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On August 1, 2020, Louisiana Red Hot, in partnership with 102.3 WHIV FM New Orleans and OffBeat Magazine, will broadcast a MASK UP! COVID DOWN! program aimed at raising funds for Masks For America, an organization that has so far delivered over 250,000 FDA-certified KN95 + N95 masks to frontline essential workers in the areas hardest hit by COVID19 like New York City, Detroit, New Orleans, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

With recent surges in COVID cases appearing all over the country, we acknowledge that the work is far from over, and are inviting our label artists and allies to contribute a video of a performance of 2-3 songs for possible inclusion in our streaming broadcast (online and on air) on Saturday, August 1, 2020. The videos can be of previously recorded material, official videos, or informal videos recorded specifically for this purpose.

We will produce a 90-120 minute program with your contributions interspersed with interviews and informational sessions with Dr. MarkAlain Dery, founder of WHIV and New Orleans Infectious Disease Specialist with over 21 years of experience in the field. Dr. Dery, who is also working with New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell on promoting his MASK UP! COVID DOWN! initiative, has been a leader in the charge for local testing and awareness since the beginning of the outbreak.

If you would like to participate, videos must be submitted by Sunday, July 26th. Simply upload your videos to youtube as “unlisted” and then complete the form found at http://louisianaredhotrecords.com/maskup. Again, artists/bands are encouraged to submit 2-3 songs in one continuous video or divided by song.

We invite you all to join us! It should be fun!! We will rebroadcast the program several times throughout the weekend, and will later be posted to YouTube for future viewing, and will be promoted among media partners far and wide.

Solid As A Rock: Roland Guerin Is Not Waiting For A Stamp Of Approval
SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
by: JOHN WIRT

Roland Guerin keeps good company.

A master of six-string bass, he put the bottom in Allen Toussaint’s band during the composer-pianist-producer’s second act as a world-traveling concert artist. Guerin spent 2017, Dr. John’s final year of performing, as the singer-pianist’s bandleader. This fall, Guerin is touring Europe with the virtuoso hard-rock guitarist Paul Gilbert. His prestigious sideman work further includes Marcus Roberts, John Scofield, Mark Whitfield, George Benson, Ellis Marsalis, Gerry Mulligan and Jimmy Scott.

Moreover, in addition to being an in-demand bassist, Guerin writes, sings, plays and produces his own music. On October 18, Louisiana Red Hot Records will release his latest solo album, Grass Roots. The album mirrors Guerin’s broad and surprising influences. He sings lead for the project as well as multi-tracked clouds of backing vocals. The other Grass Roots players include Mike Esneault, piano; Chris Atkins, guitar; and drummers Herman LeBeaux Jr. and John Jones.

Grass Roots’ tracks include two Prince-like pop-rhythm-and-blues songs, “Running on Nightfumes” and “Inside Outside Upside Down;” the Peter Gabriel-inspired “Summer Moon”; the adventurous, almost rock of “Stick to the Basics” (with lyrics by Allen Toussaint); and the jazz-rock hybrid piece “To the Edge of Something.”

Lilli Lewis, head of the artist-and-repertoire department at Louisiana Red Hot Records—and an accomplished musician in her own right—said the subtlety and cinematic beauty in Guerin’s music persuaded her to sign him. “It’s as universal as anything any other New Orleans master might produce, but also wholly unto its own,” Lewis said. “Roland considers himself a New Orleans roots musician, but what he’s produced here is timeless and 100 percent unexpected.”

Read More at OffBeat.com

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

“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.

NOISEWATER is a New Orleans funk outfit that re-ignites the genre by fusing rock, jazz, reggae, and metal with one question in mind: “Will it FUNK?”

Throwing down where others are phoning it in, NOISEWATER’s hard rocking edge harnesses the New Orleans culture that inspires them while setting stages ablaze with the sheer power of their sound. NOISEWATER is fronted by Norwegian born Ole, Oddlokken, whose psychedelic tenor sax blazes over, under and through a taut, throbbing rhythm section with Brandon Hotard, guitar; former bass player John Meunier, Jr., Cody Fahnestock, drums, Chad Toups, percussion, and the searing Chad Carlile on keyboard and harmonica. The tongue in cheek titles found on their eponymous Louisiana Red Hot Records debut (Smacka Pitch, Boose Looty, Funkoteque) remind you at once that this band will always bring the party. Singles like the aforementioned “Funkoteque,” “Whatcha Know,” and “Funk as Prescribed” are no-holds-barred jams that make the body move and never let up.

NOISEWATER is a local favorite at New Orleans’ favorite venue, the world renowned Tipitina’s, and has supported some of New Orleans’ most potent exports (New Orleans Suspects, Soul Rebels, Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives and Bo Dollis Jr. and the Wild Magnolias to name a few) in concert halls and festival stages all over the Gulf Region. NOISEWATER proves time and again that funk is as commanding and explosive as it ever was, and in New Orleans, they’re leading the charge with “Bro-Funk” at its finest. www.noisewatermusic.com

NATIONAL STREET DATE – 8/10/2018

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