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Feb. 6 - New CDs, French Quarter Festival and return to Europe

Peter has been busy in Santo Domingo, capital of Dominican Republic (pop. 6 million) finishing recording sessions for 11 original instrumental songs. Drummer Guy Frómeta (Mike Stern, Juan Luis Guerra etc) is coproducing the CD. The new songs combine New Orleans grooves with Caribbean percussion.

Peter also has been working on a new Blues-based CD. He has a dozen new songs that have a strong blues foundation with Novelli's trademark Louisiana/New Orleans blues, funk and R&B sound.
In April, Peter returns to the French Quarter Festival for the 4th year, on the Songwriter Stage where he'll be in the company of some of New Orleans' finest.
Aaron Neville headlines the festival.
Booking is underway for a return to Europe in July.

Nov. 1 - NOVELLI OVERSEAS

for booking call 504 478 7345 / 1 809 994 1159 international, or email chaletmusic@gmail.com

Peter made a fast recovery from his long-avoided shoulder surgery, settling into the Dominican Republic beach town of Juan Dolio. He resumed touring and performances at the end of August with a return tour to Norway.

Peter spent most of April gigging in his home base of New Orleans, with a set at the French Quarter Festival which drew a record 800,000 people on 23 stages. There were over 200 other artists including many that Peter had worked with either onstage or in studio, such as Buckwheat Zydeco and Sonny Landreth.

Novelli is finishing his 4th CD, recorded in Santo Domingo with some of the top musicians (a collection of guitar instrumentals, blues/funk based, that include latin percussion elements).

He also finished writing a group of new blues songs and has started recording in Nashville.

Novelli's 3rd CD "St Amant Sessions," released 16 months ago, has stayed on the Roots Music charts and continues to gain critical acclaim.

Recent reviews for Novelli's 2015 release "St Amant Sessions"

from C. Michael Bailey (All About JAZZ):
"Novelli possesses a guitar capability that is heads and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. He is playing is facile and intelligent across the sub-genre of his oeuvre. "

from Rick Allen, Vintage Guitar:
"Novelli’s rhythmically rich tunes have killer licks galore."

from BluesMatters (UK):
"...virtuoso guitarist..."

Jul. 25 - Peter takes a pause to heal...

for booking call 504-478-7345 or email chaletmusic@gmail.com

Peter finally sought long-avoided surgery. His left shoulder was a casualty of many strenuous gigs, and the associated gear hauling etc. He was fortunate to connect with a gifted surgeon-- Dr Servio Peña -- in his second home of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). Dr. Peña has a track record with other musicians and Peter is currently undergoing physical therapy and on target to make a return tour to Europe late August.

Peter spent most of April gigging in his home base of New Orleans, with a set at the French Quarter Festival which drew a record 800,000 people on 23 stages. There were over 200 other artists including many that Peter had worked with either onstage or in studio, such as Buckwheat Zydeco and Sonny Landreth.

Novelli is finishing his 4th CD, recorded in Santo Domingo with some of the top musicians (a collection of guitar fusion instrumentals that include latin percussion elements).

He is also working on a new Blues CD, in Nashville at Dark Horse Studios.

Novelli's 3rd CD "St Amant Sessions," released 16 months ago, has stayed on the Roots Music charts and continues to gain critical acclaim.
Recent reviews for Novelli's 2015 release "St Amant Sessions"

from Rick Allen, Vintage Guitar:
"Novelli’s rhythmically rich tunes have killer licks galore."

from BluesMatters (UK):
"...virtuoso guitarist..."

from C. Michael Bailey (All About JAZZ):
"Novelli possesses a guitar capability that is heads and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. He is playing is facile and intelligent across the sub-genre of his oeuvre. "

Jun. 1 - Novelli on the move again

for booking call 504-478-7345 or email chaletmusic@gmail.com

Peter spent most of April gigging in his home base of New Orleans, with a set at the French Quarter Festival which drew a record 800,000 people on 23 stages. There were over 200 other artists including many that Peter had worked with either onstage or in studio, such as Buckwheat Zydeco and Sonny Landreth.

Followed by stops in Indianapolis, Nashville and NY, Peter returned to Santo Domingo (DR), his second home, to pick up on a series of blues performances ad to resume work on his 4th CD (a collection of guitar fusion instrumentals that include latin percussion elements).

Peter will be returning to Europe in August and then in September, revisiting Nashville to resume studio sessions at Dark Horse Studios.

Novelli's 3rd CD "St Amant Sessions," released 15 months ago, remains on the Roots Music charts and continues to gain critical acclaim. recent reviews for Novelli's 2015 release "St Amant Sessions"

from Rick Allen, Vintage Guitar:
"Novelli’s rhythmically rich tunes have killer licks galore."

from BluesMatters (UK):
"...virtuoso guitarist..."

from C. Michael Bailey (All About JAZZ):
"Novelli possesses a guitar capability that is heads and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. He is playing is facile and intelligent across the sub-genre of his oeuvre. "

Apr. 3 - NEW ORLEANS CONCERTS / Booking 2016-2017

for booking call 504-478-7345 or email chaletmusic@gmail.com
Peter returns home to New Orleans after a series of shows and recording sessions in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He is performing at the French Quarter Festival, several French Quarter shows and a live session on WWOZ radio.
Novelli's 3rd CD "St Amant Sessions," released a year ago, remains on the Roots Music charts and continues to gain critical acclaim. recent reviews for Novelli's 2015 release "St Amant Sessions"

Peter has been rebooked for his 3rd tour to Norway starting August 28.

from Rick Allen, Vintage Guitar:
"Novelli’s rhythmically rich tunes have killer licks galore."

from BluesMatters (UK):
"...virtuoso guitarist..."

from C. Michael Bailey (All About JAZZ):
"Novelli possesses a guitar capability that is heads and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. He is playing is facile and intelligent across the sub-genre of his oeuvre. "

Jan. 11 - NOVELLI TOUR BOOKING 2016

TOUR BOOKINGS CALL 504-478-7345 or email chaletmusic@gmail.com

After a great return tour to Norway, Novelli is in Santo Domingo, DR, his home away from New Orleans, to pick up work on a new CD of original instrumentals...New Orleans funk, jazz fusion with Caribbean percussion.

Peter is working with co-producer Guy Frometa (drums, Juan Luis Guerra, Mike Stern etc) Corey Allen, keys (Manhattan Transfer, Chuck Mangione and many more) Pengbian Sang, bass (RetroJazz, etc) Edgar Molina, percussion (RetroJazz and more).

Meanwhile, Novelli is always doing shows around the cosmopolitan city of Santo Domingo (500 years old and 6 million people).

recent reviews for Novelli's 2015 release "St Amant Sessions"

from Rick Allen, Vintage Guitar:
"Novelli’s rhythmically rich tunes have killer licks galore."

from BluesMatters (UK):
"...virtuoso guitarist..."

from C. Michael Bailey (All About JAZZ):
"Novelli possesses a guitar capability that is heads and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. He is playing is facile and intelligent across the sub-genre of his oeuvre. "

Nov. 3 - Novelli in studio in Santo Domingo

Peter is working on a new project in studio in Capitol of Dominican Republic, new instrumental compositions rooted in jazz, funk, blues and New Orleans grooves blended with latin percussion. He is working with some of the very best musicians, all based here: Corey Allen, keys (Manhattan Transfer, Chuck Mangione, etc), Pengbian Sang, bass (Retro Jazz), Guy Frómeta, drums (Juan Luis Guerra, Mike Stern etc) and Edgar Molina, percussion.

Peter returns to one of his favorite countries, NORWAY, for an intense two week tour. With New Orleans drummer Darryl White and Norway pros Bent Patey (guitar) and Gunnar Engen (bass), Peter will focus on his new CD St Amant Sessions and also cover songs from his debut CD and his second, Louisiana Roots & Blues.

recent reviews
from Rick Allen, Vintage Guitar:
"Novelli’s rhythmically rich tunes have killer licks galore."

from BluesMatters (UK):
"...virtuoso guitarist..."

from C. Michael Bailey (All About JAZZ):
"Novelli possesses a guitar capability that is heads and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. He is playing is facile and intelligent across the sub-genre of his oeuvre. "

Sep. 24 - NORWAY TOUR

Peter returns to one of his favorite countries, NORWAY, for an intense two week tour. With New Orleans drummer Darryl White and Norway pros Bent Patey (guitar) and Gunnar Engen (bass), Peter will focus on his new CD St Amant Sessions and also cover songs from his debut CD and his second, Louisiana Roots & Blues.

Peter has developed a great following in the Dominican Republic, working with producer Fernando Rodriguez de Mondesert and publicist Pedro Bonilla. So much that he is making it his second home away from New Orleans. He says: "this is a world-class, 500-year old cosmopolitan city of 6,000,000 people, right on the Caribbean Sea, with some superior musicians...many Grammy winners here. Jazz has become popular and even more recently, the blues. It really is paradise!"

