11 Mar Kickin’ it up with Concerts in the Courtyard: March 13 – Lost Bayou Ramblers
The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Concerts in the Courtyard Series will make its seventh debut this month and with AOS sponsoring, we couldn’t be happier that this outdoor series is here with the changing of seasons. One Friday for each consecutive month until June, the HNOC will host talented musicians from Louisiana in their Courtyard at 533 Royal Street in the French Quarter.
First up is a band formed in 1999 by brothers André (accordion) and Louis Michot (fiddle and vocals): Lost Bayou Ramblers. They found a love for Cajun music by listening to the family band their father and uncles formed in the 1980s called Les Frères Michot. These energetic musicians have taken traditional Cajun music to new heights by infusing it with punk and psychedelic energy, making it a one of a kind rhythmic experience. The Lost Bayou Ramblers have become festival favorites around Louisiana and have reached great acclaim with a Grammy nomination for their 2007 album Live à la Blue Moon. Their contribution to The Beasts of the Southern Wild soundtrack has given them a name internationally. Joining the Michot brothers is Korey Richey (bass), Eric Heigle (drums) and Johnny Campos (guitar).
Each concert is held from 6 to 8 PM, with doors opening at 5:30 PM. General Admission is $10 (Free for THNOC members), and includes three complimentary beverages. Be sure to check out these other great acts in the coming months: Friday, April 17, with Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road. Friday, May 15, with Banu Gibson. Friday, June 12, with Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses.