KFAI invites you for an evening of great Cajun and Zydeco music, food, costumes, dancing and loads of fun as Louisiana Rhythms presents our annual *MARDI GRAS PARTY.
The party takes place on Fat Tuesday, February 16th at the Eagles Club, 2507 E. 25th Street in Minneapolis.
Music will be provided by The Faux Playboys, Mr. Rowles, the Pigs Eye Jazz Band, and The Rockin’ Pinecones.
The Faux Playboys play Zydeco, Cajun, & Swamp Pop. They feature Gary Powell on accordion & vocals; Ted Koltz:Drums; KFAI's Karl Smelker: Bass, Vocals; Greg Fleming-Wolfe: Guitar; and Chris Geller:Scrubboard, Vocals
Mr. Rolls plays New Orleans R&B, Blues, Funk, and early New Orleans rock and roll and is Dan Rowles, of the Explodo Boys, on keyboards and guitar, Ted Klotz and KFAI's Karl Smelker, of the Swamp Sextet and the Faux Playboys, on bass, Greg Fleming-Wolfe, of WEDG and the Faux Playboys, on guitar and the mighty Max Ray, of the the Wallets, the X-Boys, Willie and the Bees, and the Explodo Boys on saxophone.
The Rockin' Pinecones play rootsy New Orleans-style R&B, with a little Cajun and Zydeco and the group's members are Dan Daddy Squeeze Newton on accordion, piano, and vocals, Dick Danaher on sax, keyboard, rubboard, and vocals, Tim Mauseth on guitar and vocals, Rusty Jones on bass and vocals, and Dehl Gallagher on drums.
Music starts at 7:00; doors open at 6:30. Admission is $10 and includes complimentary food (until we run out).
Tune in to Freewheelin Monday morning at 9:00 as host Jackson Buck is joined by Karl Smelker of Louisiana Rhythms for 2 hours of Mardi Gras music to get you warmed up and ready for the party.