LOUISIANA RED HOT RECORDS

“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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CONGRATULATIONS TO LOUISIANA RED HOT ARTISTS COREY HENRY, GREGG MARTINEZ, AND NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS FOR 2016 OFFBEAT “BEST OF” ACCOLADES.

The nominations are in and it’s time to vote for your choices for OffBeat’s 2016 Best of The Beat Awards, and Louisiana Red Hot Records congratulates Corey Henry, Gregg Martinez, and the New Orleans Suspects for their many nominations, including “Best Albums of 2016” accolades for each.

The 2016 Best of The Beat Awards will take place on January 19, 2017 at Generations Hall. Tickets are on sale now for the January 19 event which will feature performances by Valerie Sassyfras; Mia Borders; Soul Brass Band; the Fortifiers featuring Sonny Boy Schneidau; Khris Royal and Dark Matter; Naughty Professor; and of course a tribute to Johnny Vidacovich with special guests.

This year’s nominations for LRHR releases include:
Corey HenryBest R&B/Funk Artist, Best R&B/Funk Album, Best Trombonist
Gregg MartinezBest Blues Album, Best Male Vocalist
New Orleans SuspectsBest Rock Artist, Best Rock Album

Read more at offbeat.com.

Kaleidoscoped Cover Art

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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“We do our own style of New Orleans Treme funk, that consists of funk, New Orleans brass band music, a little bit of hip­hop–inspired music, a little bit of soul and R&B.”

Trombonist Corey Henry continually celebrates all that it means to grow up in a musical family and in the rhythmic and melodic incubator that is New Orleans’ Treme neighborhood. It was a spot where a musically curious and lively young man could catch brass bands rolling down the streets and share the experience with his equally eager young friends.

“I was living right next door to my cousin Kabuki [trumpeter Derrick Shezbie] on Treme Street and with the whole Rebirth family—Miss Frazier—lived on the next block,” Henry explains. “You can imagine what that two or three block radius was like. It was crazy. The whole of St. Philip Street was like a party every day.”

The world of brass band music and traditional jazz remains inherent in Henry’s style even as he has moved on to incorporate other grooves as leader of his own Treme Funktet, which just released its hard­-hitting debut CD, Lapeitah. (More about the title’s special origin later.) The trombonist also brings his own sound when blowing with the jam/funk/rock band Galactic.

As a teenager, Henry had the opportunity to play with and listen to some of this city’s greatest musicians. So early on the trombonist understood the importance of musicianship and the tonal quality that today defines his mastery of the instrument.

Read more at offbeat.com.

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