The Lightning Bugs 12.28.14

12.28.14

the lightnin' bugs

Shreveport has got to be the only place the Lightnin' Bugs could have happened.
Steeped in music as varied as reggae, rhythm and blues, rock, country and jazz, the Bugs fuzed together to create a different kind of band with the focus was on fun and originality. These guys, at one time or another, played with and for the likes of James Burton, Jimmy Reed, Ray Price, Freddie King, The Killer Bees.....heck, everybody. They are my all-time favorite Louisiana band - here for a rare homecoming holiday concert - put on your fun-hat, this will be historic!

Victoria Williams 1.11.15

1.11.15

victoria williams

Victoria Williams is an American singer/songwriter and musician, originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, although she has resided in Southern California throughout her musical career. She is noted for her descriptive songwriting talent, which she has used to immerse the listener of her songs into a vivid feeling of small-town, rural Southern upbringing and life. Her best-known songs include “Crazy Mary”, and “Century Plant”. Finding inspiration in nature, (”Weeds”, “Century Plant,” “Why Look at the Moon”), everyday objects (”Shoes,” “Frying Pan”) and the unseen, as in “Holy Spirit”.

Victoria Williams' website: victoriawilliams.net

Papa Mali 1.25.15

1.25.15

papa mali

From his days with the Killer Bees to his solo debut with 2000’s storming Thunder Chicken and his rise as a producer helming the widely acclaimed The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster, Malcolm “Papa Mali” Welbourne has established himself as quite possibly the most ferociously funky guitarist and swamp-rock savant between South Austin and the Big Easy. A native of Mississippi who grew up in Shreveport, La., Mali describes his most recent album, 2007’s Do Your Thing, as “the audio equivalent of a warm mudbath on Jupiter,” which is at once both right on the money and deceptive: both Mali and his music may be “out there,” but there’s nothing at all spacey about this dreadlocked artist’s deep and dirty earthy grooves.

Papa Mali's website: papamalimusic.com

Schedule of Shows:

Please note that these dates are tentative and subject to change.