In October Peter enters the studio in Santo Domingo with Guy Frometa, drums/producer (Juan Luis Guerra, Mike Stern, etc), Corey Allen, keys (Manhattan Transfer, Chuck Mangione, etc) Pengbian Sang, bass, Edgar Molina, percussion. Recording a group of exciting original instrumentals with funk, jazz, blues and New Orleans roots blended with Dominican rhythms.

recent reviews
from Rick Allen, Vintage Guitar:
"Novelli’s rhythmically rich tunes have killer licks galore."

from BluesMatters (UK):
"...virtuoso guitarist..."

from C. Michael Bailey (All About JAZZ):
"Novelli possesses a guitar capability that is heads and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. He is playing is facile and intelligent across the sub-genre of his oeuvre. "

Aug. 7 - new CD "St Amant Sessions" continues success / shows and sessions in Dominican Republic

Peter's new CD continues its run on the Charts (Roots Music Report). After an intense USA tour and some gigs in his home bade New Orleans,Novelli returns to his second home in Santo Domingo DR for a series of jazz-blues based shows. Recording sessions are underway in Santo Domingo, too, for a new instrumental CD a fusion of blues, jazz, New Orleans grooves and Caribbean rhythms. Stay tuned!

Also confirmed is a return tour to Norway for November.

From Dan Willging, OFFBEAT Magazine, New Orleans:
Peter Novelli’s third album kicks off with a bang with guest Sonny Landreth’s signature slide guitar on “Louisiana Sunrise.” It’s a riveting road song...
As a guitarist, Novelli never overpowers, but carefully crafts his solos with ample individual expression and varying shades and textures.

from C. Michael Bailey (All About JAZZ):
Novelli possesses a guitar capability that is heads and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. He is playing is facile and intelligent across the sub-genre of his oeuvre. He peppers St. Amant Sessions with powerful instrumentals. "Boudin" features his precise and slashing guitar playing over a Meters funk motif. Drummer Brian Brignac is afforded space to display his wares among Novelli's sparks. It is jazz by any other name. "Shreveport Stomp" includes elements of the Beatles, Bill Haley and Jerry Reed in Novelli's guitar playing. He hits on his country cylinders. "I-10 Boogie" pulls out all stops as a bar-walking, trash talking, instrumental where Novelli shows what he is made of. It is "pots on...gas on high."

Jul. 3 - St Amant Sessions hits charts as tour winds down

Congrats to Sonny Landreth who guested on Peter's new CD "St Amant Sessions", his new release "Bound By The Blues" entered the Roots Music Report charts at No 1 for Louisiana artists (and also Billboard Blues chart), with Peter's CD at No 2 last week and No 36 on national Blues Chart.
Novelli's Louisiana Roots & Blues Tour IV ended in Colorado this week after covering a dozen states.
Sonny is touring with Brian Brignac on drums and Chris Senac, bass. These cats formed the rhythm section for St Amant Sessions and Peter's live gigs in New Orleans in April...Brian is also touring internationally with Peter.

from C. Michael Bailey (All About Jazz)
...Novelli pours a more solid blues-rock foundation for his music that, while retaining the NOLA shuffle, bears a sharper edge, honed with jazz and country overtones and a heapin' slab of southern-fried backbeat. Novelli opens the disc with the rave-up "Louisiana Sunrise," featuring one Sonny Landreth playing his surgically-accurate slide guitar. It is a fine performance over a sauntering twelve-bar figure that sets the stage for the rest of the recording. Landreth is like cayenne, lime and garlic, his contributions improve everything they are a part of.

Novelli possesses a guitar capability that is heads and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. He is playing is facile and intelligent across the sub-genre of his oeuvre. He peppers St. Amant Sessions with powerful instrumentals. "Boudin" features his precise and slashing guitar playing over a Meters funk motif. Drummer Brian Brignac is afforded space to display his wares among Novelli's sparks. It is jazz by any other name. "Shreveport Stomp" includes elements of the Beatles, Bill Haley and Jerry Reed in Novelli's guitar playing. He hits on his country cylinders. "I-10 Boogie" pulls out all stops as a bar-walking, trash talking, instrumental where Novelli shows what he is made of. It is "pots on...gas on high."

Jun. 20 - St Amant Sessions enters charts

Congrats to Sonny Landreth who guested on Peter's new CD "St Amant Sessions", his new release "Bound By The Blues" entered the Roots Music Report charts at No 1 for Louisiana artists (and also Billboard Blues chart), with Peter's CD at No 6 this week. Sonny is touring with Brian Brignac on drums and Chris Senac, bass. These cats formed the rhythm section for St Amant Sessions and Peter's live gigs in New Orleans in April...Brian is also touring internationally with Peter.

from C. Michael Bailey (All About Jazz)
...Novelli pours a more solid blues-rock foundation for his music that, while retaining the NOLA shuffle, bears a sharper edge, honed with jazz and country overtones and a heapin' slab of southern-fried backbeat. Novelli opens the disc with the rave-up "Louisiana Sunrise," featuring one Sonny Landreth playing his surgically-accurate slide guitar. It is a fine performance over a sauntering twelve-bar figure that sets the stage for the rest of the recording. Landreth is like cayenne, lime and garlic, his contributions improve everything they are a part of.

Novelli possesses a guitar capability that is heads and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. He is playing is facile and intelligent across the sub-genre of his oeuvre. He peppers St. Amant Sessions with powerful instrumentals. "Boudin" features his precise and slashing guitar playing over a Meters funk motif. Drummer Brian Brignac is afforded space to display his wares among Novelli's sparks. It is jazz by any other name. "Shreveport Stomp" includes elements of the Beatles, Bill Haley and Jerry Reed in Novelli's guitar playing. He hits on his country cylinders. "I-10 Boogie" pulls out all stops as a bar-walking, trash talking, instrumental where Novelli shows what he is made of. It is "pots on...gas on high."

Jun. 8 - early reviews "St Amant Sessions"

from C. Michael Bailey (All About Jazz)
...Novelli pours a more solid blues-rock foundation for his music that, while retaining the NOLA shuffle, bears a sharper edge, honed with jazz and country overtones and a heapin' slab of southern-fried backbeat. Novelli opens the disc with the rave-up "Louisiana Sunrise," featuring one Sonny Landreth playing his surgically-accurate slide guitar. It is a fine performance over a sauntering twelve-bar figure that sets the stage for the rest of the recording. Landreth is like cayenne, lime and garlic, his contributions improve everything they are a part of.

Novelli possesses a guitar capability that is heads and shoulders above many of his contemporaries. He is playing is facile and intelligent across the sub-genre of his oeuvre. He peppers St. Amant Sessions with powerful instrumentals. "Boudin" features his precise and slashing guitar playing over a Meters funk motif. Drummer Brian Brignac is afforded space to display his wares among Novelli's sparks. It is jazz by any other name. "Shreveport Stomp" includes elements of the Beatles, Bill Haley and Jerry Reed in Novelli's guitar playing. He hits on his country cylinders. "I-10 Boogie" pulls out all stops as a bar-walking, trash talking, instrumental where Novelli shows what he is made of. It is "pots on...gas on high."

Apr. 26 - Early reviews for Peter's new CD "St Amant Sessions"

...Peter is based in New Orleans and there is a strong bayou feel to this album – he even has Cajun accordionist Sammy Naquin on a couple of items and zydeco accordion star Chubby Carrier on a further two, and the comparisons that have been made with slide guitar ace Sonny Landreth are not far wide of the mark.
As if to underline this, Sonny himself guests on the opener, ‘Louisiana Sunrise’. The French influence crops up naturally enough on ‘Je Ne Sais Quoi’, and Peter can remind the listener of the great, sadly underrated Bobby Charles (Robert Guidry) on a number like the mellow(ish) ‘Bourbon Street Blue’, which follows on from the raw, churning swamp boogieblues of ‘Spirit Passing By’.
The instrumentals ‘Boudin’, the 60s inflected ‘Shreveport Stomp’ and the joyously rocking ‘I-10 Boogie’ (a crash course in Louisiana sounds) all showcase Peter’s guitar mastery. This CD was a lovely surprise and one I will return to again and again. As Clifton Chenier said, “Laissez les bon temps rouler!”
-Norman Darwen, Bluesfromthenorthwest (England)

I just received the newest release, St Amant Sessions, from Peter Novelli and it has a lot of variety. Opening with Louisiana Sunrise with a country 2 step feel, Novelli, a vocalist and guitar player is joined by slide player extraordinaire, Sonny Landreth, who lights it up. Boudin is a really cool funky jazz track with Novelli showing his own guitar chops on lead melodic guitar. Backed by Chris Senac on bass and Brian Brignac on drums this is one of my favorite tracks on the release. Je Ne Sais Quoi is straight up rocker with cajun twist. Featuring Sammy Naquin on accordion and Kevin McKendree on keys, Novelli shines on both guitar and vocal. Very nice!
Spirit Passing By has a serious strut and is heavily driven by Brignac on drums. Novelli's guitar attack on this track is raw and carefree...I like it!
Woman In My Dreams is a smooth pop track with a jazz structure. Backing vocals by Bob Henderson and Elaine Foster as well as a voracious guitar lead from Novelli makes this track stand out.
Story In Your Mind is a smooth ballad with a nice harmonic guitar solo backed by McKendree on organ. Bob Henderson steps up with some nice sax work as well. A sure radio track. Shreveport Stomp, a boogie instrumental, has that Louisiana country instrumental flavor with slick guitar riffs and McKendree reinforcing on piano.
Thinkin' or Drinkin' really gets down into the Louisiana mud with R&B style funk. Naquin adds
tasteful accordion harmony on Novelli's lead vocals and Henderson and Foster on backing vocal. Henderson throws down a hot sax solo as well. Rounding out the mix is Novelli's stylistic guitar solo.
Another of my favorite tracks on the release is I-10 Boogie with a real Elmore James style guitar riff over a boogie beat. Novelli really shines on guitar on this track taking it for a hard ride. A break into a more Cha Cha feel gives Chubby Carrier the opportunity to hit his triple row accordion andthen into a New Orleans style piano groove for McKendree on keys, then into a Latin feel for guitar. Rolling back into a Texas blues/boogie this track is hot!
Wrapping the release is Zydeco Ride, again with Chubby Carrier leading the way on accordion.
- BMan's Blues Report, April 21, 2015

