Offbeat Review: Nine Lives: A Musical Story of New Orleans

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01 April 2012 — by John Swenson Here we have the complete “score” for Nine Lives: A Musical Story of New Orleans, combining the 24 songs released last year with 15 more written as part of the original conception but recorded in separate sessions toward the end of last year at Piety Street Studios. This […]

The DeSotos

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The DeSotos are an Auckland, New Zealand-based four piece who are standout exponents of the Americana/country blues genres. They mix a blend of rootsy guitars, Hammond organ and rock solid rhythm section with three part vocal harmonies to create their distinctive sound. 2009 was a breakthrough year for the band with their debut album, Cross […]

deKay & Sanchez-Nine Lives (Vol 2) Project

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Nine Lives – A Musical Adaptation Vol 1 has been released – and performed – to overwhelmingly positive press and interest. But the vision is not complete. The 14 or so remaining unrecorded songs need to be recorded and produced. The tentative plan is to go back into the studio in January to record the final […]

Vieux Carré (The French Quarter) Compilation

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Mystery Street Records, an affiliate of the fan-funded Threadhead Records, is pleased to release the second in a series of compilation CDs that explores the phenomenally eclectic music of New Orleans, present and past. The Vieux Carré (The French Quarter) is much more than beads, booze and Bourbon Street.  It is the place where literary […]

NYC Theater Community Takes Notice of Nine Lives

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The nonfiction book “Nine Lives,” a biography of nine New Orleans residents and their relationship with the fabled city, has inspired a song cycle and forthcoming album. Broadway actor and first-time theatre producer Michael Cerveris is in the early stages of helping to turn it into a theatrical musical… read more __________________________________________________________ Michael Cerveris, Dan […]

Burning Wood Blog Review: Frenchmen Street

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For as long as I’ve been going to New Orleans, Bourbon Street has been something of an eye sore, and sadly, a shadow of the place where jazz resounded from every door front. Spending as much time as I have in this wonderful city, you live and learn, and you come to realize, a tourist […]

Order Your Copy of Nine Lives

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The CDs have arrived! If you didn’t take advantage of the pre-order, now’s the time to order ! And check out the special if you order both the CD and the book it’s based on – Dan Baum’s Nine Lives!

Order Sounds of New Orleans: Frenchmen Street

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Frenchmen Street represents the myriad of musical styles heard pouring out of bar doors on any given night on one of the most unique and exciting streets in a most unique and exciting city.

Nine Lives CD Preview & Press Party 1/29/11

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Join us at JoAnn Guidos’ Kajun Bar at 2256 St. Claude Ave in New Orleans on Saturday, January 29th at 8pm for the debut of the Nine Lives – A Musical Adaptation CD at a listening party for the public and the press. Over a hundred of New Orleans’ finest artists from the film, musical and theatrical communities participated on this project, so you never know WHO’S going to show up!

Frenchmen Street Compilation Project

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Mystery Street Records announces the first in a series of compilation CDs that explores the phenomenally eclectic music of New Orleans. Frenchmen Street represents the myriad of musical styles heard pouring out of bar doors on any given night on one of the most unique and exciting streets in a most unique and exciting city.  […]