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LITTLE RED AND THE RENEGADES
ZYDECO MUSIC LEGEND GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Free Performance to pay tribute to the late Roy Carrier by Grammy Award Winning Artist Chubby Carrier
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band are bringing their Grammy-award winning brand of swamp-funky zydeco music to the East Coast. During this rare East Coast appearance, Carrier will take a night to pay a special tribute to his Dad, pioneering zydeco legend Roy Carrier, with a fan appreciation party at Surf Club Live, in Edmonston, Maryland.
During his lengthy career, the elder Roy developed a large and devoted fan base on the East Coast, and Surf Club Live was a regular gig. Chubby says, “Since my father’s death in 2010, his fans have expressed tremendous love and support to our family.” To show his gratitude, Chubby will pay tribute to his Dad by giving a free show. “I want to show the fans how much I appreciate them supporting my dad.” Carrier says.
When Roy played Surf Club Live, the place just pulsated with the energy of his music. The Washington Post described Roy’s signature style as a “raucous and relentless invitation to dance. “ “That’s what Chubby promises this night will be,” added Wayne Kahn, Roy’s long-time friend and producer. If you are a fan or even if you have never heard zydeco before, this is a night not to be missed.
Come see why they say “Ain’t no party like a Chubby party when a Chubby party goin’ on cause a Chubby party don't stop!!”
Monday, September 19, 2011
Surf Club Live
4711 Kenilworth Ave
Edmonston, MD 20781
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Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band have been sharing this indigenous Louisiana music to the world since 1989. After traveling to four continents, logging 275 dates per year, over a 22 year span, the band received the highest honor in the music industry, a Grammy Award. The 2010 Best Cajun or Zydeco Album, “Zydeco Junkie”.
And I Add a Little Background:
Larry Beniciewics of Baltimore was the first person from the area to search out Roy Carrier and convinced him to come up to the DC/Baltimore area in I think 1992. I first saw Roy at Mark Gretchl's Tornado Alley and became a fast and dedicated fan. Roy had a 2 night Thursday Friday gig at Tornado Alley and I was there both nights in 93. The next day he played Alonzo's Eat the Rich picnic in Baltimore and I drove up 95 to catch him again. He recognized me from being a zydeco dance crazy when I got the chance to talk with him after his set. He had some T-shirts that he had been selling but had run out by the time I asked to buy one. He took my name and address and mailed me one when he returned home.
The last week of April 1996, I took delivery of the first Right on Rhythm CD, The Blues You Would Just Hate To Lose Vol I on my way to Jazzfest so the very first place anyone saw the disc was in New Orleans that year. I ran into Roy at a mid-week party and immediately handed him a disc saying "Here Roy, this is a CD full of blues bands playing live in the clubs around DC & Baltimore that you can check out when you come up north" His immediate response floored me. It was, "why don't you record me when I come up to DC". That was the very beginning of a long relationship with Roy and his family. I began taping him every chance I got on his trips to the area and from those tapes the CD Nasty Girls was created with the Washington Post calling it a Raucous and Relentless invitation to dance. In the late 90's with Claudia leading the way we fought a publishing battle on his behalf with the result being that Roy gained control over all of his publishing and began to see a return on the years worth of recordings that pre-dated the Right on Rhythm years. The Mid-Atlantic is home to one of Roy's most devout followings and continued to support him through the years. Chubby recognizes this and it is his way to give something back.
I say THANK YOU back to Chubby for this great treat he is sending our way. He is doing this gig out of his own pocket covering hotel & van rental
SEE YOU TONIGHT!!
Little Red & the Renegades will be doing their Louisiana thing (1/2 New Orleans & 1/2 Zydeco) tonight, August 12th… FRIDAY …. at Haydee's Restaurant in Mt Pleasant DC. (please disregard the date on the artwork below, it is indeed August 12th)
WE HAVE FUN!
I know it is old news now but it was still a great day at Jazzfest when Chubby paid tribute to his father Roy.
On Saturday I am heading to New Orleans to be at JAZZFEST when Grammy winner Chubby Carrier pays tribute to his father, Zydeco Legend Roy Carrier.
Right on Rhythm became Roy's record label and publisher in 1996 when we released Nasty Girls (ROR002) Roy encouraged me to pick up the rub board and was the one who got me the board I scrub today.
I had the issue with my hand the first week of April and just got the stitches out this past Friday. I'll have my board with me and if there is any way possible I'll be rubbin on that darned ol' thing when Chubby hits the Blues Stage at Fest Sunday 5/8 at 12:45.
Me & Phillip Carrier
The Nighthawks Last Train To Bluesville is nominated in the best acoustic blues album at this weekends Blues Music Awards in Memphis.
GOOD LUCK TO MARK, JOHNNY, PAUL, & MARK!
On one of his previous trips east he told me he was going to write a song using Right on Rhythm and its over-arching metaphor for life as it’s main theme. You’ve heard me say it “Whether you are dancing, playing, or just being, It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you do it on time (hit the beat). I forgot completely about his statement but lo and behold on Duke’s new CD I Want to Be Rich there it is! ROR has been immortalized!
Follow the link http://electrogliderecords.com/drduketumatoe.cfm to purchase Duke’s new cd or find it on iTunes. Check out his crowd favorite Tie you up when you visit the site
2461 18th St NW
Friday, May 6th, 2011 7:00 to 9:30
Price: $10.00 suggested donation
Help raise funds for Hungry For Music. "Providing the gift of music to underserved children with a hunger to play". http://hungryformusic.com/
Two bands performing this Friday. First up from 7 to 8 is "In Layman Terms" and from 8:30 to 9:30 It's "The Mike Westcott Band"
The Bands playing are both all about family…. The Mike Westcott band will have Mike's Dad Dave Westcott on Drums with Good Friend Thierry Lenor on Bass. The ultimate family band in the opening slot is "In Layman Terms" and they feature 13 year old Brother and Son Cole Layman on Guitar, and 10 year old Sister and Daughter Logan Layman on Bass, with Mom Sandy Layman on Drums.
Connect with In Layman Terms at http://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Layman-Terms/165015683543593
and Connect with The Mike Westcott Band at www.facebook.com/mikewestcottband
The Surf Club Live lives on as a great music venue this Thursday for a Cinco De Mayo show with the Grandsons.