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Kevin-Solo-Promo-2013Lafayette, Louisiana native Kevin Sekhani returned to his roots in 2010 after 20 years playing on the Austin, Texas music scene, determined to release his first solo album and combine the influences of two of the best musical regions in the world. He has succeeded in spades with “Day Ain’t Done,” his solo debut for Louisiana Red Hot Records. His songwriting was honed from years of collaborations and jam sessions with the legendary wordsmith Bill Carter, who wrote hits for Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Counting Crows, Waylon Jennings, and others, so the time was right for an album that No Depression called “…one of the best debut albums I’ve heard in years.” With backing from members of the backing bands of Son Volt, John Mellencamp, and Patty Griffin, it’s layered with Americana staple instrumentation.

Taking the earthy tones of violin, mandolin, accordion and acoustic guitars, it exudes the feeling of back porch jam on a Louisiana Saturday night. The album’s track “Oilfield Tan” has found its way into regular rotation on local Louisiana and Texas radio stations, resonating amongst an area all too familiar with the demanding industry of oilfield work.

As a 20 year veteran of the Austin music scene playing in bands like the Radio Thieves and Two Minute Sinatra, Kevin Sekhani has done it all. From blazing rock-n-roll to holy ghost honky tonk in the Mercy Brothers, for years Sekhani has entertained crowds with heartfelt enthusiasm and poignant lyrics. In Austin, Sekhani spent his time working with Michael Ramos (John Mellencamp, Patty Griffin), Andrew Duplantis (Son Volt), and string player extraordinaire Warren Hood. In 2010, Sekhani moved back to his home town of Lafayette, Louisiana to front The Mercy Brothers, a Gospel group walking the fine line of sinners and saints. Since his return home, he has won over the hearts of Jazz Fest and Festival International audiences and landed a top 5 spot on the Americana charts in Europe.

For promos or more information contact Heather West, Western Publicity, 773/301-5767.

Marc Stone CD Release dba PosterLouisiana Red Hot congratulates Marc Stone’s on his new release “Poison & Medicine.”

Marc Stone will host his official New Orleans release party at dba (Frenchman) on Thursday 5/28 10pm featuring an All-Star band w/ special guests Mike Dillon, The Honeypots, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and John Mooney. OffBeat magazine calls “Poison & Medicine” “A watershed moment in Stone’s career…some sort of glorious Elton John/Walter “Wolfman” Washington mashup.”

New Orleans based Blues and Roots master guitarist and songwriter Marc Stone will release his Louisiana Red Hot Records debut “Poison & Medicine” at dba on Thurs, May 28, 2015. Stone’s signing to Red Hot adds him to a powerhouse roster that includes the Honey Island Swamp Band, Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk and the New Orleans Suspects.

Stone has long earned a reputation for putting together incredible, one of a kind all star shows, and he’s going all out to celebrate his new CD. Many of the players that grace the album will be on hand. Bassist supreme “The Professor” Jack Joshua, piano master Josh Paxton, the Honeypots, the great Mike Dillon whose vibes and percussion work shine on the CD, harmonica phenom Patrick Williams, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes drummer Andre Bohren and sax man Brad Walker, the Upstarts and Marc Broussard’s trumpet man Mark Levron, all will be joined by two of Stone’s heroes and inspirations, the amazing Walter “Wolfman” Washington and John Mooney.

“Poison & Medicine” features 8 grooving, soulful originals and one deep cover reflecting Stone’s 20 plus years playing with the masters of Louisiana R&B, Blues, Funk and Zydeco. Stone’s stories, guitar and voice stand front and center as a stellar cast of musicians including percussion wizard Mike Dillon, the Bonerama Horns, the late great tenor sax master Tim Green, members of Galactic, Honey Island Swamp Band, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band give color to the tunes and bring the communal spirit of the scene that Stone has worked in for two decades.

This release caps a stellar first half of 2015 for Stone. With a winter European tour under his belt and another coming this summer, Stone has performed with his band and duo have performed high profile gigs including French Quarter Festival, Tipitina’s opening for a sold out Radiators reunion show, a featured role in the All Star New Orleans tribute to Mad Dogs and Englishmen, performances with Walter “Wolfman” Washington, John Mooney, Leftover Salmon with Bill Payne and Col Bruce Hampton, Marcia Ball, as well as a nomination for Best Blues Artist in the 2015 Best of The Beat Awards.

For more info please visit www.marcstonemusic.com

LRHR WELCOMES KEVIN SEKHANI

kevin sekhani - promoAs a 20 year veteran of the Austin music scene, Kevin Sekhani has done it all. From blazing rock-n-roll to Holy Ghost Honkytonk, for years Sekhani has entertained crowds with heartfelt enthusiasm and poignant lyrics. In Austin, Sekhani spent his time working with Michael Ramos (John Mellencamp, Patty Griffin), Andrew Duplantis (Son Volt), and Austin Chronicle’s three-time String Player of the Year winner Warren Hood. In 2010, Sekhani moved back to his home town of Lafayette, Louisiana to front The Mercy Brothers, a Gospel group walking the fine line of sinners and saints. Since the prodigal son’s return home, he has won over the hearts of Jazz Fest and Festival International audiences, landed a top 5 spot on the Americana charts in Europe, toured Sweden, and signed his Gospel group to Louisiana Red Hot Records.

Kevin Sekhani’s veracious songwriting extends beyond Gospel into secular territory with his new solo album “Day Ain’t Done” set for release on Louisiana Red Hot Records early 2015.

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