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 […]

Stereophile Magazine Review: Nine Lives Vol 1

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NINE LIVES A MUSICAL ADAPTATION, VOLUME 1 by Colman deKay & Paul Sanchez, based on the novel by Dan Baum Mystery Street 2011 Paul Sanchez producer Wes Fontenot, Mark Bingham engineers Nine Lives New Orleans’ musical renaissance, so well documented in the HBO series Treme, has reached its apotheosis with this expansive project. Paul Sanchez, […]

Video: Nine Lives LIVE Opening Number, Fine In The Lower Nine

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New Orleans – On May 4, 2011, Nine Lives – The Musical Adaptation made its stage debut at Le Petit Theatre for two sold out shows. Penchant Productions, a New Orleans-based event & video production company, was engaged to film the performance. Here is the opening number from that magical night:

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 […]

Video: Nine Lives LIVE Finale, Rebuild Renew

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New Orleans – On May 4, 2011, Nine Lives –  The Musical Adaptation made its stage debut at Le Petit Theatre for two sold out shows. Penchant Productions, a New Orleans-based event & video production company, was engaged to film the performance. Here is the first released clip from that magical night:

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 […]

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.  […]