Songs with an edge, a secret code, a punk energy that is undeniable – that is the music of the Ponderosa Stomp Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana from October 3 to 5.
Be it soul singers, country creole, or young rock n’ rollers leading the way for the next generation to blossom in garages around the country, the music fanatics of the Stomp bulldoze the slick detritus of contemporary music to find the rawest, deepest stuff out there, simmering under the surface, waiting to be rediscovered before it’s too late.
The Ponderosa Stomp is famous for bringing the finest American music to their stage annually – some have described it as "the best music you've never heard". You can hear the sounds of the incredible line-up in Ponderosa Stomp’s overview video on You Tube: Behind the Curtains.
The Ponderosa Stomp Festival includes the Concert, the Music History Conference, Hip Drop and the annual Stomp Record Show which has become a destination for crate-digging buyers and sellers, purveying vinyl to discriminating fans of garage, soul, R&B, Rocksteady, Boogaloo, Funk, Jazz, Rockabilly, 70s punk and more.
The concert takes place at Rock ‘n’ Bowl™ and includes many artists who rarely perform live, including Swamp Dogg, Chris Montez and Chris Clark, the first white soul singer on Motown. Louisiana country soul man George Perkins, garage original Ty Wagner and early rockers like Eddie Daniels and producer/songwriter/singer Boogaloo. Baby Washington and Maxine Brown slayed audiences at the Ponderosa Stomp at Lincoln Center two years ago, earning slots on the official festival this year while the 60’s Sunset Strip is represented by The Standells and The Sloths.
Visit www.ponderosastomp.com for the full line-up.
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