Dive in to the musical gumbo of The Subdudes this Mardi Gras carnival season. This native New Orleans Roots Rock group serves up an irresistible blend of Folk, swamp Pop, New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Louisiana Blues, Country, Cajun/Zydeco, Funk, Soul and Gospel with harmonies that always deliver.
Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, The Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures.
The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and Jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky Rock ‘n Roll attitude and Folky social consciousness — not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any five artists.
Led by singer/guitarist Tommy Malone and accordionist, John Magnie, The Subdudes draw most of their inspiration from the sounds of their native New Orleans, blending Blues, Gospel, Funk, and R&B with their own harmony vocals; their sound is also notable for the band’s substitution of a tambourine player, Steve Amedée, for a drummer. Tim Cook on percussion, bass and vocals and Jimmy Messa round out the band on bass and guitar.
More than just a concert, the “dudes” leave you feeling like they’re having a party and you were lucky enough to be invited.