Through hell and high water, the Ponderosa Stomp has spent the last decade bringing icons of American music back to the stage, shining a spotlight on the architects of songbooks that are part of the nation's collective musical DNA.
2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the Stomp, which has expanded over the years from a 2-day concert to include a film festival, music conference, record hop and a DJ dance party.
On September 16 and 17, the Ponderosa Stomp takes over a new venue in Louisiana, the Howlin’ Wolf, while moving the music conference, film festival and record hop into a central locale, the Renaissance Arts Hotel.
Celebrating the seminal songs that formed the backbone of American pop culture from the post-war era through the generations is not for the meek of heart – founder Dr. Ira (Dr. Ike) Padnos and his fellow members of the Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau specialize in finding performers missing from the stage for decades as well as reuniting the bands who’ve not performed together in decades.
This milestone year will be hailed with tributes to the essential New Orleans music man Cosimo Matassa, Stax Records, Excello Records and Southern music with Allen Toussaint, William Bell, Big Jay McNeely, Eddie Floyd, Lady Bo, Sir Mack Rice, Lazy Lester, Dave Bartholomew, The Bo-Keys w/ Skip Pitts and Howard Grimes, Carol Fran, Classie Ballou, Warren Storm, The Relatives and more.
For details on the line up click here: www.ponderosa_stomp_10_concert.php
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