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Clarence Gatemouth Brown

A true musician's musician, Clarence Gatemouth Brown mastered the guitar, fiddle, drums, viola, harmonica, piano, mandolin and bass. Gatemouth's smooth blend of Texas style swing with Jazz, Country and Cajun music has altered the definition of the Blues. His versatility singles him out as an architect of modern Blues sounds. Although primarily known as a rhythm & blues artist, Brown's music truly defied any simple description. Influenced by big bands and horn players, his work on the guitar and fiddle exhibited the music he grew up hearing along the Gulf Coast. Brown was born in Vinton, Louisiana, and raised not far from the Gulf Coast in Orange, Texas

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Roomful of Blues to Perform in Monroeville, NJ

The horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band, Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at Camp Jam in the Pines in Monroeville on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves." Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted ...

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Roomful of Blues to Perform in Sellersville March 9

The horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band, Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Friday, March 9, 2012. Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, “are in a class by themselves." Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted blend of ...

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Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in New Hope March 1

Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in New Hope March 1

Grammy Award-winning American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat" Dural Jr.—along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco—is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. Buckwheat Zydeco will perform at The New Hope Winery in New Hope on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Their latest release (and Alligator Records debut) is the Grammy Award-winning CD, Lay Your Burden Down. This is ...

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Grammy Award Winning Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in Wilmington

Grammy Award Winning Buckwheat Zydeco to Perform in Wilmington

Grammy Award-winning American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat" Dural Jr.—along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco—is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. Buckwheat Zydeco will perform at World Cafe Live at The Queen in Wilmington on Monday, February 27, 2012. Their latest release (and Alligator Records debut) is the Grammy Award-winning CD, Lay Your Burden Down. This ...

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Roomful of Blues Celebrates New Release in Sellersville

"Excellent...marvelous wall-to-wall grooves—between the wicked guitar work and the brassy horn section, things never stop swinging."—USA TODAY The horn-fueled, jumping, swinging, award-winning band Roomful of Blues, touring in support of their new Alligator CD Hook, Line & Sinker, will perform live at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Friday, January 21, 2011. Roomful of Blues, according ...

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The Blues of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Read "The Blues of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The Blues of Clarence “Gatemouth" Brown Storyville Films Blues Legends 2007 What a DVD of a 1984 Clarence “Gatemouth Brown concert proves is how timeless, ageless, and transcendent both this artist and his craft are. Brown's final recordings, mere months before his death from lung cancer in September 2005, ...

Back to Bogalusa

Label: Blue Thumb Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: Folks Back Home; It All Comes back; Same Old Blues; Going Back to Louisiana; Breaux Bridge Rag; Why Are People Like That; Grape Jelly; Bogalusa Boogie Man; Louisian'; Dixie Chicken; Lie No Better; Slap It; Dangerous Critter. (Total Time: 58:50

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Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown: Back to Bogalusa

Read "Back to Bogalusa" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Why Clarence “Gatemouth" Brown is a National Treasure. Louisiana born, Texas bred Clarence “Gatemouth" Brown is a trans-genre, journeyman, multi-instrumentalist Renaissance man. Equally at home with Texas Blues, Cajun Zydeco, Western Swing, Rhythm and Blues, Country and Western, and Jazz, Brown spread his influence around generously. In this respect, one could see him as a rural ...

Gate Swings

Label: Verve Music Group
Released: 1998
Track listing: "Midnite Hour," " Honey Dew," "Toughen Up," "Take the "A" Train," "Too Late Baby," "Gate's Blues Waltze," "Caldonia," "Bits and Pieces," "River's Invitation," "One O'Clock Jump," "Take me Back Baby," "Since I Fell For You."


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