Shamarr Allen is the definition of New Orleans Music! Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip hop, rock, funk, funk blues, and country. In addition to performing with his band, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists such as Willie Nelson, Galactic, Mannie Fresh, Patti Labelle, Harry Connick Jr. and Lenny Kravitz to name a few. In addition to displaying his skills on the frontline as a lead performer, Allen is also a music composer, writer, producer and multi instrumentalist.
Patsy Cline was one of the most influential and acclaimed vocalists of the 21st century. She was a true pioneer for women in the country music industry and a wild character whose personal stories shine in their retelling, again and again. Emotive and sultry, her contralto could describe the depths of the human condition with rare poignance. Hers was a voice of the century. This unique performance will honor her in song and story.
Originally introduced to the world as the front woman for the nu-disco band Escort, French-Caribbean singer and bassist Adeline (pronounced ad-uh-leen) is a prolific songwriter who also produces music as Nightshade with co-producer Morgan Wiley (Hercules & Love Affair, Midnight Magic). Adeline has toured globally, appearing with Anderson Paak, Lee Fields, Chromeo, Big Freeda, Natalie Prass and more, and has performed at Afropunk, Red Rock’s Funk on the Rocks and Winter Jazz Fest. When she’s not in the studio or touring her own music, Adeline also plays bass in CeeLo Green’s band.
Guitarist/composer Joel Harrison reunites his groundbreaking group Free Country this October. The concept for the band started in 2002 when Harrison released the first of three Free Country records on the Act label, in which he created radically creative jazz arrangements of country and Appalachian tunes. The success of the record, which included a then barely known singer named Norah Jones, brought Harrison acclaim throughout Europe and the U.S. In 2018 Harrison recorded the 3rd Free Country record with luminaries such as David Binney (his longtime ally), Brian Blade, and Jon Cowherd.