The music this week seemed so compelling so eclectic I felt I needed to share this with more than the press corps. Two days with Paul Cebar, then Suenalo, followed by Town Mountain, and then topped off with The Duhks. Throw in a Bill Blue Soundcheck and you’ve abut covered it all. Enjoy!
Paul Cebar’s Tomorrow Sound: Classic Soul Meets Afro-Latin Funk
Cebar’s long-awaited return to The Green Parrot is sure to be one of the year’s highlights as Cebar cranks out his mix of “classic soul meets Afro-Latin funk”.
is making some of the most vital music of his career that embraces hip-hop, reggae and old-school soul.
Mike Joyce of The Washington Post describes Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound best: “Colorfully-garbed champions of Afro-Caribbean, Afro-pop, and conjunto music, as well as the sounds of New Orleans, Motown, Memphis, New York and, yes, Milwaukee…”
The Village Voice says of Cebar,”Some regionalists are dreamers, and while this
group of rhythm rounders is situated in Wisconsin, their hearts are somewhere in the fifth ward of New Orleans. They put a lively spin on all sorts of American strains, from second-line funk to zydeco and they do it with a load of whimsy.”
Touring continually with Bob Jennings on organ and horns, Drummer Reggie Bordeaux, Bassist Patrick Patterson ,and Percussionist Romero Beverly, Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound is an endangered strain of fortified, intensified, fully jacked-up, roaring and exceedingly personal music-making from a singular Midwestern master
Bill Blue Hosts Friday Green Parrot Souncheck
Bill Blue will appears at The Green Parrot at 5:30 PM on Friday, March 13th
Bill Blue learned his chops playing for many years with Arthur (Big Boy) Crudup (author of Elvis’ hit “That’s Alright Mama”). He’s shared the stage with ZZ Top, The Allman Brothers, Albert King, Johnny Winter and Hank Williams Jr. He was signed to the prestigious Adelphi Record label, one of the best blues labels in the US. Adelphi’s international distribution offered Blue the opportunity to be heard around the world. After touring with his own ensemble, The Bill Blue Band, Bill
Suenalo Brings 8-piece funk/afro-latin/jam band to The Parrot
Suenalo, the Miami-based 8-piece Afro-Latin-funk-jam band, explodes on to The Green Parrot Stage for two pelvis-grinding nights of of funk, mambo, hip-hop, and jam-band-style with shows beginning at 10 PM on Friday and Saturday, March 13th and 14th.
Any Parrot patron present for Suenalo’s past Parrot shows will remember a barrage of music that’s simultaneously Afro-Cuban, Dominican hip-hop, R&B, Latin-Funk, Cuban Rumba, and Colombian Cumbia. The ensemble employs rhythms from Brazil to Jamaica, including samba, rumba, son, hip-hop, and reggae, mainly focusing on fusing Afro-beat and Latin rhythms with funk and rhythm and blues.
The group’s members form a multicultural cocktail, a crashing wave of African beats, reggae, dancehall, and samba that make Suenalo one of the most eclectic bands to emerge from Miami in years. Formed in 2002 in the vibrant neighborhood of Little Havana, Suénalo has won legions of loyal fans and recently garnered Best Local Latin Rock Band honors from the Miami New Times, where they were dubbed as the source of Miami’s best new spin on rock, Latin or otherwise.
5-Piece Suenalo Lite Delivers Hard-Hitting Soul/Reggae/Latin Funk Covers at Saturday Parrot Soundcheck
Hard Drivin’ Carolina String Band Town Mountain Invades Parrot
Town Mountain brings their hard drivin’ bluegrass sound and tight harmonies to The Green Parrot stage with shows at 5:30 PM on Sunday March 15th and 10 PM on Monday March 16th.
They light up the stage with their honky-tonk edge and barroom swagger, featuring a Jimmy Martin-style bounce and confidence that is countered at times by a laid-back John Hartford-esque groove.
Town Mountain includes Robert Greer on vocals and guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo and vocals, Phil Barker on mandolin and vocals, Bobby Britt on fiddle and Nick DiSebastian on bass.
Musically-Adventurous, Grammy-Nominated, The Duhks Bring Neo-Folk Fusion to Parrot