latest release Bon Ton hits hard. The familiar, unrelenting Zydeco rhythms are met with a virtuosity unmatched by any of his peers. The old soul in his voice powers through searing guitars and the perfect assemblage of horns, yielding a particularly potent brand of rhythm and trance that only Zydeco in its purest form can deliver. Listeners get the heart and soul of the artist with stand out solo tracks like “Chain Gang Worker,” but all in all, the album is exactly what it professes to be: a high impact “Bon Ton” from one of Acadiana’s most masterful lineage bearers.

 

National Street Date: 5/24/2019

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Erica Falls Brings A Little More Joy To The Holiday Season

Louisiana Red Hot Records is pleased to announce the release of Erica Falls’ soulful acoustic rendition of “Angels We Have Heard On High.”

Soul singer and songwriter Erica Falls believes music is a blessing. She credits her unique vintage sound to her childhood growing up in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, where her parents introduced her to Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, and Whitney Houston. This holiday season, Erica infuses a Christmas favorite with her soulful, vintage sound.

“I’ve always wanted to record a Christmas tune and I figured it was about time. This song, written by James Chadwick in 1862, takes me back to when I was in my high school chorus. We would go to hotels, nursing homes, and churches to perform Christmas carols and this one was always my favorite to sing.”

Erica decided to move forward with her idea: “I slept on it for a few days to let the arrangement come to me. This usually happens in my sleep.“ She enlisted local guitarists Chris Adkins and Joy Clark for the project, sending them an a cappella recording to lay the foundation for her vision. Erica brought in Grammy-winning engineer, David Farrell, to track the session at 636 Studios in New Orleans. “They added their magic and together we created a wonderful expression of this traditional Christmas song – they truly helped to bring what was inside my head to fruition. I hope this version brings even more joy to your Holiday Season!”

Street Date: 12/14/2018

Representing the best music from the birthplace of modern American Music, Louisiana Red Hot Records is the “for us, by us” indie record label that serves as the home for the next generation of Louisiana legends.

In our 22nd year, Red Hot is experiencing a rebirth and celebrating our new team’s first full year of releases with a “Best of 2018” compilation. The compilation includes tracks from legendary Grammy winners Cyril Neville and Dr. John, as well as selections from the soundtrack of the powerful documentary One Note At A Time, which tells the story of the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic, founded to heal the musical community after Hurricane Katrina. Also featuring a broad range of emerging artists like New Orleans’ Queen of Neo-Soul Erica Falls, two-time Grammy nominee Sean Ardoin, “Future Funk” phenom Water Seed, hard-hitting funk/rock outfit Noisewater, and poignant singer/songwriter Lilli Lewis, the release will be available on all digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play and Spotify starting on Friday, December 14th, 2018.

“He has no competition in his genres, he’s the Jimmy Hendrix of the accordion.” – Rolling Stone magazine

Born March 3, 1979 in Lafayette, Louisiana, was the last of eight children of Rockin’ Dopsie, Sr., a pioneer of Zydeco music. To this day, Dwayne attributes his passion and prodigious abilities to his father, but the truth is he was simply born to play this music. “This is my calling – Zydeco music is in my blood and it is my heart and soul.”

A virtuoso tradition holder with a high power style of his own, Dwayne Dopsie and his band, the genre defying Zydeco Hellraisers have thrilled audiences over 40 countries and hundreds of cities since his debut at age 19. Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers have enjoyed National exposure with outlets like Rolling Stone Magazine, Good morning America, CBS this morning, Food Network, and The Jamie Kennedy experiment, and his latest release was nominated for a Grammy in 2018. Louisiana Red Hot looks forward to releasing his national debut followup in early 2019.

“Official Soundtrack from the Award-Winning Documentary”

This star-studded soundtrack from the multi-award-winning documentary “One Note At a Time” features Grammy winners Dr. John and “the Soul Queen of New Orleans” Irma Thomas, Damion and Charmaine Neville, British jazz drummer Barry Martyn, jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Walter Payton, Jr., The Cliff Hines Quintet, Ben Jaffe of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and poet Shelton “Shakespear” Alexander, among others with original score by Ray Russell.

The feature film from UK director Renee Edwards focuses on the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and its invaluable role in supporting musicians returning to New Orleans after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. The live and pre-recorded cuts include original takes on popular favorites from “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” to “This Little Light of Mine” and Al “Carnival Time” Johnson’s New Orleans classic “Carnival Time.” With proceeds from album sales returning to the source that inspired the film, the “One Note At A Time Official Soundtrack” is heartfelt and joyful in a way only New Orleans can deliver.

National Street Date: 8/31/2018

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