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The Ponderosa Stomp

You’ll want to book your New Orleans bed and breakfast for the Ponderosa Stomp as soon as possible. This American roots music festival has been shaking the House of Blues since 2001. Each year, the festival pays tribute to some of the finest “unsung heroes and heroines” of American soul, reggae, swamp, country, jazz, blues and rock-n-roll. The 2010 Ponderosa Stomp on September 24 and 25 will be no different.

The great Duane Eddy

Headlining the festival is “Guitar Man” Duane Eddy, the man  who helped the guitar become a lead instrument.  You may remember Rebel Rouser from 1958. During a career that has spanned more than half a century, Eddy has played alongside some of the finest musicians working.

Other musicians performing at the Ponderosa Stomp are Doug Ardoin and Bert Miller (two original Boogie Kings), Eve and the Exiles, Lil’ Buck Sinegal & the Top Cats with Stanley Durai (Buckwheat Zydeco), and Sugar Pie DeSanto.

One of the highlights of the weekend is sure to be the performance by Honeyboy Edwards. At 95, he is perhaps the last living link to the early 20th Century Mississippi Delta Blues.

There are many good reasons to travel to this city and lodge in a bed and breakfast New Orleans. One of them is the 2010 Ponderosa Stomp. Hope to see you there.

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