The 10th annual Ponderosa Stomp takes place the weekend of September 15 – 17, 2011. Festivities will be held at the Howlin Wolf, at 907 South Peters Street, located in the Central Business District. If you like American roots music, book a room at your favorite New Orleans Bed and Breakfast soon.
Since its inception, the Ponderosa Stomp has paid tribute to the architects of Louisiana and Southern music: swamp pop, jazz, blues, rock & roll, soul, and more. The highlight in 2011 will be “The Memphis Sound”, music released on the Stax/Bolt and Excello record labels between the mid 1950s and the mid 1960s. Think Otis Redding, Booker T & the MGs, Eddie Floyd, Sam & Dave.
Stomp goers will have the opportunity to hear:
- Eddie Floyd
- William Bell
- Dave Bartholomew
- Allen Toussaint
- Lazy Lester
and many more great artists.
The Ponderosa Stomp celebrates “the unsung heroes and heroines” of the music industry. These artists were extremely influential, but often overlooked by the general public. Take this opportunity to learn about the industry and listen to some of the finest musicians alive.
In addition to great music, the 2011 Ponderosa Stomp will include the 4th Annual Music History Conference, the Clandestine Celluloid Film Series, and an exhibit at the Cabildo on “Unsung Heroes: The Secret History of Louisiana Rock N’ Roll.
This promises to be a great weekend to visit New Orleans. Don’t miss it. Please visit New Orleans Bed and Breakfasts for a list of inns.
For the complete line-up, tickets, and additional festival information, please visit Ponderosa Stomp.