Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, Strange Roux is a high energy rock n’ roll band with influences both old and new rooted with the sounds of the Louisiana swamp. The members consist of Laurie Lehner (Vocals), Jason Kareores (Guitar/Slide), Cody Lee(Guitar), Eric Burgess (Bass), and Nick Hughes (Drums). They have had successful shows at popular New Orleans’ venues such as Tipitina’s, Howlin’ Wolf, and Blue Nile. They were also featured as one of New Orleans “up and coming” bands at Backbeat Foundations’ “Made in the Shade” event at Le Petite Theater during French Quarter Fest 2011.
Strange Roux has just released their first E.P. Boogieman which has already been welcomed with great reviews. They plan on doing some regional touring and building their fan base at home and on the road.
Based out of New Orleans, Louisiana, The Crooked Vines is a funk-pop collective that brings exciting funk-fueled jams to the stage. Their heavy-hitting energy sustains and tastefully dips into spacey pleasure throughout their shows bringing a new sound to life. Mikayla Braun's sensitive yet compelling voice leads the ensemble, backed by Rex Marshall on bass and Woody Hill on drums. This duo holds down the gritty rhythm section grooves where Steven Schwartz perfectly places his sweetly distorted keyboards, creating the perfect pocket for the hard-hitting horn lines provided by Phil Arpa on saxophone and James Keene on trombone. The group released their first studio effort on October 10th, 2015, self-titled The Crooked Vines, and their second album "Alive" on November 10th, 2017. Both are available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, BandCamp, and most other major platforms. You can find the group in New Orleans at venues such as Tipitina's, The Howlin' Wolf, House of Blues, and Gasa Gasa. They have opened for The Grammy Award winning Rebirth Brass Band, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Mystikal, George Porter Jr., Naughty Professor, Cyril Neville, John "Papa" Gros of Papa Grows Funk and more!