Freewheelin' Mardi Gras Party

Date: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 3:00pm

Freewheelin’ Mardi Gras with Scottie “Bones” Miller Band | New Riverside Ramblers | The Rockin’ Pinecones | Southside Aces

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

KFAI’s Freewheelin’ Jackson Buck curates a spectacular block of music to kick off Mardi Gras in style! All full day of the New Orleans vibe with little bit of Cajun, Zydeco, Jazz, & Blues paired with the cookin’ of Cajun 2 Geaux Food Truck and the brewin’ of Harriet Brewing.

Southside Aces: 3pm
The Rockin’ Pinecones: 4:30pm
New Riverside Ramblers: 7pm
Scottie “Bones” Miller Band: 9:30pm
$6 After 5pm

Food Truck: Cajun 2 Geaux

Scottie “Bones” Miller Band:
Singer-Songwriter-Blues Pianist; Scottie Miller currently tours with his own (Scottie Miller Band), as well as, two-time Grammy nominee and BMA recipient Ruthie Foster & The Family Band. Current release’s include: “RISE UP”-Scottie Miller Band; “Live At Antone’s”-Ruthie Foster Family Band (DVD/CD) Awarded DVD of the Year – 2011 Blues Music Awards.

In 2008, Scottie was inducted in to the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame for his contributions to blues music and heritage with his instructional book and CD titled; “Rock Keyboards” published by Hal Leonard Corporation.

New Riverside Ramblers:
“The NEW RIVERSIDE RAMBLERS …Perhaps one of the best traditional Cajun music bands in Cajun music today . . . If I did not know better, I would think they were from Kaplan and Mamou.” Pete Bergeron-KRVS radio, Lafayette, LA

A trio (Bob-accordion, Eric-fiddle/vocals, Karen-guitar) through most of the 90s but became a 5 peice band with addition of Paul-drums and Doug-bass in 2001. They love playing for dances, outdoor events and any other event where they can get you up on your feet, shakin’ your bootie!

The Rockin’ Pinecones:
The Rockin’ Pinecones play rootsy New Orleans-style R&B, with a little Cajun and Zydeco added for extra spice. The quintet covers hits and obscurities by the likes of Dave Bartholomew, Clarence “Bon Ton” Garlow, Clifton Chenier, Boozoo Chavis, Snooks Eaglin, Professor Longhair, Queen Ida, and many other Louisiana greats.

The Pinecones formed in 1988, and were an immediate success on the Twin Cities scene until their break-up in 1991. Since their Mardi Gras reunion in 2004, the Pinecones are rededicated to filling the dance-halls and juke-joints of the northland with the sweet sounds of the French Quarter and the bayou.

Southside Aces:
Southside Aces perform traditional New Orleans jazz. The band first began as the brainchild of Clarinetist Tony Balluff and Sousaphone player Erik Jacobson. Their whispers and rumors materialized in Tony’s foyer near Pillsbury and 27th in South Minneapolis, late August 2003. Since their first gig on a flatbed truck in Apple Valley, they’ve played weddings, festivals, clubs— “music furnished for all occasions”. The Aces self-produced and released three CDs:All Aboard!! on Mardi Gras, 2005, Bucktown Bounce in September of 2006, and A Big Fine Thing in June of 2011. Their music garnered the declaration, “A true authentic New Orleans dance-hall style band” from the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Quarterly.