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With a taste of practically everything New Orleans funk is good for, Kaleidoscoped is the taut, focused, fun and effortless follow-up follow up to the 2014 Louisiana Red Hot release Ouroboros. New Orleans Suspects is a Supergroup behemoth, bringing together some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans including: Reggie Scanlan on bass (The Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); “Mean” Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros.); Jeff Watkins on saxophone (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band); Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation). The Suspects’ experience and versatility rivals any band that New Orleans has ever produced, and
the album cover’s prismatic eye hints at the colorfully distorted lens used for a variegated look at traditional, roots, and psychedelic funk music that only they can deliver.

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Jonathon Boogie Long - Trying To Get There“Long plays with intensity and fire, as if the riffs come directly from his soul.” Kim Welsh, OffBeat Magazine

Young blues phenom Jonathon “Boogie” Long used the crown he earned as Guitar Center’s “King Of The Blues” as a push to discover himself as the complete artist we meet on his national debut release Trying To Get There. His defining sense of confidence thrusts the album out the gate with the heavy hitting “Head Over Heels,” leading the listener across the varied terrain of Blues, R&B and Country that only an authentic Louisiana slinger could. As the “Boogie” name has filtered its way around blues, Jonathon has found himself on stage with a host of legends including Greg Allman and ZZ Top.

Revealing both his fire and awe inspiring facility, Long delivers a merciless and striking album that nods a head to his roots while driving deliberately into the future. Capturing the high energy and signature confidence of his live show, Trying to Get There is the perfect introduction to the true talent of Jonathon Boogie Long.


Available Now! at Louisiana Music Factory
National Street Date: 8/19/2016

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Gregg Martinez: Soul of the Bayou

One of the most powerful, knock-the-paint-of-the-wall vocalists South Louisiana has ever produced” – Offbeat Magazine

A premier, powerhouse vocalist from the Spanish Creoles of Bayou Lafourche of Louisiana, the sensationally soulful Gregg Martinez was recognized early on in local churches and bars with comparisons to Sam Cooke and Luther Vandross. The young Martinez rapidly ascended all the way to an exclusive contract with billionaire Donald Trump in Atlantic City, and a seven- figure recording deal with multi-platinum Philly producers Victor Carstarphen and Keith Benson. When the bubble burst on the brink of stardom, Martinez found himself returning to his native Bayou, crooning the Blues and Soul of his roots, ultimately bringing him the recent incredible honor of singing for the funeral of the great Percy Sledge.

On his latest collection, Soul of the Bayou, Gregg Martinez delivers the deep, healing kind of soul that only this veteran baritone knows how to conjure. Produced and engineered by Grammy award-winning Tony Daigle (Hunter Hayes, John Cleary), Martinez’s 11th studio album showcases his astounding versatility as a vocalist and performer. While the blues-driven grooves of “I Can’t Stand the Rain” and “If You Want Me to Stay” prove that Martinez can still pack the dance floor, the mournfully piercing ballads of “Who’s Loving You” and “You’ve Got to Hurt Before You Heal” remind listeners that this is a voice of a man who has lived through it all. With stellar, standout performances from Charles Ventre on keyboards, Gregg Kingston on slide guitar, and Pat Breaux on sax, not to mention all the grit guitar titan Sonny Landreth offers on “That Old Wind,” Soul of the Bayou soars out of the swamps and onto a plain untouchable by time.

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Poison & Medicine cover“Poison & Medicine possesses catchy hooks, compelling introspection and songs that are simply fun to sing along to, marking perhaps a watershed moment in the already locally adored and internationally in-demand 45-year-old Stone’s career.”
– Frank Etheridge, Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans

New York City-born, New Orleans-adopted guitarist Marc Stone has become one of the most respected Blues and Roots artists in the Crescent City, earning him a “Best Blues Artist” nomination from Offbeat Magazine. Stone has spent the last 20+ years backing such an astounding litany of Louisiana Blues, R&B and Zydeco legends including Eddie Bo, Ernie K-Doe, Marva Wright, Tommy Ridgely, Marcia Ball, Henry Gray, Rockin’ Dopsie, C.J. Chenier, and Grammy winner Terrance Simien. Stone original music weds an impressive roots-music pedigree with red-hot slide playing and outstanding storytelling.

Stone’s impressive roots-music pedigree, red-hot slide playing and outstanding storytelling are all on fine display with his Louisiana Red Hot Records debut. The album features a stellar cast of New Orleans guests 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. Add to that a host of legendary vocalists including Big Al Carson, Benny Turner and Tanya and Lillian Boutte, the “family-affair” assembly drives a ground-breaking offering that spans the Southern musical spectrum from gospel to R&B and haunting Delta Swamp Blues.

2015 saw a breakthrough year for the New Orleans blues veteran that included two European tours, a Northeast tour in the fall, and the Marc Stone moniker added to Louisiana Red Hot Records’ powerhouse roster that includes the Honey Island Swamp Band, Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk, Glen David Andrews, and the New Orleans Suspects. Poison & Medicine is a grit and gristle collection of contemporary roots and blues with a seasoned and skillful architect at the helm.

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Colin Lake - One Thing Album Cover“Songs as sturdy as his fleet-fingered, blues-based guitar skills”
– Keith Spera, Times Picayune

While scores of talented young musicians have flocked to New Orleans in the years following Hurricane Katrina, among the most outstanding is Pacific Northwest native Colin Lake, whose passion for life and innate feel for roots music makes him perfectly suited to the culture of the Crescent City. Lake quickly established himself as a subtle yet dynamic slide guitar master, performing at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Austin City Limits Fest, Hangout Festival, the Key West Songwriters Festival and French Quarter Festival. His soulful vocals and searing touch on the lap steel reveal an affinity for the works of countless blues greats, but his knack for original song craft truly sets him apart.

Lake shines in his Louisiana Red Hot debut, One Thing That’s For Sure. Produced by Eric Heigle (Arcade Fire, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Givers, Dr. John).He is joined by the cream of the young crop of southern musicians; including Luther Dickenson (North Mississippi All Stars), Maggie Koerner (Galactic), jazz vocalist Sasha Masakowski and actress/singer Topsy Chapman (12 Years a Slave). Paired with a band that includes veteran keyboardist Marc Adams (Eric Lindell, Tab Benoit, Marva Wright), bassist Bill Richard, and drummer Erik Golson, Lake delivers an album that moves from sunny summer jams to powerful love songs, haunting instrumentals and dark, scorching rockers. Fans of roots music, blues, soul and jam bands will find much to love here.

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