Asbury Park Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 8:00 PM EST
(7:00 PM Doors)
- Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 1:00 AM EST
House of Independents, Asbury Park, NJ
Come celebrate Mardi Gras at the House on February 25th! New Jersey meets New Orleans with The Marc Stone 3 Band and The VooDUDEs performing along with costume contest, crowns for king and queen and more! Doors open at 7PM, all ages!
The Marc Stone 3 Band
NYC born guitarist and bandleader Marc Stone has spent the last two decades making his bones on the New Orleans scene, earning nominations for Best Blues Album 2015 and Best Bluest Artist 2014 from OffBeat Magazine's Best of the Beat Awards and racking up years of festival appearances and international tours. His albums and side projects find him collabortating with Blues legends Walter Wolfman Washington, John Mooney, Benny Turner, and Alvin Youngblood Hard as well as Mike Dillon, Papa Mati, members of the Dirty Dozen, Galactic, Honey Island Swamp Band, and Bonerama. When he's not on stage or in the studio, Marc keeps the music rolling as host of the Soul Serenade on venerated NOLA radio station WWOZ 90.7-fm.
After heading the prestigious Big Easy in Buffalo Mardi Gras Jam last year with a little help from HEA Heritage Awards winning Sacred Steel master Chuck Campbell, Stone is making another Mardi Gras run through the northeast. His three piece band will feature one of his earliest Blues mentors - NY State Blues Hall of fame member and revered NYC stalwart Jerry Dugger on bass, and bayou-bred young lion Terry Scott, Jr. from Houma, La. on drums.
The VooDUDES are all about big fun. That fun echoes across 22+ years of playing festivals, concerts, clubs, etc. in 14 US States, as well as Canada, Switzerland, and Greece. The band's sound comes from their love of American Roots music from the Gulf Coast. Blues, Rock, Country, Zydeco and R&B grooves are guaranteed to make hands clap and feet stomp. And it goes great with spicy food, and, all kinds of beverages.
The VooDUDES have produced 6 CDs, including the bands original music: Take Cover, Let ‘Em Roll, and Block Party (co-produced by Patti Smith bassist Tony Shanahan). That CD garnered the band a Gannett Makin’Waves Music Award.
The VooDUDES compositions have appeared on such compilations as: Dr. Demento’s Basement Tapes #6; Dance Songs of New Orleans & Louisiana, NY Blues, Songs from Food & Music Fest; Fresh Local Produce; Jersey Jams; Jersey Jazz & Blues Foundation Presents, and Live At AJ’s. The VooDUDES earlier CDs are I Been VooDUDE, Wake the Dead, and Night of the Living DUDES.
The VooDUDES have performed as featured opener for these national acts: Levon Helm, Dr. John, Mavis Staples, Branford Marsalis, Anders Osborne, Roomful Of Blues, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Johnny Adams, Jeffery Broussard, Buckwheat Zydeco, CJ Chenier, Commander Cody, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Eddie, Holmes Brothers, The Iguanas, Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun, Rosie Ledet, The Red Elvises, Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr, Wayne Toups & ZydeCajun, the US Navy Jazzband, and Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha-Chas.