CEG & Nolafunk present: 7th Annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball featuring Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers w/special guests The Stooges Brass Band , DJ Cochon de Lait , Main Squeeze , and many more featured at Le Poisson Rouge
212-505-3474 www.lepoissonrouge.com $35 advance, $40 day of show
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Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers It takes all of 30 seconds. Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins. Passion. The 44-year-old New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft: the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later. special guests The Stooges Brass Band The Stooges Brass Band is the premier brass band in New Orleans. Their blend of traditional New Orleans brass with contemporary urban beats has gained them attention from around the USA and the world. "The Stooges Brass Band puts on one of the most entertaining, audience-interactive shows of any band on the scene." -Bestofneworleans.com DJ Cochon de Lait Having shared the stage with New Orleans legends and luminaries, such as Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, George Porter, Jr., Kermit Ruffins, Anders Osborne, Bonerama, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Soul Rebels Brass Band, and many more, DJ Cochon de Lait is well known for playing greasy Nola brass, funk, and soul guaranteed to put a dip in ya hip and a glide in ya stride. Main Squeeze The Main Squeeze is a raging funk experience born within the thriving live music scene of Bloomington, Indiana, and currently residing in Chicago, IL. http://www.mainsqueezemusic.com/