Last Memorial Day, "The Pigeon Town Band" woke up early to play a fun and somewhat surreal gig on WWL-TV's morning show to help promote Odyssey House Louisiana's "Pirate's Ball" fundraiser. Here's all the highlights!
Pigeon Town has earned underground acclaim and a devoted following over the past six years, playing regularly at legendary late-night New Orleans venues such as the world-famous Maple Leaf Bar and Le Bon Temps Roule, as well as at the band’s freak-friendly Central City home base, Verrett’s Lounge. Formed in 2009 as a part-time collaboration between five veteran musicians with a common love for slide guitar, churchy keys and Southern soul, the band plays hard, loud and proud, creating a groovy original soundtrack for genuine people living unglamorous lives. The group’s graceful guitar work, irresistible rhythms and honest songwriting celebrate the struggles and triumphs of the city’s unknown rogues and heroes. Pigeon Town’s high-energy sets, original songs and expansive, bayou-boogie style have drawn comparisons to local legends The Radiators and Dr. John, with enough greasy funk, ageless gospel and gritty garage rock thrown in to keep things weird. Somewhere in the mix, you can hear the church choir, the streetcar, the sirens and the second line – sounds of the little piece of New Orleans the locals call Pigeon Town. Booking Contact: Tom Stevenson (504) 941-1834 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org