Apr. 6 - Novelli releases CD St Amant Sessions

Santo Domingo is the setting for international release of Peter Novelli's 3rd CD: St Amant Sessions, recorded in a small Louisiana town of the same name. The capitol of Dominican Republic, with a population of 5 million, has a growing and vibrant music scene and has become Novelli's second home away from New Orleans.
A New Orleans release follows on April 11 at Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans, followed by an appearance at French Quarter Festival.
Special guests on the session include Sonny Landreth (slide guitar), Chubby Carrier (triple row accordion) and Sammy Naquin (diatonic accordion).
The core band includes Kevin McKendree, keys (Delbert McClinton, Brian Setzer and more); Chris Senac, bass; Brian Brignac, drums. Elaine Foster on backing vocals (Allen Toussaint, Dr John, Bobby Charles etc).
In May Novelli will begin his 4th Louisiana Roots & Blues Tour covering a dozen states and then return to Europe.
St Amant Sessions was produced by Peter Novelli and Brian Brignac, recorded at Brignac's Sound Shack, and mixed ans mastered by Tony Daigle at Electric Comoland studio in LaFayette, Louisiana.

Feb. 6 - NOVELLI TO RELEASE NEW CD "ST AMANT SESSIONS"

Guitarist and songwriter Peter Novelli will release St. Amant Sessions, his third record in April 2015. There will be an international CD Release in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on April 6, followed by a New Orleans CD release at Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans.

Novelli has been on the road constantly in support of his 2010 and 2012 releases (Peter Novelli and Louisiana Roots and Blues) with successful tours in the US, Norway and The Dominican Republic.

Related Sites:
http://peternovelli.com
https://www.facebook.com/PeterNovelliBand

"...a potent combination of New Orleans street rhythms, swampy backbeats, jazzy infusions, and a most sincere and innovative approach to the blues..." —Blues Revue

"I don't know how any promotional agency could have helped me in Norway as much as the musicians here," states New Orleans guitar great, Peter Novelli, about his recent welcome as he toured for the first time in Norway. "They hooked me right up and are already booking me for major blues festivals and top venues for 2015. What a fantastic country for blues & roots music."

Novelli's insight is well earned. He's seen much of the world since his eponymous Peter Novelli was released in 2010. Each year, Novelli intentionally expands his tour radius to include big chunks of the US- the midwest, The Finger Lakes NY region- all the while headlining venues and events in New Orleans, where he is based. The Summer 2014 Louisiana Roots and Blues Tour with his New Orleans rhythm section kicked off in June and wound up in September at Abilene in Rochester NY.

But it's not just the US that intrigues and calls to Novelli. His music has been embraced by the Caribbean island country Dominican Republic where jazz, blues, and funk genres are gaining popularity with Dominicans as well as with the growing population of ex-pats.

And then there's Norway, where a month long tour forged a new audience for his music and a new respect among Norwegian musicians for Novelli's guitar prowess, vocals and songwriting. Novelli and Louisiana drummer Brian Brignac collaborated with Norwegian guitar guru Bent Patey and bassist Gunnar Engen.

During tour breaks, Novelli was ducking in and out of Brignac's Sound Shack in the small town of St. Amant to record his third record, St. Amant Sessions, with guest musicians like slide guitarist Sonny Landreth and his drummer Brian Brignac, the Grammy winning zydeco accordionist Chubby Carrier, keyboardist Kevin McKendree (Delbert McClinton), cajun accordionist Sammy Naquin and vocalist Elaine Foster (who's worked with Dr John and Alan Toussaint among others).

"St. Amant Sessions really reflects my growth as an artist, guitarist and songwriter," says Novelli. "My music really has been a journey. I'm inspired by New Orleans sounds as well as zydeco, cajun and Louisiana-Texas blues. I love playing, recording and touring the world. There's nothing better than standing on a stage in a foreign country and having an audience dig what you're doing."

- Tammy Brackett, Moonstruck Promotions

Dec. 19 - NEWS RELEASE – PETER NOVELLI RELEASES ST. AMANT SESSIONS

Guitarist and songwriter Peter Novelli will release St. Amant Sessions, his third record, February 10, 2015. Novelli has been on the road constantly in support of his 2010 and 2012 releases (Peter Novelli and Louisiana Roots and Blues) with successful tours in the US, Norway and The Dominican Republic.

Related Sites:
http://peternovelli.com
https://www.facebook.com/PeterNovelliBand

"...a potent combination of New Orleans street rhythms, swampy backbeats, jazzy infusions, and a most sincere and innovative approach to the blues..." —Blues Revue

"I don't know how any promotional agency could have helped me in Norway as much as the musicians here," states New Orleans guitar great, Peter Novelli, about his recent welcome as he toured for the first time in Norway. "They hooked me right up and are already booking me for major blues festivals and top venues for 2015...this country is so enlightened and advanced, very high quality of life and the people are taken care of."

Novelli's insight is well earned. He's seen much of the world since his eponymous Peter Novelli was released in 2010. Each year, Novelli intentionally expands his tour radius to include big chunks of the US- the midwest, The Finger Lakes NY region- all the while headlining venues and events in New Orleans, where he is based. The Summer 2014 Louisiana Roots and Blues Tour with his New Orleans rhythm section kicked off in June and wound up in September at Abilene in Rochester NY.

But it's not just the US that intrigues and calls to Novelli. His music has been embraced by the Caribbean island country Dominican Republic where jazz, blues, and funk genres are gaining popularity with Dominicans as well as with the growing population of ex-pats.

And then there's Norway, where a month long tour forged a new audience for his music and a new respect among Norwegian musicians for Novelli's guitar prowess, vocals and songwriting. Novelli and Louisiana drummer Brian Brignac collaborated with Norwegian guitar guru Bent Patey and bassist Gunnar Engen.

During tour breaks, Novelli has been ducking in and out of Brignac's Sound Shack in the small town of St. Amant to record his third record, St. Amant Sessions, with guest musicians like the Grammy winning Chubby Carrier, Delbert McClinton's keyboardist, Kevin McKendree, slide guitarist Sonny Landreth and his drummer Brian Brignac, cajun accordionist Sammy Naquin and vocalist Lisa Foster (who's worked with Dr John and Alan Toussaint among others).

"St. Amant Sessions really reflects my growth as an artist, guitarist and songwriter," says Novelli. "My music really has been a journey. I'm inspired by New Orleans sounds as well as zydeco, cajun and Louisiana-Texas blues. I love playing, recording and touring the world. There's nothing better than standing on a stage in a foreign country and having an audience dig what you're doing."

St. Amant Sessions will be released February 10, 2015.

- Tammy Brackett, Moonstruck Promotions

Oct. 12 - NEWS RELEASE – PETER NOVELLI RELEASES ST. AMANT SESSIONS

Guitarist and songwriter Peter Novelli will release St. Amant Sessions, his third record, February 10, 2015. Novelli has been on the road constantly in support of his 2010 and 2012 releases (Peter Novelli and Louisiana Roots and Blues) with successful tours in the US, Norway and The Dominican Republic.

Related Sites:
http://peternovelli.com
https://www.facebook.com/PeterNovelliBand

"...a potent combination of New Orleans street rhythms, swampy backbeats, jazzy infusions, and a most sincere and innovative approach to the blues..." —Blues Revue

"I don't know how any promotional agency could have helped me in Norway as much as the musicians here," states New Orleans guitar great, Peter Novelli, about his recent welcome as he toured for the first time in Norway. "They hooked me right up and are already booking me for major blues festivals and top venues for 2015...this country is so enlightened and advanced, very high quality of life and the people are taken care of."

Novelli's insight is well earned. He's seen much of the world since his eponymous Peter Novelli was released in 2010. Each year, Novelli intentionally expands his tour radius to include big chunks of the US- the midwest, The Finger Lakes NY region- all the while headlining venues and events in New Orleans, where he is based. The Summer 2014 Louisiana Roots and Blues Tour with his New Orleans rhythm section kicked off in June and wound up in September at Abilene in Rochester NY.

But it's not just the US that intrigues and calls to Novelli. His music has been embraced by the Caribbean island country Dominican Republic where jazz, blues, and funk genres are gaining popularity with Dominicans as well as with the growing population of ex-pats.

