NolaPalooza7

Sat Jul 14 2018

7:30 PM Doors

Varsity Theatre

3353 Highland Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Ages 18+

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The Barefoot Pedals Foundation was formed in 2011 to honor the legacy of Jeffrey David Nola. Jeff died in Baton Rouge, LA, on May 29, 2011, at the age of 35 after fighting a courageous battle with a rare form of cancer called Burkitt’s Lymphoma. The Foundation receives and distributes donations exclusively for charitable purposes, primarily for the Jeff Nola '94 Memorial Scholarship Fund, and charities that exemplify the values and characteristics Jeff lived his life promoting.

“While Jeff’s presence may no longer be with us, his spirit is still alive and well. It is this spirit that composed and played the drumbeat he followed during his time here on earth. It took him to mission trips in the desert and mountains, it led him to a life of education, it led him to instill the love of music into hundreds of youths, and it led him to develop a deep faith in the power of spiritual ministry. In hopes of honoring this legacy, and to ensure that his drumbeat continues to be heard, several of us have created the Barefoot Pedals Foundation.”

— Andrew Brown, Foundation President

Barefoot Pedals Foundation
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    Holding it down on background vocals and drums is Mr. Erie “Plat’num Pokket” Rheams. Erie is a seasoned vet of the Baton Rouge variety music scene and makes a 4 piece First Act starter drum kit sound like a 48 piece kit being played by Neil Peart in Madison Square Garden. Erie had the pleasure of playing for many different artist both locally and globally.

    Mr. Sam Politz, a native of Napoleonville, LA. He is known for doing a Billy Corgan impression better than Billy Corgan himself. When Corgan gets laryngitis, the Smashing Pumpkins call Sam to fill in. When Sam isn’t standing in for the Pumpkins, he’s busy slappin’ the stankolitious bass and singing lead and background vocals for the Grits. So, if you ever smell anything funky while we play, that’s just Sam “stankin’ up the joint as usual.”

    Rounding out the band is Mr. Corey Bourgeois, the guitar player and lead/background vocalist for The Grits. Corey’s skills on the electric guitar are almost the best thing about him – second only to his spectacular head of hair. That beautiful salt & pepper hair aside, he’s got enough licks to get you to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

Barefoot Pedals Foundation

NolaPalooza7

Sat Jul 14 2018 7:30 PM Doors

Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge LA
NolaPalooza7
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Ages 18+

The Barefoot Pedals Foundation was formed in 2011 to honor the legacy of Jeffrey David Nola. Jeff died in Baton Rouge, LA, on May 29, 2011, at the age of 35 after fighting a courageous battle with a rare form of cancer called Burkitt’s Lymphoma. The Foundation receives and distributes donations exclusively for charitable purposes, primarily for the Jeff Nola '94 Memorial Scholarship Fund, and charities that exemplify the values and characteristics Jeff lived his life promoting.

“While Jeff’s presence may no longer be with us, his spirit is still alive and well. It is this spirit that composed and played the drumbeat he followed during his time here on earth. It took him to mission trips in the desert and mountains, it led him to a life of education, it led him to instill the love of music into hundreds of youths, and it led him to develop a deep faith in the power of spiritual ministry. In hopes of honoring this legacy, and to ensure that his drumbeat continues to be heard, several of us have created the Barefoot Pedals Foundation.”

— Andrew Brown, Foundation President