On Friday November 30, Michael Cerveris & Loose Cattle will join Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys for the 4th Annual Bye Bye Hurricane Season Party. The event will take place at Connolly's (121 West 45th Street) at 8pm. Tickets are $25 and available at the door and at nycbyebye.eventbrite.com.
For the past four years, Evacuteer.org--dedicated to training and supporting evacuation volunteers and educating the public in disaster preparedness throughout the Gulf--has hosted a charity celebration of the official end of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. For the first time this year, in an act of solidarity and support, they are inviting New York and New Jersey residents to join them in a simultaneous party and champagne toast.
LOOSE CATTLE were named after a country road sign...and sound that way. Like a night in a neglected pasture corralling Ferdinand the Bull, Babe the Blue Ox and mad cow disease, evenings with the Cattle are an unruly ramble through classic Carter Family and Louvin Brothers songs, contemporary tunes about guns and gasoline, and mashups that mark Dolly Parton and Cee-Lo Green with the same glowing branding iron. Michael Cerveris (actor and former Bob Mould sideman hailing from West Virginia) and Kimberly Kaye (Garden State native and ex New Direxion trumpetress) are duo vocalists in the Buddy and Julie Miller/Civil Wars vein, wrangling both Cerveris' original songs and crowd-pleasing covers with able-bodied ranch hands Gabriel Caplan (Naomi Shelton & Gospel Queens), Alex Harvey, (yes, he is the mandolin player in those Geico ads), Justin Smith (Difibrulators), Lorenzo WolfF (The Lisps) and EDDY ZWEIBACK (Losers' Lounge). “Call it sloppy art for sloppy hearts” Magnet Magazine. www.loosecattle.com.
Rosie Ledet, "The Zydeco Sweetheart" from Church Point, Louisiana, has made quite a name for herself....having captured three of the "Best Of The Best" awards from Offbeat Magazine, including "Best Zydeco Band or Performer", "Best New Zydeco Group or Performer", and "Best Vocalist". She is one of the few younger Zydeco musicians who still writes and sings some of her material in Creole French. One of a handful of women in Zydeco, her warm stage presence combined with the infectious Zydeco beat, makes her irresistible to audiences. www.RosieLedet.net.