And then there's Norway, where a month long tour forged a new audience for his music and a new respect among Norwegian musicians for Novelli's guitar prowess, vocals and songwriting. Novelli and Louisiana drummer Brian Brignac collaborated with Norwegian guitar guru Bent Patey and bassist Gunnar Engen.

During tour breaks, Novelli has been ducking in and out of Brignac's Sound Shack in the small town of St. Amant to record his third record, St. Amant Sessions, with guest musicians like the Grammy winning Chubby Carrier, Delbert McClinton's keyboardist, Kevin McKendree, slide guitarist Sonny Landreth and his drummer Brian Brignac, cajun accordionist Sammy Naquin and vocalist Lisa Foster (who's worked with Dr John and Alan Toussaint among others).

"St. Amant Sessions really reflects my growth as an artist, guitarist and songwriter," says Novelli. "My music really has been a journey. I'm inspired by New Orleans sounds as well as zydeco, cajun and Louisiana-Texas blues. I love playing, recording and touring the world. There's nothing better than standing on a stage in a foreign country and having an audience dig what you're doing."

St. Amant Sessions will be released February 10, 2015.

- Tammy Brackett, Moonstruck Promotions

Aug. 9 - EUROPE AND A NEW CD

Peter and his rhythm section from New Orleans (Scott Daugherty and Millard Green) finished the 2014 Louisiana Roots & Blues Tour: 32 shows from Maine to Colorado.

After a short return to Dominican Republic where Peter has developed a strong following, he debuts in Norway with a string of shows beginning late August. On this tour is drummer Brian Brignac (who tours and records with Sonny Landreth). Brian is working with Peter on his 3rd CD "St Amant Sessions". Guests on the CD include Chubby Carrier, Sonny Landreth and Kevin McKendree (keys, Delbert McClinton). October 2014 release.

Along with Peter´s permanent drummer Scott Daugherty, Brian Brignac brings his signature Louisiana roots style on drums - check out Brian on the DVD Eric Clapton´s Crossroads Festival 2013 with Sonny Landreth.

GEAR NEWS: Peter Novelli is now officially a REVEREND GUITARS artist - he's used the Manta Ray HB for several tours now and added the PA-1 (Pete Anderson Signature) This follows his DR Strings endorsement, the Novadrive amplifier from Phaez Amps and the upcoming launch of the TribusDrive 3-stage overdrive pedal (Greenchild) which Peter helped develop and test.
http://www.reverendguitars.com/artists/ http://www.phaezamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/greenchild.us

May. 20 - 3rd Annual LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES TOUR

Following a long string of shows in New Orleans at French Quarter Festival and during Jazz Festival, Novelli returns to tour from Colorado to Maine during June / July.

Novelli makes his debut in Norway with a string of shows beginning late August 2014.

Novelli's 3rd CD, recorded in St. Amant Louisiana, is in production scheduled for October release.

Peter extended his tour in the Dominican Republic after receiving a warm welcome from native Dominicans and Expats alike. He performed at two sold-out shows at the incredible Las Terrazas del Meson de las Cava in Santo Domingo (the capital city of 5 million people). Peter was thrilled to work with Santo Domingo musicians Giuseppe Bonarelli (guitar), Gustavo "Cuquito" More (bass) and Guy Frometa (drums).

In the Studio
Peter is working with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth, Wayne Toups, Bobby Charles etc) in the studio at St. Amant, Louisiana on some new songs. Peter says "I've always loved Brian's drumming and his positive energy. He's got the laid-back Louisiana roots groove combined with explosive rock power, and he understands and appreciates the zydeco/cajun grooves and the Baton Rouge swamp blues that I use in my music... "

GEAR NEWS: Peter Novelli is now officially a REVEREND GUITARS artist - he's used the Manta Ray HB for several tours now and added the PA-1 (Pete Anderson Signature) This follows his DR Strings endorsement, the Novadrive amplifier from Phaez Amps and the upcoming launch of the TribusDrive Overdrive pedal (Greenchild) which Peter helped develop and test.
http://www.reverendguitars.com/artists/ http://www.phaezamp.com/

Apr. 2 - NEW ORLEANS: FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL / JAZZ FESTIVAL

Peter is performing at French Quarter Festival in New Orleans (Sunday April 13) and a series of shows for Jazz Festival After Dark from April 25 - May 4. New Orleans radio station WWOZ is broadcasting Peter Novelli LIVE April 23 at 2 PM.

Peter Novelli Band is booking dates for his return to New Orleans (April), and the Louisiana Roots & Blues Tour... Europe (August / Sept) and United States from Colorado to Maine (June-July).

Peter extended his tour in the Dominican Republic after receiving a warm welcome from native Dominicans and Expats alike. He performed at two sold-out shows at the incredible Las Terrazas del Meson de las Cava in Santo Domingo (the capital city of 5 million people). Peter was thrilled to work with Santo Domingo musicians Giuseppe Bonarelli (guitar), Gustavo "Cuquito" More (bass) and Guy Frometa (drums).

In the Studio
Peter will be working with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth, Wayne Toups, Bobby Charles etc) in the studio at St. Amant, Louisiana on some new songs. Peter says "I've always loved Brian's drumming and his positive energy. He's got the laid-back Louisiana roots groove combined with explosive rock power, and he understands and appreciates the zydeco/cajun grooves and the Baton Rouge swamp blues that I use in my music...and he's also just a great guy to work with and a good studio engineer. That's why guys like Brian are always busy."

GEAR NEWS: Peter Novelli is now officially a REVEREND GUITARS artist - he's used the Manta Ray HB for several tours now and added the PA-1 (Pete Anderson Signature) This follows his DR Strings endorsement, the Novadrive amplifier from Phaez Amps and the upcoming launch of the TribusDrive Overdrive pedal (Greenchild) which Peter helped develop and test.
http://www.reverendguitars.com/artists/ http://www.phaezamp.com/

Feb. 1 - NOVELLI in Caribbean / booking summer tours

Peter Novelli Band is booking dates for his return to New Orleans (April), and the Louisiana Roots & Blues Tour... Europe (May) and United States from Colorado to Maine (June-July).

Peter has extended his tour in the Dominican Republic after receiving a warm welcome from native Dominicans and Expats alike, including a star-studded Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn in the capital city of Santo Domingo and upcoming gigs with New Orleans vocalist Anthony Jefferson. Peter says "this is a GREAT country and the people are hungry for American music like blues, jazz rock and funk. I HIGHLY recommend visiting this beautiful island - contact me and I will get you connected with the right people and places!"

Oct 12 - In the Studio
Peter is working with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth, Wayne Toups, Bobby Charles etc) in the studio at St. Amant, Louisiana on some new songs. Peter says "I've always loved Brian's drumming and his positive energy. He's got the laid-back Louisiana roots groove combined with explosive rock power, and he understands and appreciates the zydeco/cajun grooves and the Baton Rouge swamp blues that I use in my music...and he's also just a great guy to work with and a good studio engineer. That's why guys like Brian are always busy."

Peter Novelli is now officially a REVEREND GUITARS artist - he has played the Manta Ray HB for several tours now and will be using the PA-1RT guitar on a series of jazz-based shows in the Caribbean. Along with his DR Strings endorsement, Peter is a happy guitarist.
http://www.reverendguitars.com/artists/

Jan. 21 - Novelli in Caribbean

Peter has extended his tour in the Dominican Republic after receiving a warm welcome from native Dominicans and expats alike, including a star-studded Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn in the capital city of Santo Domingo and upcoming gigs backing New Orleans jazz vocalist Anthony Jefferson. Peter says "this is a GREAT country and the people are hungry for American music like blues, jazz rock and funk. I HIGHLY recommend visiting this beautiful island - contact me and I will get you connected with the right people and places!"

Oct 12 - In the Studio
Peter is working with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth Wayne Toups Bobby Charles etc) in the studio at St. Amant, Louisiana on a group of new songs. Peter says "I get to work with some good drummers, and I've always loved Brian's drumming, he's got the laid-back Louisiana roots groove combined with explosive rock power, and he understands and appreciates the cajun / zydeco styles and the Baton Rouge swamp blues that I use in my music...and he's also just a great guy to work with, lots of positive energy."

Peter Novelli is now officially a REVEREND GUITARS artist - he has played the Manta Ray HB for several tours now and will be using the PA-1RT guitar on a series of jazz-based shows in the Caribbean.
http://www.reverendguitars.com/artists/

Nov. 21 - Novelli in Caribbean

Peter landed in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic for a series of shows across this beautiful country, the 2nd largest Caribbean island. .. with The WildcaRDs (Chris Harper, bass/harmonica and Steve Wilson, drums. AND Peter will continue working here with vocalist Anthony Jefferson from New Orleans.

Oct 12 - In the Studio
Peter is working with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth) in the studio at St. Amant, Louisiana on a group of new songs. Peter says "I get to work with some good drummers, and I've always loved Brian's drumming, he's got the laid-back Louisiana roots groove combined with explosive rock power, and he understands and appreciates the cajun / zydeco styles and the Baton Rouge swamp blues that I use in my music...and he's also just a great guy to work with, lots of positive energy."

