54 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
8:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
Honey Island Swamp Band,
Honey Island Swamp Band
Great music begins with great songs, and great songs are what the Honey Island Swamp Band is all about. The band came together after 4 friends were marooned in San Francisco after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Formed on the strength of timeless songs from Aaron Wilkinson and Chris Mulé, HISB's "Bayou Americana" sound has been compared to the music of such forefathers as Lowell George, Earl King, Taj Mahal, Jerry Garcia, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Gram Parsons and Jimmy Reed. Their eponymous EP was recorded in 2006 at famed studio The Plant in Sausalito, CA, and was received so well that they all decided to continue the band upon moving back home to New Orleans in 2007. Wishing Well, the band's first full length album won "Best Blues Album" of 2009 from OffBeat Magazine, which has also honored Honey Island Swamp Band as "Best Emerging Artist" of 2009 and "Best Roots Rock Artist" of 2010. And most recently the band was awarded "Best Roots Rock Artist" at the 2011 Big Easy Awards, widely considered the "Grammys of New Orleans". HISB's newest offering – Good To You – was nominated by OffBeat Magazine as "Best Roots Rock Album" of 2010, was named to numerous "Top 10 CDS of 2010" lists, and has become a staple of most DJs on the Crescent City's legendary radio station WWOZ, as well as on Sirius/XM satellite radio's Bluesville and traditional stations from coast‐to‐coast. Featuring the southern strut of songs such as "Country Girl", "300 Pounds" and the album's first single "Chocolate Cake", Good To You illuminates the mix of country‐inflected rock and New Orleans funky blues that makes Honey Island Swamp Band's music so familiar and unique at the same time. Tommy Malone
Tommy Malone has had a musical love affair with fans for over 30 years. As the heart and center frontman of the legendary Americana act The Subdudes, he has carved his way as a gifted singer, player and songwriter with a distinctive musical voice. Tommy's self-assured exterior masks a writer who mines heartache and elation, the surreal and the everyday, and who crafts the experiences into instantly memorable tunes. He is an artist who exudes a laid-back, down-to-earth, instantly familiar style that epitomizes Americana Rock Music. In Tommy's solo band, as lead guitarist and singer, he punctuates soulful, heart-felt vocals with playing that is at turns joyful, incendiary and melancholic. A musician's musician, he has recorded with Rosanne Cash, Shawn Colvin and Anders Osborne, and has impacted markets with hit other projects including Tiny Town and the Continental Drifters. His songs have been recorded by Joe Cocker, The Radiators, Tab Benoit and many others, but it's his ability to perform his own stories and turn them into vivid musical images that sets him apart from other performers. Tommy's last solo release, 2001's 'Soul Heavy' is an eclectic, bayou-infused song collection described as a 'fine example of how musical influences can combine to form a distinctive whole.' 2013 finds Tommy Malone signing with New York's MC Records, with his debut album slated for release this May.