Marc Stone Band \\ 9:00pm-11pm
Who Dat? Blues Band \\ 7pm-8:30pm
The Fat Animals \\ 5pm-6:30pm
Dann the Band Feat. Chester \\ 3:00pm-4:30pm
Tony Thompson & Friends \\ BEER TENT
2023 HEADLINER -
Marc Stone has been a standout presence on the New Orleans Roots music since the 1990s. A stylistic chameleon, he has released 4 albums of original music and toured extensively in the US and Europe. His guitar work has earned him stage time with legends of Funk, Zydeco, New Orleans RnB and Delta Blues, as well as jam band heroes, singer songwriters and African drum masters. Currently Marc is touring playing slide guitar, 12 string and acoustic guitar with Funk guitar icon Leo Nocentelli, presenting Leo's historic rediscovered 1971 acoustic masterpiece "Another Side". When he’s not on stage or in the studio, Marc can be found behind the mic at New Orleans’ iconic radio sender, WWOZ 90.7-fm, celebrating 20 years hosting of his weekly “Soul Serenade” or spinning fine and funky vinyl at clubs and events.
Stone is equally at home fronting his own band, leading intricate all star projects, and tearing it up for packed houses with just a guitar and a mic. Making the best of the pandemic shut down, Stone went to work on a new album to follow up 2019’s solo outing “Live at Tipitina’s”, which garnered him nominations from New Orleans top cultural publications for both Best Blues Album and Best Blues Performer.
The result is “Shining Like A Diamond”, his first full length studio release since 2015. The album features an incredible line up and showcases Stone’s soulful vocals, masterful touch on guitar, 8 string Dobro and lap steel, finely tuned songwriting skills, and a slew of incredible performers. Never one to lean on well worn forms and contrived chops showcases, Stone draws inspiration from every corner. He also taps a well-spring of legends to bring his songs to life, including Papa Mali, Alvin “Youngblood” Hart, Marilyn Barbarin, Leo Nocentelli, Reggie Scanlan, the late Alfred “Uganda” Roberts, Meschiya Lake, James Singleton, Mike Dillon, and George Porter, Jr.