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NEW ORLEANS 09/23 – 09/26: 9th Annual Ponderosa Stomp Music Conference & Festival

on September 16, 2010with 0 comments

NEW ORLEANS: 09/23 – 09/26 | The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation presents the 9th Annual Ponderosa Stomp Music Conference & Festival

“Celebrating the Legacy, Revitalizing the Careers and Preserving the History of American Music & its Musicians”

Now, you already know we here at Fusicology are in the business of quality-pushing. You know you can trust us for where to go to get good music, real culture and just a plain ole memorable experience. You probably also know by now that we especially enjoy a really good find, an incredible gem in a digging session. And sharing it with you. Well, quite possibly one of the most educating experiences we have had is at the Ponderosa Stomp series each year in that American music mecca we call New Orleans.

Formerly held during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival week, the Ponderosa Stomp has moved its dates this year to the Fall, taking place Thursday, September 23 – Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 4 fantastic venues all within historic French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny on the notorious Frenchmen Street. Among producing many other amazing exhibits and events, the Ponderosa Stomp folks have created a fantastic exhibit on the region’s contributions to the invention of Rock n Roll via Blues and original R&B entitled “Unsung Heroes: The Secret History of Lousiana Rock n Roll,” on display at the Louisiana State Museum and will host their opening conference reception this year at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s “After Hours” series with Henry Gray & CP Love, directly followed by a night of dusty rare-grooves provided by New Orleans’ own DJ Soul Sister and DJ Brice Nice at the Hip-Drop official opening night party at d.b.a.

The conference portion of the program will include panels and discussions with Ponderosa Stomp staff and legendary musicians on Friday and Saturday from Noon – 5pm, where a series of live interviews and first-person discussions with the stars of the show, as well as DJs, record men, field recorders and others who shaped musical history will converge at the Louisiana State Museum. Through its vital collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Louisiana State Museum, the Stomp Conference presents and records the stories of some of American music’s most treasured architects. Footage of conference interviews is archived at both institutions, capturing a significant repository of cultural history in keeping with the Foundation’s overall mission. A screening of Dr. Ike’s “Ponderosa Stomp: The Film” will also be shown, among other rare music documentaries, at the Clandestine Celluloid Film Festival Friday & Saturday 11am-5pm at One-Eyed Jack’s.

> Complete 3rd Annual Conference Schedule + Speakers List here.

This year’s concert line-up includes performances from unsung American music legends such as Lil’ Buck Sinegal, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, Roy Head, Barbara Lynn, Lazy Lester, Red Simpson, Wendy Rene, and many more over 2 nights at House of Blues. A closing night event at One-Eyed Jack’s will also feature Cyril Jordan, Roy Loney, The A-Bones and Jim Jones Revue. If will be anywhere near Louisiana next weekend, we strongly suggest you make your way down for the Ponderosa Stomp! It is more than worth the price. That is, if you consider yourself a true music head.

— Jocelyne Ninneman for Fusicology.com

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+ Three super-affordable travel packages with tons of added freebies for those coming from out of state here!

+ Get advance tickets here.

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*The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation is a 501[c]3 non-profit organization – Donations Welcome*

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