Peter Novelli is now officially a REVEREND GUITARS artist - he has played the Manta Ray HB for several tours now and will be using the PA-1RT guitar on a series of jazz-based shows in the Caribbean.
http://www.reverendguitars.com/artists/

Peter travels to Caribbean Island of Dominican Republic.
Jazz en Dominicana is honoured to present:
AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS
Anthony Jefferson's CD Release Party featuring :
Multi-Platinum Singer Songwriter Kipper Jones
Tracy Hamlin - No. 1 on CD Charts in England
Mark Rapp - Downbeat Magazine's Trumpeter of the Year
Corey Allen - Award Winning Composer, Arranger and Pianist
Chuck Bergeron - Bassist, Composer and Educator
The Santo Domingo Philharmonic Orchestra String Section
New Orleans' own Peter Novelli
and more
WHERE: SOSUA OCEAN VILLAGE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
WHEN: OCT 26th 7:30pm TICKETS RD $2,500
************************************************************

PETER NOVELLI BAND Live on WWOZ 90.7 New Orleans
Aug 21, 2013 at 3 PM...Big D "Sittin' at the Crossroads"

Listen to Vinny Bond interview Peter on "Music On The Couch - Musicians You Should Know" http://www.blogtalkradio.com/musiconthecouch

14 months after release, "Louisiana Roots & Blues" CD still on charts... No. 2 on Roots Music Report Louisiana chart, also on National blues charts. Novelli's CD has kept company on the charts with artists as diverse as Dr. John, Robert Cray, BeauSoleil, Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth, Eric Clapton, Aaron Neville, Chuck Berry, Warren Haynes, Little Feat and Buckwheat Zydeco.

PETER NOVELLI BAND LIVE
New Orleans guitarist Peter Novelli starts with the blues and ends with the blues. In between those indigo goal posts the man throws in zydeco and swamp boogie. He shreds thick and heavy, funky and mean. He’s like a cape-less guitar hero one minute, or a gently strumming Delta troubadour the next, and then he careens into live polyrhythmic jams. It’s red hot throughout. He has shared the stage and the studio with cats like Dr. John and Chris Thomas King (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) to name a few. Genuine road-burnin’ blues.
— by Frank DeBlase, CHOICE CONCERTS, ROCHESTER CITY NEWS June 20, 2012

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FEST watch for Peter Novelli Band around New Orleans April 25 - May 6

"Louisiana Roots & Blues" nominated for BEST ROOTS CD 2012, Jimi Awards, Blues 411 / B.B. King's Bluesville

NOV. 2 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" reaches No. 15 on Top 50 Blues charts, Roots Music Report

NOV. 9 Novelli's song "Since The Hurricane" with Dr. John winner for Coolest Blues Song of 2012, Big City Blues Magazine

SEPT 18 "Louisiana Roots & Blues" is No. 10 on BB King's BLUESVILLE Radio "Picks To Click"

Nov. 12 - in the studio

Peter is working with drummer Brian Brignac (Sonny Landreth) in the studio at St. Amant, Louisiana on a group of new songs. Peter says "I've been fortunate to work with some good drummers, and I've always loved Brian's drumming, he's got the laid-back Louisiana roots groove combined with explosive rock power, and he understands and appreciates the cajun / zydeco styles and the Baton Rouge swamp blues that I like to use in my music...and he's also just a great guy to work with, he's got a lot of positive energy."

Peter Novelli is now officially a REVEREND GUITARS artist - he has played the Manta Ray HB for several tours now and will be using the PA-1RT guitar on a series of jazz-based shows in the Caribbean.
http://www.reverendguitars.com/artists/

Peter travels to Caribbean Island of Dominican Republic.
Jazz en Dominicana is honoured to present:
AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS
Anthony Jefferson's CD Release Party featuring :
Multi-Platinum Singer Songwriter Kipper Jones
Tracy Hamlin - No. 1 on CD Charts in England
Mark Rapp - Downbeat Magazine's Trumpeter of the Year
Corey Allen - Award Winning Composer, Arranger and Pianist
Chuck Bergeron - Bassist, Composer and Educator
The Santo Domingo Philharmonic Orchestra String Section
New Orleans' own Peter Novelli
and more
WHERE: SOSUA OCEAN VILLAGE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
WHEN: OCT 26th 7:30pm TICKETS RD $2,500
************************************************************

PETER NOVELLI BAND Live on WWOZ 90.7 New Orleans
Aug 21, 2013 at 3 PM...Big D "Sittin' at the Crossroads"

Listen to Vinny Bond interview Peter on "Music On The Couch - Musicians You Should Know" http://www.blogtalkradio.com/musiconthecouch

14 months after release, "Louisiana Roots & Blues" CD still on charts... No. 2 on Roots Music Report Louisiana chart, also on National blues charts. Novelli's CD has kept company on the charts with artists as diverse as Dr. John, Robert Cray, BeauSoleil, Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth, Eric Clapton, Aaron Neville, Chuck Berry, Warren Haynes, Little Feat and Buckwheat Zydeco.

PETER NOVELLI BAND LIVE
New Orleans guitarist Peter Novelli starts with the blues and ends with the blues. In between those indigo goal posts the man throws in zydeco and swamp boogie. He shreds thick and heavy, funky and mean. He’s like a cape-less guitar hero one minute, or a gently strumming Delta troubadour the next, and then he careens into live polyrhythmic jams. It’s red hot throughout. He has shared the stage and the studio with cats like Dr. John and Chris Thomas King (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) to name a few. Genuine road-burnin’ blues.
— by Frank DeBlase, CHOICE CONCERTS, ROCHESTER CITY NEWS June 20, 2012

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FEST watch for Peter Novelli Band around New Orleans April 25 - May 6

"Louisiana Roots & Blues" nominated for BEST ROOTS CD 2012, Jimi Awards, Blues 411 / B.B. King's Bluesville

NOV. 2 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" reaches No. 15 on Top 50 Blues charts, Roots Music Report

NOV. 9 Novelli's song "Since The Hurricane" with Dr. John winner for Coolest Blues Song of 2012, Big City Blues Magazine

SEPT 18 "Louisiana Roots & Blues" is No. 10 on BB King's BLUESVILLE Radio "Picks To Click"

Oct. 18 - NOVELLI JOINS JAZZ EN DOMINICANA "An Evening With The Stars"

Peter Novelli is now officially a Reverend Guitars artist - he has played the Manta Ray HB for several tours now
http://www.reverendguitars.com/artists/

Peter travels to Caribbean Island of Dominican Republic.
Jazz en Dominicana is honoured to present:
An Evening with the Stars
Anthony Jefferson's CD Release Party featuring :
Multi-Platinum Singer Songwriter Kipper Jones
Tracy Hamlin - No. 1 on CD Charts in England
Mark Rapp - Downbeat Magazine's Trumpeter of the Year
Corey Allen - Award Winning Composer, Arranger and Pianist
Chuck Bergeron - Bassist, Composer and Educator
The Santo Domingo Philharmonic Orchestra String Section
New Orleans' own Peter Novelli
and more
WHERE: SOSUA OCEAN VILLAGE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
WHEN: OCT 26th 7:30pm TICKETS RD $2,500
PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE REHABILITATION FOUNDATION OF SOSUA
************************************************************

PETER NOVELLI BAND Live on WWOZ 90.7 New Orleans
Aug 21, 2013 at 3 PM...Big D "Sittin' at the Crossroads"

Listen to Vinny Bond interview Peter on "Music On The Couch - Musicians You Should Know" http://www.blogtalkradio.com/musiconthecouch

14 months after release, "Louisiana Roots & Blues" CD is still on the charts... No. 2 on Roots Music Report Louisiana chart, also on national Blues Charts. Novelli's CD has kept company on the charts with artists as diverse as Dr. John, Robert Cray, BeauSoleil, Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth, Eric Clapton, Aaron Neville, Chuck Berry, Warren Haynes, Little Feat and Buckwheat Zydeco.

PETER NOVELLI BAND LIVE
New Orleans guitarist Peter Novelli starts with the blues and ends with the blues. In between those indigo goal posts the man throws in zydeco and swamp boogie. He shreds thick and heavy, funky and mean. He’s like a cape-less guitar hero one minute, or a gently strumming Delta troubadour the next, and then he careens into live polyrhythmic jams. It’s red hot throughout. He has shared the stage and the studio with cats like Dr. John and Chris Thomas King (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) to name a few. Genuine road-burnin’ blues.
— by Frank DeBlase, CHOICE CONCERTS, ROCHESTER CITY NEWS June 20, 2012

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FEST watch for Peter Novelli Band around New Orleans April 25 - May 6

FEB-MAR 2013 Novelli's 2nd tour to Caribbean, North Coast of DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

"Louisiana Roots & Blues" nominated for BEST ROOTS CD 2012, Jimi Awards, Blues 411 / B.B. King's Bluesville

NOV. 2 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" reaches No. 15 on Top 50 Blues charts, Roots Music Report

NOV. 9 Novelli's song "Since The Hurricane" with Dr. John winner for Coolest Blues Song of 2012, Big City Blues Magazine

SEPT 18 "Louisiana Roots & Blues" is No. 10 on BB King's BLUESVILLE Radio "Picks To Click"

Aug. 19 - LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES NEWS

PETER NOVELLI BAND Live on WWOZ 90.7 New Orleans
Aug 21, 2013 at 3 PM...Big D "Sittin' at the Crossroads"

Listen to Vinny Bond interview Peter on "Music On The Couch - Musicians You Should Know" http://www.blogtalkradio.com/musiconthecouch

14 months after release, "Louisiana Roots & Blues" CD is still on the charts... No. 2 on Roots Music Report Louisiana chart, also on national Blues Charts. The CD entered the Roots chart for Louisiana artists at No. 3 shortly after release. Novelli's CD has kept company on the charts with artists as diverse as Dr. John, Robert Cray, BeauSoleil, Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth, Eric Clapton, Aaron Neville, Chuck Berry, Warren Haynes, Little Feat and Buckwheat Zydeco.

