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Admission is $10 at the door (No advance tickets sold)
Arrive early to secure the best seat
We do not sell out shows
Beverages available by donation
Souvenir merchandise available
Food for purchase next door (by ladies of First Free Mission Baptist Church)
Sit inside or bring chairs to sit outside
Children welcome, no pets, no ice chests

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Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots

Saturday, March 10, 6:30-9 pm

Bruce Sunpie Barnes is a veteran New Orleans musician, former park ranger with the National Park Service (30 years), actor, photographer, book author, former high school biology teacher, former college football All-American, and former NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs). Sunpie Barnes' many careers have taken him far and wide. He has traveled to over 50 countries playing his own style of what he calls Afro-Louisiana music incorporating blues, zydeco, gospel, Caribbean and African influenced rhythms and melodies. He is a multi-instrumentalist, master accordion and harmonica player, also piano, rubboard, talking drum, and dejembe. He learned accordion from some of the best Zydeco pioneers in Louisiana, including Fernest Arceneaux, John Delafose, and Clayton Sampy. Along with his musical group Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, he has performed at festivals and concerts across the US and around the globe. Sunpie has recorded 6 critically acclaimed CDs with his compositions currently featured in 16 Hollywood film productions.
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Tom McDermott & Aurora Nealand

Saturday, March 24, 6:30-9 pm

An established bandleader, composer, performer and improviser, Aurora Nealand has become a prominent force in the New Orleans music scene since she first arrived in 2005. Combining the “formal education” – a music composition degree from Oberlin Conservatory and training at the Jacques Lecoq School of Physical Theatre in Paris – with the “informal” experience of playing music in the streets and clubs of New Orleans and throughout the northern Hemisphere, Nealand has emerged as an innovative, sensitive and daring music creator and performer.

Tom McDermott is one of New Orleans’ premiere piano players and composers. He grew up in St. Louis, where he earned a Masters’ Degree in Music, wrote music journalism for the morning paper, and soaked up the sounds of ragtime and traditional jazz that flourished there in the 1960s and 70s. In 1984, spurred by his love of James Booker, Professor Longhair and Dr. John, he moved to New Orleans, a trip enabled by a gig at the World’s Fair.

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Mark Mullins

Saturday, April 7, 6:30-9 pm

Mark Mullins has been changing the way people think about the trombone for over 20 years and is often given credit for raising the trombone to lead instrument status in the modern funk, rock and jam band music scenes. Early in his career his unique tone and powerful horn arrangements quickly garnered the attention of giants of the local and national music industry. Mark was a pioneer using electronic effects in a way previously used only by guitarists to enhance his lead lines as a guitarist would. He’s also been a major force composing arrangements for multiple trombones in the groundbreaking band he co-founded, Bonerama which tackles everything from their own challenging originals to Led Zeppelin, Beatles and Black Sabbath. Mark has become a top call when major record and tour producers look to add a dynamic New Orleans flavor to their albums. In recent years he has served as horn arranger/producer for Blackbird Presents series of concerts featuring Don Was as musical director. Mark’s broadcast credits include The Late Show, Tonight Show, Grammy Awards, HBO’s Comic Relief (musical director) and many more.
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Toussaint/Domino Tribute with David Torkanowsky & Friends

Saturday, April 21, 6:30-9 pm

A driving force in New Orleans piano for five decades, Torkanowsky is a keyboard master of jazz, blues, funk and New Orleans rhythm and blues. He will be making a return visit to the Dew Drop and presented a rollicking Christmas show to close out the fall season last year. Over his long local musical career he has worked with many New Orleans jazz and rhythm and blues icons such as Irma Thomas, the late Allen Toussaint, George Porter and modern jazz piano legend Errol Garner. He is the son of classical composer and conductor Werner Torkanowsky who led the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra for years and his mother was a famed world-touring flamenco dancer. Before settling into the vibrant New Orleans music scene, he trained at the Berklee School of Music. Torkanowsky is expected to appear at the Dew Drop with backing musicians and possibly one or more guest vocalists.
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The Hank Mackie Band

Saturday, May 12 1, 6:30-9 pm

Educator and local guitar legend Hank Mackie and his band will take the stage at the Dew Drop on May 12th. Born into a musical family, Mackie has not only been teaching jazz guitar for over forty years, but he’s also worked and recorded with some of the finest jazz musicians in New Orleans. Mackie's known for a style of solo jazz guitar influenced by greats such as Barney Kessel, Wes Montgomery and George Van Epps, the inventor-master of the seven-string guitar. Hank exclusively plays a seven-string archtop guitar made by the late Louisiana luthier Jimmy Foster.
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Andrew Duhon & the Lonesome Crows

Saturday, May 26, 6:30-9 pm

Blues & Folk influenced singer/songwriter Andrew Duhon is a New Orleans native who’s released several recordings, one of which, The Moorings, was nominated for a Grammy® in 2014 for Best Engineered Album. He has toured solo and abroad for much of his career playing in a variety of settings with much success & recently his music has been licensed for use on Netflix’s popular series “The Ranch”. On May 26th he brings his blues inspired band, The Lonesome Crows to the Dew Drop for an evening of roots music that is sure to display his well revered songwriting skills & smooth, soulful delivery.