This Weeks Green Parrot Press Release

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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


Well known for shaking up the Green Parrot Bar’s stage, Paul Cebar’s Tomorrow Sound. (formerly Paul Cebar and
 the Milwaukeeans)  return to the Parrot with shows at 9 PM on  Wednesday, March 11th and  5:30 and 9:00 PM on P.M. on Thursday, March 12th.

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”.
Says Cebar, “My departure has always been funk and  soul oriented, with African and Latin aspects.” But Cebar now feels he
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.”

At heart, Cebar is a musicologist who unearths obscure nuggets that he can’t resist playing, complete with twists culled from all the other great stuff he’s found.

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

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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 decided eighteen years on the road was enough. He moved to Key West in the early 1980s, venturing from the island only occasionally to play festivals and to tour Europe.

Suenalo Brings 8-piece funk/afro-latin/jam band to The Parrot 

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 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

Bringing hard-hitting soul/reggae/funk/latin covers, Suenalo Lite comes onstage lean and mean for the 5:30 PM Green Parrot soundcheck on Saturday March 14th.
This 5-piece, pared-down version of Suenalo is still pound-for-pound one of the hottest tickets on the south Florida music scene,

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.

Ed Helms’ writing in The Bluegrass Situation says,  “They play bluegrass. Period. They play it hard, they play it fast, and they play it like their fingers are bleeding and their picks are breaking.”
The past two years have pushed Town Mountain into the upper tier of acoustic bands, with fans and critics alike celebrating the high energy of their one-of-a-kind live shows.   They have found themselves at some of the most prestigious festivals in the country such as MerleFest, Grey Fox, Rockygrass, Suwannee Springfest and the Targhee Bluegrass Festival earning them a nomination for IBMA’ s 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year, a natural follow up to their two 2013 IBMA Momentum Awards.

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 


The Green Parrot will proudly present the Grammy-nominated Canadian folk-fusion band The Duhks on March 17th and 18th with shows at 5:30 and 9:00 PM.
The Boston Globe says of the Duhks, “Canada’s premier neo-tradsters romp from world-beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey, with wild-eyed invention, haunting traditionalism, and spine-rattling groove. GRAMMY nominees and JUNO award winners, seeing The Duhks live is nothing short of a spiritual experience. A syncopated bluesy banjo number seamlessly follows a Brazilian samba; an old-time jaunt nestles comfortably next to a gospel performance. One of the most musically adventurous bands to come from the roots scene in the past decade, The Duhks return to the stage is definitely a cause for celebration.”
No band epitomizes the polyethnic strands of modern folk music better than The Duhks.  The Duhks have created a dynamic blend of old-timey, French Canadian and Celtic music punched up with shades of blues, soul and driving Afro Cuban rhythms that leaves festival crowds on their feet. Over the course of 4 critically-acclaimed albums the band has earned Juno and Grammy awards and nominations and have played a leading role in the neo-folk revival.
 Formed in 2001 in Winnipeg, Canada,. Featuring banjo, fiddle, guitar, percussion, and vocals, The Duhks blend folk music together with various traditional styles, including soul, gospel, old-time country string, and Zydec. The band also commonly plays traditional Irish dance music, integrating Latin-influenced percussion as well as Celtic- and Cajun-influenced fiddle-playing.