PETER NOVELLI BAND LIVE
New Orleans guitarist Peter Novelli starts with the blues and ends with the blues. In between those indigo goal posts the man throws in zydeco and swamp boogie. He shreds thick and heavy, funky and mean. He’s like a cape-less guitar hero one minute, or a gently strumming Delta troubadour the next, and then he careens into live polyrhythmic jams. It’s red hot throughout. He has shared the stage and the studio with cats like Dr. John and Chris Thomas King (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) to name a few. Genuine road-burnin’ blues.
— by Frank DeBlase, CHOICE CONCERTS, ROCHESTER CITY NEWS June 20, 2012

JUNE- AUG Peter Novelli Band continues the highly successful LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES TOUR

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FEST watch for Peter Novelli Band around New Orleans April 25 - May 6

FEB-MAR 2013 Novelli's 2nd tour to Caribbean, North Coast of DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Many shows in this beautiful country with a large population of American, Canadian and European expatriots.

"Louisiana Roots & Blues" nominated for BEST ROOTS CD 2012, Jimi Awards, Blues 411 / B.B. King's Bluesville

NOV. 2 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" reaches No. 15 on Top 50 Blues charts, Roots Music Report

NOV. 9 Novelli's song "Since The Hurricane" with Dr. John winner for Coolest Blues Song of 2012, Big City Blues Magazine

SEPT 18 "Louisiana Roots & Blues" is No. 10 on BB King's BLUESVILLE Radio "Picks To Click"

Jul. 3 - LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES NEWS

A year after release, "Louisiana Roots & Blues" CD is still on the charts... No. 2 on Roots Music Report Louisiana chart, and No. 44 on national Blues Charts. The CD entered the chart at No. 3 shortly after release exactly one year ago

PETER NOVELLI BAND LIVE
New Orleans guitarist Peter Novelli starts with the blues and ends with the blues. In between those indigo goal posts the man throws in zydeco and swamp boogie. He shreds thick and heavy, funky and mean. He’s like a cape-less guitar hero one minute, or a gently strumming Delta troubadour the next, and then he careens into live polyrhythmic jams. It’s red hot throughout. He has shared the stage and the studio with cats like Dr. John and Chris Thomas King (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) to name a few. Genuine road-burnin’ blues.
— by Frank DeBlase, CHOICE CONCERTS, ROCHESTER CITY NEWS June 20, 2012

JUNE- AUG Peter Novelli Band continues the highly successful LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES TOUR, with its 2nd CD of the same name.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FEST watch for Peter Novelli Band shows around New Orleans April 25 - May 6

FEB-MAR 2013 Novelli's 2nd tour to Caribbean, North Coast of DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Many shows in this beautiful country with a large population of American, Canadian and European expatriots.

"Louisiana Roots & Blues" nominated for BEST ROOTS CD 2012, Jimi Awards, Blues 411 / B.B. King's Bluesville

NOV. 2 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" reaches No. 15 on Top 50 Blues charts, Roots Music Report

NOV. 9 Novelli's song "Since The Hurricane" with Dr. John winner for Coolest Blues Song of 2012, Big City Blues Magazine

SEPT 18 "Louisiana Roots & Blues" is No. 10 on BB King's BLUESVILLE Radio "Picks To Click"

JUNE 29 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" debuts on Roots Music Report (Louisiana) Chart at No. 3, National Top 50 Blues Chart No. 32

Jun. 15 - LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES NEWS

"Louisiana Roots & Blues" CD hits No. 2 on Roots Music Report Louisiana chart for June 14, 2013. The CD entered the chart at No. 3 shortly after release exactly one year ago

PETER NOVELLI BAND LIVE
New Orleans guitarist Peter Novelli starts with the blues and ends with the blues. In between those indigo goal posts the man throws in zydeco and swamp boogie. He shreds thick and heavy, funky and mean. He’s like a cape-less guitar hero one minute, or a gently strumming Delta troubadour the next, and then he careens into live polyrhythmic jams. It’s red hot throughout. He has shared the stage and the studio with cats like Dr. John and Chris Thomas King (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) to name a few. Genuine road-burnin’ blues.
— by Frank DeBlase, CHOICE CONCERTS, ROCHESTER CITY NEWS June 20, 2012

JUNE- AUG Peter Novelli Band continues the highly successful LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES TOUR, with its 2nd CD of the same name.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FEST watch for Peter Novelli Band shows around New Orleans April 25 - May 6

FEB-MAR 2013 Novelli's 2nd tour to Caribbean, North Coast of DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Many shows in this beautiful country with a large population of American, Canadian and European expatriots.

"Louisiana Roots & Blues" nominated for BEST ROOTS CD 2012, Jimi Awards, Blues 411 / B.B. King's Bluesville

NOV. 2 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" reaches No. 15 on Top 50 Blues charts, Roots Music Report

NOV. 9 Novelli's song "Since The Hurricane" with Dr. John winner for Coolest Blues Song of 2012, Big City Blues Magazine

SEPT 18 "Louisiana Roots & Blues" is No. 10 on BB King's BLUESVILLE Radio "Picks To Click"

JUNE 29 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" debuts on Roots Music Report (Louisiana) Chart at No. 3, National Top 50 Blues Chart No. 32

Apr. 30 - - LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES NEWS

JUNE- AUG Peter Novelli Band continues the highly successful LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES TOUR, with its 2nd CD of the same name. For bookings, go to CONTACT on this website.

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FEST watch for Peter Novelli Band shows around New Orleans April 25 - May 6

FEB-MAR 2013 Novelli's 2nd tour to Caribbean, North Coast of DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Many shows in this beautiful country with a large population of American, Canadian and European expatriots.

PETER NOVELLI BAND LIVE
New Orleans guitarist Peter Novelli starts with the blues and ends with the blues. In between those indigo goal posts the man throws in zydeco and swamp boogie. He shreds thick and heavy, funky and mean. He’s like a cape-less guitar hero one minute, or a gently strumming Delta troubadour the next, and then he careens into live polyrhythmic jams. It’s red hot throughout. He has shared the stage and the studio with cats like Dr. John and Chris Thomas King (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) to name a few. Genuine road-burnin’ blues.
— by Frank DeBlase, CHOICE CONCERTS, ROCHESTER CITY NEWS June 20, 2012

"Louisiana Roots & Blues" nominated for BEST ROOTS CD 2012, Jimi Awards, Blues 411 / B.B. King's Bluesville

NOV. 2 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" reaches No. 15 on Top 50 Blues charts, Roots Music Report

NOV. 9 Novelli's song "Since The Hurricane" with Dr. John winner for Coolest Blues Song of 2012, Big City Blues Magazine

SEPT 18 "Louisiana Roots & Blues" is No. 10 on BB King's BLUESVILLE Radio "Picks To Click"

JUNE 29 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" debuts on Roots Music Report (Louisiana) Chart at No. 3, National Top 50 Blues Chart No. 32

Feb. 6 - LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES NEWS

JUNE- AUG Peter Novelli Band continues the highly successful LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES TOUR, with its 2nd CD of the same name. For bookings, go to CONTACT on this website.

FEB-MAR 2013 Novelli's 2nd tour to Caribbean, North Coast of DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Many shows in this beautiful country with a large population of American, Canadian and European expatriots.

watch for PETER NOVELLI BAND gigs around French Quarter New Orleans in FEBRUARY and APRIL - MAY during JAZZ FEST.

