We are thrilled to announce the addition of artist manager Tavia Osbey to our growing artist management division. Tavia brings with her, maybe one of the hottest bands in New Orleans right now, Tank and the Bangas. Tank has been everywhere recently, inclusing London! Stay tuned for good things to come and let’s welcome Tavia, Tank and the entire rest of the Bangas to the Simple Play family!
We are beyond thrilled, excited, exasperated and any other adjective you can think of to announce that we are now working with one of New Orleans most iconic artists – BIG FREEDIA
YOU ALREADY KNOW!
Our very own Sweet Crude is the featured artist on the cover of Offbeat Magazine for the month of October! Look how colorful they are! Click the pic for the article and info on what they are all about (if you don’t already know)
Very excited to announce Small Black’s return to the Big Easy with very special guest Painted Palms!
Wednesday October 14th / Tickets on-sale this Friday July 31 at 11am CST.
GREAT PEACOCK from Nashville, TN will make their New Orleans’ debut on Monday September 14th. Tickets are now ON-SALE at an advance price of only $6.
Buy Tickets by clicking on the pic below.
You can call Great Peacock a folk band… but don’t expect them to make music for campfires or square dances. Raised in the Deep South and headquartered in Nashville, they’re a group of red-blooded country boys who aren’t afraid of the big city. Case in point: Making Ghosts — the duo’s harmony-heavy, guitar-driven debut album — whose 11 songs find the middle ground between rootsy, down-home Americana and super-sized arena pop/rock.
“To us, it’s just pop music with organic acoustic instruments,” says Andrew Nelson, who
shares lead vocals and guitar duties with co-founder Blount Floyd. “The album has some fiddle, some pedal steel and a whole lot of acoustic guitar, which sounds like the traditional setup for a country band. But this isn’t a country record. It’s not really a folk record, either. It’s a pop/record… with folk tendencies.”
Nelson and Floyd first crossed paths in their early 20s, bonding instantly over a shared love of cheap beer and good Southern music. After logging several years together in a loud, Tennessee-based rock band, they split off to form their own project, swapping out the amplified swagger of their previous group for a straightforward sound anchored by acoustic guitars, anthemic melodies and two intertwined voices. Like an old-school harmony duo retuned for a new generation, they started off with a handful of classic influences — the country croon of George Jones, the working class rock & roll of Bruce Springsteen, the heartland hum of Tom Petty — and expanded their sound from there, turning Great Peacock into the sort of band that’s simultaneously rooted in tradition and headed toward new territory.