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FAT TUESDAY Dance Party! 32nd Annual! Mardi Gras Mambofest by Rhythmtown-Jive
February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10
FAT TUESDAY Dance Party with Rhythmtown-JIve!
32nd Annual! Mardi Gras Day Mambofest at The Big Easy in Petaluma, CA
…with Special Guests the K-GIRLS: Keta Bill, Kathy Kennedy and Katie Guthorn of Big Bang Beat
The Big Annual Tradition lives on… FAT TUESDAY Dance Concert in Petaluma, CA …
32nd Annual! Mardi Gras Day Mambofest
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DETAILS: We’re planning to play few in at Putnam Plaza to start, in front of the Big Easy (128 American Alley, P’luma 94952) @6:30 – with a Brass / rhythm Band in downtown. Not wise to parade yet, but we’ll make as much merry as we can.
With Tim Eschliman (played with Etta James, Commander Cody, Christmas Jug Band), Kevin Zuffi (Earl King, Joe Louis Walker, Coasters), Mike Rinta (Sly & Family Stone, Jimmy Vaughn), Ken “Snakebite” Jacobs (Frankie Ford, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Kinky Friedman & Texas Jewboys), Johnny Bones (California Honeydrops) and Bowen Brown (John Lee Hooker, Tommy Castro)
A boatload of New Orleans R&B Brass Band tunes, second lines & NOLA funk.
more on this show:
The Mardi Gras Mambofest show by Rhythmtown–Jive is a celebration of many styles of New Orleans music: from the rhythm & blues of Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns, through the lively 30’s jazz of Louis Armstrong to the funk of the Meters. This combo has a long relationship with New Orleans music, having recorded many original compositions in that vein (one co-written with Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters) and having backed Earl King and Lee Allen. Various members of the group have also worked with Dr. John, Ernie–K–Doe, Queen Ida, Gary “U. S.” Bonds, Johnny Adams, Herb Hardesty, Zigaboo Modeliste and Leo Nocentelli. The annual Mardi Gras Mambofest shows on or around Fat Tuesday have drawn rave reviews and capacity crowds anticipating a wild and festive occasion with bead-tossing, outrageous costumes, and even second line parading of the Rhythmtown–Jive Marching Brass. This show has appeared multiple times at BGP’s famed “New Orleans By The Bay.”
With vocal duets and harmonies as well as hard-driving sax–based instrumentals, the Mardi Gras Mambofest features original compositions inspired in the New Oreans tradition as well as the music of Fats Domino, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Clifton Chenier, Shirley & Lee, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Paul Gayten, Little Richard (yes, his big hits were all from New Orleans), Kidd Jordan, Charlie & Inez Foxx, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Professor Longhair, Lee Dorsey, Frankie Ford, Barbara George, and Smiley Lewis. Many in the San Francisco Bay Area and up and down the West Coast may be familiar with the “….shoutin’ and honkin’ jump-jive…”
“…they kept the house jumping with surging waves of hot New Orleans, Chicago, and Texas rhythms.” –Derk Richardson (Bay Guardian)
“A huge breath of fresh air. Very different and original. Great vocals & instrumentation.” — Phil Caudill, KOCV-FM, Midland, TX