PETER NOVELLI BAND LIVE
New Orleans guitarist Peter Novelli starts with the blues and ends with the blues. In between those indigo goal posts the man throws in zydeco and swamp boogie. He shreds thick and heavy, funky and mean. He’s like a cape-less guitar hero one minute, or a gently strumming Delta troubadour the next, and then he careens into live polyrhythmic jams. It’s red hot throughout. He has shared the stage and the studio with cats like Dr. John and Chris Thomas King (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) to name a few. Genuine road-burnin’ blues.
— by Frank DeBlase, CHOICE CONCERTS, ROCHESTER CITY NEWS June 20, 2012

"Louisiana Roots & Blues" nominated for BEST ROOTS CD 2012, Jimi Awards, Blues 411 / B.B. King's Bluesville

NOV. 2 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" reaches No. 15 on Top 50 Blues charts, Roots Music Report

NOV. 9 Novelli's song "Since The Hurricane" with Dr. John winner for Coolest Blues Song of 2012, Big City Blues Magazine

SEPT 18 "Louisiana Roots & Blues" is No. 10 on BB King's BLUESVILLE Radio "Picks To Click"

JUNE 29 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" debuts on Roots Music Report (Louisiana) Chart at No. 3, National Top 50 Blues Chart No. 32

Jan. 30 - LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES NEWS

watch for PETER NOVELLI BAND gigs around French Quarter New Orleans in FEBRUARY

JAN 2013 NOVELLI returns to the Caribbean, North Coast of DOMINICAN REPUBLIC after a successful trip last January. He will be performing solo and joining other great musicians for some club dates. Then again in MARCH 2013 to the DR, Novelli + his New Orleans rhythm section!

PETER NOVELLI BAND LIVE
New Orleans guitarist Peter Novelli starts with the blues and ends with the blues. In between those indigo goal posts the man throws in zydeco and swamp boogie. He shreds thick and heavy, funky and mean. He’s like a cape-less guitar hero one minute, or a gently strumming Delta troubadour the next, and then he careens into live polyrhythmic jams. It’s red hot throughout. He has shared the stage and the studio with cats like Dr. John and Chris Thomas King (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) to name a few. Genuine road-burnin’ blues.
— by Frank DeBlase, CHOICE CONCERTS, ROCHESTER CITY NEWS June 20, 2012

"Louisiana Roots & Blues" nominated for BEST ROOTS CD 2012, Jimi Awards, Blues 411 / B.B. King's Bluesville

NOV. 2 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" reaches No. 15 on Top 50 Blues charts, Roots Music Report

NOV. 9 Novelli's song "Since The Hurricane" with Dr. John winner for Coolest Blues Song of 2012, Big City Blues Magazine

SEPT 18 "Louisiana Roots & Blues" is No. 10 on BB King's BLUESVILLE Radio "Picks To Click"

JUNE 29 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" debuts on Roots Music Report (Louisiana) Chart at No. 3, National Top 50 Blues Chart No. 32

Dec. 20 - LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES NEWS

JAN 2013 NOVELLI returns to the Caribbean, North Coast of DOMINICAN REPUBLIC after a successful trip last January. He will be performing solo and joining other great musicians for some club dates. Then again in MARCH 2013 to the DR, Novelli + his New Orleans rhythm section!

PETER NOVELLI BAND LIVE
New Orleans guitarist Peter Novelli starts with the blues and ends with the blues. In between those indigo goal posts the man throws in zydeco and swamp boogie. He shreds thick and heavy, funky and mean. He’s like a cape-less guitar hero one minute, or a gently strumming Delta troubadour the next, and then he careens into live polyrhythmic jams. It’s red hot throughout. He has shared the stage and the studio with cats like Dr. John and Chris Thomas King (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) to name a few. Genuine road-burnin’ blues.
— by Frank DeBlase, CHOICE CONCERTS, ROCHESTER CITY NEWS June 20, 2012

"Louisiana Roots & Blues" nominated for BEST ROOTS CD 2012, Jimi Awards, Blues 411 / B.B. King's Bluesville

NOV. 2 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" reaches No. 15 on Top 50 Blues charts, Roots Music Report

NOV. 9 Novelli's song "Since The Hurricane" with Dr. John winner for Coolest Blues Song of 2012, Big City Blues Magazine

SEPT 18 "Louisiana Roots & Blues" is No. 10 on BB King's BLUESVILLE Radio "Picks To Click"

JUNE 29 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" debuts on Roots Music Report (Louisiana) Chart at No. 3, National Top 50 Blues Chart No. 32

Oct. 24 - LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES

PETER NOVELLI BAND LIVE
New Orleans guitarist Peter Novelli starts with the blues and ends with the blues. In between those indigo goal posts the man throws in zydeco and swamp boogie. He shreds thick and heavy, funky and mean. He’s like a cape-less guitar hero one minute, or a gently strumming Delta troubadour the next, and then he careens into live polyrhythmic jams. It’s red hot throughout. He has shared the stage and the studio with cats like Dr. John and Chris Thomas King (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) to name a few. Genuine road-burnin’ blues.
— by Frank DeBlase, CHOICE CONCERTS, ROCHESTER CITY NEWS June 20, 2012

NOV. 2 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" reaches No. 15 on Top 50 Blues charts, Roots Music Report

NOV. 9 Novelli's song "Since The Hurricane" with Dr. John winner for Coolest Blues Song of 2012, Big City Blues Magazine

SEPT 18 No. 10 on BB King's BLUESVILLE Radio "Picks To Click"

JUNE 29 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" debuts on Roots Music Report (Louisiana) Chart at No. 3, National Top 50 Blues Chart No. 32

Jun. 12 - LOUISIANA ROOTS & BLUES TOUR

New Orleans guitarist Peter Novelli starts with the blues and ends with the blues. In between those indigo goal posts the man throws in zydeco and swamp boogie. He shreds thick and heavy, funky and mean. He’s like a cape-less guitar hero one minute, or a gently strumming Delta troubadour the next, and then he careens into live polyrhythmic jams. It’s red hot throughout. He has shared the stage and the studio with cats like Dr. John and Chris Thomas King (“O Brother Where Art Thou?”) to name a few. Genuine road-burnin’ blues.
— by Frank DeBlase, CHOICE CONCERTS, ROCHESTER CITY NEWS June 20, 2012

JULY 7 Peter has certainly lived up to the high standard he established with his last disc.
Louisiana Roots & Blues is one of my top disc picks for the year… Mike Reisz WDPS OHIO

JUNE 29 NOVELLI CD "Louisiana Roots & Blues" debuts on Louisiana Roots Chart at No. 3, National Blues Chart No. 32 SEPT 18 No. 10 on BB King's BLUESVILLE Radio "Picks To Click"

"...he's the master of searing tones and crunchy, mid-tempo grooves." - Dan Willging, Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans Sept 2012

May. 22 - NOVELLI CD RELEASE / TOUR

Novelli's CD Louisiana Roots & Blues / Louisiana Roots & Blues Tour starts in DETROIT
with Andrew Molever, bass
Darryl White, drums
following his critically acclaimed debut CD
RELEASE June 12
CD sessions with Chris Chew (bass), Darryl White (drums, percussion), Joe Krown (B3 organ, piano),
Elaine and Lisa Foster (backing vocals)
CD GUESTS:
Chris Thomas King (slide guitar), Chubby Carrier (accordion), Shamarr Allen (trumpet)
and Gordon Minette (piano)

Mar. 10 - SUMMER & FALL TOURS

PETER NOVELLI BAND is now booking tours to Northeast
by way of AL, GA, TN, OH to NY.
The band will be also be working in PA, MA, NH, VT and ME.
WESTERN USA: MI, IA, IL, MO, KS, CO

Supporting the band's second CD release, June 2012.

Return to NEW ORLEANS mid-October

Mar. 9 - CD REVIEW

this just in, another review on Novelli's debut CD

"Novelli’s guitar work recalls Louisiana’s native son Sonny Landreth.
If you are unable to make it to this year’s Mardi Gras or Jazz-Fest, pay it no mind.
This music will transport you there with the intoxicating effect of losing yourself in the French Quarter."

http://www.thebluesblast.com/Archive/BluesBlasts/2012/BluesBlast3_7_12.htm

Feb. 6 - RECORDING AT DOCKSIDE

Spent a few days at the famed Dockside Studios in Maurice Louisiana, with Darryl White on drums, Chris Chew on bass, David Farrell engineer. Working on 10-11 tracks for 2nd CD, due in May. Stay tuned!

Jan. 14 - Voting for COOLEST BLUES SONG OF THE YEAR

Novelli's "Since The Hurricane" with Dr. John was nominated for "Coolest Blues Song of the Year" by Big City Blues Magazine. YOU CAN VOTE thru Jan 30 at:
http://www.bigcitybluesmag.com/

Dec. 23 - Novelli nominated for Jimi Awards 2011

Peter Novelli was nominated for a 2011 Jimi Award (B.B. King's Bluesville / Blues 411) for Best New Debut Release http://blues411.com/

Sep. 30 - NOVELLI CD ON THE CHARTS

Novelli's CD, released July 12, on the blues and roots charts:
- Roots Music Report - reached No. 2 for Louisiana, No. 46 US
- Real Blues Top 100 Blues Albums - at No. 24
- Many Living Blues radio stations reporting on Top 10 or Top 20

Sep. 26 - AUSTRALIAN BLUESBEAT CHARTS

"Texas 'Tonk" the first track on Novelli's CD appeared on the Australian Blues chart this week!

Sep. 25 - NOVELLI CD ON BB KING'S BLUESVILLE RADIO

Bill Wax added Novelli's CD to Picks of the Week on October 1, check it out on Sirius 70 radio!

