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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.

“Cyril Neville releases the new box set Endangered Species: The Complete Recordings, a five-disc collection that brings together all of Neville’s recordings on Endangered Species Records, as well as an Essential Recordings compilation taken from the collection.

“…we’re premiering the new video for a previously unreleased track that leads off both sets, “Love Has Got To Win.”

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JAZZFEST APPEARANCES FOR ERICA FALLS:

4/26 – Chickie Wah Wah – Erica Falls Band – Doors 8pm

4/28 – Tipitinas – Galactic – 9pm

4/29 – JF Congo Square -Erica Falls Band – 12:30pm

4/29 – Interview/Acoustic performance – Music Center Stage – Fairgrounds Pavilion 4:30

4/30 – Siberia Lounge – Alex Massa’s Fat Trio – 10:00pm -feat.

5/1 – Threaded Event – Stanton Moore Trio – 4pm -feat.

5/3 – HiHo Lounge – Erica Falls Band 9pm

5/4 – Joy Theater – Galactic -*pm

5/5 – Joy Theater – New Mastersounds Celebrating the Women Of The Scene. 2am

5/5 – Maison /Frenchamn St. – Dumpstalactic – 2am

5/6 – JF Acura – Galactic – 1:45

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