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Boogie on the Bayou: Mardi Gras Celebration featuring Marcia Ball & The Subdudes

  • Garde Arts Center 325 State Street New London, CT USA (map)

Marcia Ball and The Subdudes

Boogie on the Bayou: Mardi Gras Celebration featuring Marcia Ball & The Subdudes 2/23/17

Boogie on the Bayou: Mardi Gras Celebration featuring Marcia Ball & The Subdudes 2/23/17

A Texas-born, Louisiana-raised musical storyteller has earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls onto the stage. Her groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world. In 2010, she was inducted into the Gulf Coast Hall Of Fame and in 2012 into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. She’s received a total of six Living Blues Awards and nine Blues Music Awards (and has a whopping 42 nominations). She’s received five Grammy Award nominations, including five of her six previous Alligator albums.

Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, the Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures. The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness — not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any five musicians. Led by singer/guitarist Tommy Malone and accordionist, John Magnie, The Subdudes draw most of their inspiration from the sounds of their native New Orleans, blending blues, gospel, funk, and R&B with their own harmony vocals; their sound is also notable for the band’s substitution of a tambourine player, Steve Amedée,  for a drummer. Tim Cook rounds out the band on bass.

Tickets: $45 Garde Circle (rows CC-F), $40 Orchestra (rows G-Z) & Loge,
$35 Front Balcony (rows EE-LL), $28 Upper Balcony (rows MM-PP)
*Please note a $3/ ticket internet convenience fee apply.