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The Jimmy Carpenter Band
May 11, 2023 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saxophonist, singer-songwriter, arranger, and Gulf Coast Records recording artist, Jimmy Carpenter is currently on tour promoting his fifth album and latest Gulf Coast Records release, The Louisiana Record. He won the 2022 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist/Horn for the 2nd consecutive year. And he is now a Grammy-Winning Composer, for a composition he contributed to the New Orleans Nightcrawlers’ winning album, Atmosphere. Jimmy has toured internationally with Tinsley Ellis, Jimmy Thackery, Walter Wolfman Washington, Eric Lindell, and Mike Zito and the Wheel. 2019’s Soul Doctor, his first album on Gulf Coast Records, was extremely well-received worldwide. He has been a working musician for over 40 years, spent many years in New Orleans, and now resides in Las Vegas, where he is the Musical Director of one of the hottest blues festivals in the world, The Big Blues Bender.
What the Music Press is Saying about The Louisiana Record:
“The Louisiana Record is the kind of set that will get your whole neighborhood dancing if played loud enough. Get it and get going!” Mike O’Cull, Rock & Blues Muse
”This is a great new album from Carpenter which also displays his fine vocal abilities…” Richard Ludmerer, Making A Scene
“The Louisiana Record is a great look back, done with love and respect for a sound that for many of us was our rock-and-roll tutorial.” Grant Britt, No Depression Magazine
“The arrangements are refreshingly straightforward, the backup musicians New Orleans thoroughgoing pros. The atmosphere is loose and relaxed, and the songs are melodic and affectingly sung… Carpenter’s sax weaves in and out of the arrangements, drawing awe while seemingly not seeking it… the mood is attractively conversational. He’s also a very fine vocalist, not always true when the artist’s fame rests on instrumental gifts.” Jerome Clark, Rambles.NET
“This release showcases a brilliant performance and superb recording… featuring songs by some of the most important songwriters in American music, artists like Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino, and Dr. John.. Whether your taste is blues or the great sounds of Louisiana, you will want to add this album to your library…” Oasis Entertainment
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