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Lil Band O Gold Announce NZ Tour

Lil Band O Gold Announce NZ Tour

Thursday 5th August, 2010 4:45PM

Everyone needs a little stonk in their swamp, and that's exactly what legendary Louisiana "swamp-pop" band Lil' Band O' Gold is going to bring us this September.

Thursday 23rd - Dunedin - Re-Fuel
Friday 24th - Christchurch - Al’s Bar
Saturday 25th - Wellington - San Francisco Bath House
Sunday 26th - Auckland - Kings Arms

Tickets on sale from Monday 9th August from Ticketmaster, Real Groovy and Marbecks.

Press Release:

LOUISIANA LEGENDS LIL’ BAND O’GOLD BRING SWAMP-POP TO NZ

Sept. 23 Dunedin - Re-Fuel
Sept. 24 Christchurch - Al’s Bar
Sept. 25 Wellington - San Francisco Bath House
Sept. 26 Auckland - Kings Arms

TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY 9th AUGUST FROM TICKETMASTER & REAL GROOVY(CHRISTCHURCH, WELLINGTON & AUCKLAND), & MARBECKS (DUNEDIN)

Bayou rhythms, rockin’ accordions, heartbreaking voices and great southern storytelling: New Zealand will get a taste of Louisiana’s best musical recipe when swamp-pop supergroup Lil’ Band O’ Gold tours this September.

Lil’ Band O’ Gold was born in Lafayette, Louisiana in the late ‘90s when rising young guns C.C. Adcock and Steve Riley recruited legendary swamp-pop singer and drummer Warren Storm for a new venture. Once Storm joined the fold, the Lil’ Band O’ Gold ranks expanded to include a who’s-who of master Louisiana musicians that boasted more than a century of hard-earned blues, rock, R&B, Cajun, swamp pop and jazz chops. The band and its self-titled 2000 debut album earned rave reviews from The New York Times to the Austin Chronicle.

As the group’s eight musicians juggled solo careers and other musical commitments, sporadic Lil’ Band O’ Gold gigs kept the magic alive as members continued to write songs for the band’s second album. In 2006, Tarka Cordell (son of producer Denny Cordell) started filming a documentary on the band.

Meanwhile Robert Plant chose Lil’ Band O’ Gold to be his backing band for ‘It Keeps Rainin’,a track for the album Goin’ Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino. One legendary night,Plant also joined the band onstage at Tipitina’s in New Orleans for a mini-set, including a bayou groove version of ‘Whole Lotta Love’…

Last year guitarist and founder C.C. Adcock hit rock radio in the US with his song ‘Bleed To Feed’, commissioned for the soundtrack of the HBO TV series True Blood, which is set in rural Louisiana. You might also have caught him in episode 10 of the first series onstage in Merlotte’s bar, where the character Sookie Stackhouse works.

A flurry of activity as the decade came to a close has yielded the album roots-music aficionados have been waiting for: The Promised Land. With 14 brand new tracks, the album also serves as a companion soundtrack for The Promised Land film documentary. The 90-minute movie on Lil’ Band O’ Gold debuted in 2009, screening at The Cannes Film Festival and SXSW ’09 Film Festival.

In addition to headlining at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Li’l Band o’ Gold made its Australian debut this March playing the Byron Bay Bluesfest and the Apollo Bay Music Festival...

LIL’ BAND O’ GOLD IS:
Warren Storm (drums, vocals);
C.C. Adcock (guitar, vocals);
Steve Riley (accordion, vocals);
David Egan (piano, vocals);
Dave Ranson (bass);
Pat Breaux (saxophone);
Dickie Landry (saxophone);
Richard Comeaux (pedal steel guitar).





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