Sep. 2 - On the Charts

Novelli's CD, released July 12, on the blues and roots charts:
- Roots Music Report - reached No. 3 for Louisiana, No. 46 US
- Real Blues Top 100 Blues Albums - at No. 24
- Many Living Blues radio stations reporting on Top 10 or Top 20

Aug. 7 - NOVELLI CD MOVES UP THE CHARTS

Novelli's new CD, after a July 12 release by Bruce Flett Productions (Shreveport Louisiana) is on the charts.

NUMBER 3 on Louisiana Roots Music Chart behind Grayson Capps and Tab Benoit
Number 24 on Real Blues Top 100
and just moved into NUMBER 46 on Roots Music Report

Novelli's CD is being played on blues and roots radio all over the USA, Canada, South America, Caribbean, Europe, Japan
The CD is on the playlist of Blues Beat Radio(Latest and Best in Blues Music) South Australia

Hard to say which songs are the favorites, many of the 12 songs are being broadcast.

Aug. 5 - NOVELLI BAND BOOKING ANOTHER TOUR

Peter Novelli Band is booking a second tour to Northeast USA after a great NY tour in July. September 10 thru October 16. Mississippi, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Kentucky. FOR BOOKINGS contact Chalet Music at 504-315-5393

Jul. 8 - CD RELEASE

Novelli's CD release is being promoted by Bruce Flett and Bruce Flett Productions, Shreveport, Louisiana. Check out the Media Release on Novelli's NEWS Page.

Jul. 6 - CD RELEASE

BRUCE FLETT PRODUCTIONS MEDIA RELEASE July 12, 2011
Bruce Flett
P.O. Box 4641
Shreveport, LA 71134
(318) 865-9006
blucebird@gmail.com

Peter Novelli and his New Orleans Band will be touring the northeast USA in July with his New Orleans Band. The band includes Darryl White, drums (Tab Benoit, Chris Thomas King, Dr. John, Cyril Neville and others); Suzy Leger, frottoir/percussion; and Sandy Maillho, veteran New Orleans bassist.
Novelli is releasing his debut CD, self titled and recorded in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Produced by bassist David Hyde (Gatemouth Brown, Delbert McClinton) Novelli’s music includes compelling originals along with eclectic covers. Driven by his bluesy guitar and gravelly vocals, he weaves blues and rock with New Orleans funk and sometimes a twist of cajun-zydeco, all soaked in a Louisiana roots feel with a dancing beat.
Special guests include Dr. John, Augie Meyers (Texas Tornados, Sir Douglas Quintet), Paul Barrere on slide guitar (Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt), and Greg “Fingers” Taylor, harmonica (Jimmy Buffett ). Along with the late Gatemouth Brown’s rhythm section of Hyde on bass and David Peters on drums, some top New Orleans and Louisiana musicians joined the sessions.
Novelli started listening to Louisiana/New Orleans and Texas blues and R&B at a young age and years later found himself in Louisiana and New Orleans playing with some of the legends who influenced him. He worked frequently with zydeco and cajun bands during the past decade. Several years ago, his band opened for Buckwheat Zydeco and since then he has performed and shared stages with many icons of Louisiana and New Orleans music.
The CD is collecting critical acclaim from blues and guitar publications in USA and abroad, and radio play around the USA, in Europe, South America and Japan.
Early comments:
Soulful…lots of great feel and real music… (Novelli) really squeezes every ounce out of the "blue notes" …very tasteful…great guitar tones…really strong tones…well produced, not overly polished or stepped on… sounds like a bunch of very good musicians having fun…LOVE (the) guitar playing/ style/ grooves/ influences.
The CD includes a Tribute To Slim Harpo, two Baton Rouge blues standards (along with short interviews) with members of the late Slim Harpo’s original band (James Johnson and Rudy Richard on guitars), the late Raful Neal on harmonica and “Big John” Thomassie on drums. Slim Harpo is a blues legend who influenced Buddy Guy, The Rolling Stones and many other modern artists.

Jun. 6 - LISTEN TO CD ON RADIO

the new CD can now be heard on radio stations around US, Europe and Japan! Coming soon, reviews in some of the major blues magazines in US and Europe. YOU CAN ORDER THE CD FROM LOUISIANAMUSICFACTORY.COM

May. 11 - BMC SHOWS

Peter Novelli Band will be at BMC (Balcony Music Club) corner Decatur/Esplanade, French Quarter, New Orleans every Wednesday nite 6-9 thru June.
We're at Mojitos across the street at 437 Esplanade Thursdays in June 6-9 PM
more shows coming up, in New Orleans and out away from home!

Apr. 14 - PETER NOVELLI BAND AT BMC

APRIL 28, 9:30 til ?? the night before Jazz Fest
at Balcony Music Club, corner Espanade / Decatur
New Orleans
come out to see us, we'll have some special guests

Mar. 23 - Slim Harpo Blues Awards

Thursday nite, at Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge

Mar. 11 - thanks y'all

for coming out to Balcony Music Club in New Orleans to hear us, and thanks to Kellye for singing that cool blues number, and Michael, Darryl and Cameron for sittin in on drums - lot of drummers there!

Feb. 5 - introducing George McEwen, Executive Producer

joining Producer/bassist David Hyde, George brings his ear for music and many contacts in the music world to the studio. George brought his friend Paul Barerre (guitarist, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, etc) into our sessions at Piety Street studio in New Orleans - check out Paul's playing on Delbert McClinton's "Lie No Better." Other guests include Dr. John, Greg "Fingers" Taylor (harmonica, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, etc), Augie Meyers (Texas Tornados, Sir Douglas Quintet), the late Raful Neal, Olivier Scoazec (Buckwheat Zydeco, Zachary Richard), Nelson Blanchard (keys, LeRoux, Tab Benoit, Steve Cropper etc) and New Orleanians Joe Krown and David Torkanowski on keys.

Jul. 5 - Northeast shows

Friday July 30th I'll be at main stage Cortland NY with Sammy Naquin & The Zydeco Whips...next day July 31 I'll be at Hickory Smoked Blues Festival in Owego NY w/ The Getters (blues-rock-roots)
Sunday Aug 1 Sammy is at Oasis in Ithaca NY

Jun. 26 - Sammy Naquin back at Tropical Isle bayou

Sammy Naquin & The Zydeco Whips - we're back at newly rebuilt Tropical Isle Bayou at Toulouse/Bourbon - check the schedule - playing our own style of Louisiana music - sammynaquin.com

Jun. 15 - Monday Jam at BMC

check out a new blues jam at Balcony Music Club on Esplanade/Decatur, Monday nites 9:30, with Smoky Greenwell & Friends, I've been sitting in at this, some really great musicians there and all around a nice jam..

Apr. 16 - new tracks coming

The BlueRide is working on new songs here in New Orleans with Millard Green on bass and Cameron Woods, drums...including a tribute to the late and legendary Gatemouth Brown, a thing called "The Gate" ... stay tuned..

Apr. 15 - Zydeco at LSU

this Saturday we're at LSU in New Orleans, with Richard "Tricky Dick" Dixon on bass..Tricky has worked with Gatemouth Brown, Johnny Adams, Eddie Bo, Fats Domino, Walter "Wolfman" Washington..and he's even shared the stage with Stevie Wonder. It is indeed an honor and a pleasure to play with this bass legend.

Mar. 25 - OldPoint Bar New Orleans

without a bassist an hour before the show last week, we found ourselves with two great ones. Richard "Tricky Dick" Dixon (who first played the Apollo in NYC in 1960 and is still going strong; worked with Fats Domino, Gatemouth Brown,Johnny Adams, Eddie Bo and many many others) and Jim Mitchell (formerly of L.A.) sat in too (Jim worked with Brian Lee and once shared stage with Buddy Guy). And Susanna played the rubboard with style, yes indeed!

Mar. 18 - Richard Naquin in Baton Rouge

Tonite, along with Sammy and band, we're backing Richard Naquin who's been nominated for a 2010 CFMA award, his 2009 CD "The Story of My Life." That is an honor for Richard; the CFMA Hall of Fame includes the likes of Dewey Balfa, Nathan Abshire and Walter Mouton.

Mar. 16 - St. Pete trip

that was very cool playing w/ Sammy Naquin at Ferg's in St Pete, lots of dancers from the Crawfish Fest showed up and monster rhythm section Seth Rivet (bass, from Breaux Bridge LA) and Chris Fruge (drums, from LaFayette LA) did great work in more ways than one...and the Sun nite jam at Jerry and Lili's house was special -- we want to go back!!

Feb. 28 - Zydeco Whips in FLORIDA

we're booking some shows in Florida - Mar 12, 13 at Ferg's in St Petersburg
CRAWFISH FESTIVAL AFTER HOURS DANCE PARTY

Feb. 19 - congrats on Grammy

good friend and guitar man Olivier Scoazec played on Buckwheat Zydeco's "Lay Your Burden Down" along with Sonny Landreth and Warren Haynes, won a 2009 Grammy for best cajun-zydeco..Olivier also played on Grammy nominated 2008, Rodney Romero and the Hub City Allstars

Feb. 12 - Back in New Orleans

Come on out and see the Zydeco Whips -- 9pm at the Old Point Bar

Feb. 4 - Mardi Gras Party

Sammy Naquin & The Zydeco Whips
Friday the 26th @ LSU

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