Friends of the Library Sunday Concert Series
The Barrelhouse Wailers serve up their own take on Prohibition Era hot jazz & blues music of the 1920’s and 1930’s. They perform only on acoustic instruments to retain the authentic sound of that period. The Wailers bring their passion and energy to the style, making it as fresh today as it was when it was the newest, hottest dance music 90 years ago! This eclectic crew of 6-8 musicians really entertains with a whole lot of jazz, a pinch of blues, and a bayou full of New Orleans swagger. They have been influenced by a cocktail of artists, past and present, like Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Asylum Street Spankers, Gershwin, Sydney Bechet, Billie Holiday as well as Traditional New Orleans Jazz, Classic Blues, Country Blues and Jug Band sounds. They will feature original compositions as well as traditional covers.
For more information, music, and videos, check out www.thebarrelhousewailers.com.
- Special Event