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An Evening with Jimbo Mathus & Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue
February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST$25
Tickets $25. Reservations 251-367-4599
An evening with Jimbo Mathus and Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue! Jimbo Mathus will be out front with Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue for a full blown rockabilly experience!!
The late Memphis producer Jim Dickinson once called Jimbo Mathus “the singing voice of Huck Finn.” Outside the South, Mathus is likely known as the ringleader of the hyper-ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers. In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, however, Mathus is the prolific songwriter of born-in-the-bone Southern music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. Think Delta highways, bowling-pin Budweisers and “innerplanetary honky-tonk” for the masses.
Jimbo Mathus remains a rising-star powerhouse that feeds the soul. His latest band, The Tri-State Coalition, features solid talent cut from the same Delta cloth. Mathus describes Tri-State’s sound as “…a true Southern amalgam of blues, white country, soul and rock-n-roll. As Dickinson would say, ‘If you don’t like this, there is seriously something wrong with you.’”
To learn more about Jimbo Mathus, visit: http://www.jimbomathus.com/
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue
When the band formed in 2004, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue were at the vanguard of New Orleans’ now-thriving country scene, and they’ve remained in a league of their own ever since. Combining evocative songwriting and impeccable musicianship, their dance hall show and infectious energy on stage have earned them their place in the upper echelon of local favorites and helped grow an avid fan-base of two-steppers around the world.
Sometimes called “The Punk Rock Patsy Cline”, “The Gal” is Vanessa Niemann, an Appalachian-born songstress who has lent her powerful voice and magnetic stage presence to various musical projects in New Orleans and around the country. Over the years, the Revue has counted among its ranks some of the finest musicians in the region. The current roster boasts guitarists Matt Slusher and Justin LeCuyer in addition to drummer Rose Cangelosi, and upright bassist Corey McGillivary, all excellent songwriters and singers in their own right, adding tight harmonies to the sound.
These multi-time Big Easy and Best of the Beat Award recipients have shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Marcia Ball, Blind Boys of Alabama, and countless others. 2018 was their eleventh year appearing at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, packing the Gentilly Stage where Lyle Lovett would perform later that day. Their albums have reached as high as third on the FAR Charts (Freeform American Roots Music) and the top 100 on the AMA Charts (Americana Airplay, Americana Music Association.)
Gal Holiday continues to tour both within the U.S. and Internationally. After a successful European tour this past summer, the band returned home to make their newest release, Lost & Found. Recorded over four days in November 2017 at Dial Back Sound in Water Valley, MS, the album has a lush soundscape thanks to the bands’ spirit guide and producer, Jimbo Mathus, and studio engineer, Bronson Tew. With an unmistakable Gulf Coast feel, Lost & Found touches on themes of loss, change, and discovery in twelve songs written by Vanessa, Rose, Justin and Jimbo.
Although 2018 will be a tour heavy year, you can still find them raising a ruckus in New Orleans and surrounding areas at dance halls, festivals, and local watering holes most any day of the week. They know the ins and outs of the country canon and can even get folks swinging to an unexpected pop cover or two, but above all, vivid songwriting is one of the group’s great strengths. Their rollicking foot-stompers and poignant Crescent City tributes alike crackle with an authentic country spirit.
Armed with this kind of versatility and an ever-growing body of original material, they put on a show that never gets old, delighting rowdy dancers, buttoned-down diners, and new-to-country music listeners alike. New Orleans may be most closely associated with Jazz and Funk, but Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue prove that the city celebrates its musical diversity with enthusiasm.
Justin LeCuyer – Acoustic Rhythm Guitar & Backing Vocals Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native, Justin LeCuyer first picked up the guitar at 12 years old after receiving one as a birthday gift. Early on, his father was a heavy influence on his musical tastes, playing Jazz and Blues on guitar when Justin was growing up. He came to New Orleans in 2012 to explore the music scene, and like many northerners before him, to escape the harsh winters. Justin is also a competent fiddle player, mostly in the vein of Appalachian old time music and he has played with bluegrass and country bands over the years including, most recently country/square dance band, Lost in the Holler, and Gal Holiday since March 2017.
Corey McGillivary – Upright Bass & Backing Vocals Corey McGillivary grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and started playing the upright bass in middle school orchestra. She has also played guitar, ukulele, and banjo, traveling around with different bands until the Black Death All Stars needed a bassist around 2010 and she picked it up again. A wanderer in her early days, Corey came to New Orleans about ten years ago on a train with her ukulele and her dog and has called the city home ever since. She has worked with with lots of bands playing pre-WWII blues, jazz and jugband tunes with groups like The Slick Skillet Serenaders, and The Hokum High Rollers, and country music with Pat Reedy, and Miss Martha and Her Goodtime Gang. She joined Gal Holiday in February 2017.