Ponderosa Stomp’s 10th Anniversary!

By on June 9, 2011
It’s the Ponderosa Stomp’s 10th Anniversary! The Great New Orleans Music Festival Spotlighting
the Architects of American Music Takes Shape September 16th & 17th
Allen Toussaint, William Bell, Big Jay McNeely, Eddie Floyd, Lady Bo, Sir Mack Rice, Lazy Lester, Dave Bartholomew, The Bo-Keys and More Pay Tribute to
Excello Records, Stax Records and New Orleans’ Greatest Producer, Cosimo Matassa
“When you talk about music events, The Ponderosa Stomp is the real deal! This is three days of unbelievable performances by the artists who started it all.” Terry Stewart, President, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
“Ponderosa Stomp rediscovers lost legends, launches comebacks, initiates reunions, and uncovers secret histories as it celebrates an honor roll of unsung heroes of American music.” Tristram Lozaw, Yahoo! Music
Through hell and high water, the Ponderosa Stomp has spent the last decade bringing icons of American music back to the stage, shining a spotlight on the architects of songbooks that are part of our collective musical DNA.  2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the Stomp, which has expanded over the years from a 2-day concert to include a film festival, music conference, record hop and a DJ dance party. On September 16th and 17th, the Ponderosa Stomp takes over a new venue, the Howlin’ Wolf while moving the music conference, film festival and record hop into a central locale, the Renaissance Arts Hotel. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 10th at www.ponderosastomp.com – purchasers can get them during the early bird special at $40.00 each while supplies last.
This milestone year will be hailed  with tributes to the essential New Orleans producer Cosimo MatassaStax Records, Excello Records and Southern music withAllen ToussaintWilliam BellBig Jay McNeelyEddie FloydLady BoSir Mack RiceLazy LesterDave BartholomewThe Bo-Keys w/ Skip Pitts and Howard GrimesCarol FranClassie BallouWarren StormThe Relatives and more.
Celebrating the seminal songs that formed the backbone of American pop culture from the post-war era through the generations is not for the meek of heart – founder Dr Ira (Dr. Ike) Padnos and his fellow members of the Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau specialize in finding performers missing from the stage for decades as well as reuniting the bands who’ve not performed together in decades. The New York Times described it thusly, “Among other things, the Stomp is a gathering of survivors: musicians who have been picking, pounding and wailing professionally for many decades, and whose gray hair and career setbacks haven’t tamed their music yet.”
Ponderosa Stomp 2011
Allen Toussaint
Dave Bartholomew
William Bell
Eddie Floyd
Sir Mack Rice
The Bo-Keys featuring Skip Pitts & Howard Grimes
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes
Lazy Lester
Big Jay McNeely
The Relatives
Lady Bo
Arch Hall Jr
Carol Fran
Lavelle White
Little Leo
G.G. Shinn
Michael Hurtt and his Haunted Hearts
Classie Ballou
Warren Storm
James Johnson & Rudy Richard of Slim Harpo`s King Bees
Lil Buck & the Top Cats featuring Stanley”Buckwheat” Dural
Roy “Boogie Boy” Perkins
Clayton Sampy
Bobby Allen
Johnny Legend
CP Love
Joe Clay
Little Freddie King
Guitar Lightnin’ Lee
Robert Parker
Billy Boy Arnold
Earl Stanley
Deke Dickerson & the Eccofonics
Jivin’ Gene
Gerri Hall
Creole Zydeco Farmers featuring Jockey Etienne
The Ponderosa Stomp Music Conference and Clandestine Celluloid Film Series will take place September 15-17 at the Renaissance Arts Hotel at 700 Tchoupitoulas Street. The conference will feature historians and musicologists Jeff Hannusch, Lauren Onkey, Scott Bomar, Alison Fensterstock and Jason Hanley tackling Louisiana garage, an oral history with Big Jay McNeely, panels on Stax Records, Ernie K-Doe and Bobby Marchan and a Q&A with Dave Bartholomew following the first-ever public screening of a 1962 concert film of the Fats Domino Orchestra, live in France.
The second incarnation of Clandestine Celluloid will feature an all-day special tribute to the B-movie exploits of  actor/musician/pilot/writer Arch Hall Jr., with the screening of  60’s cult classics, Eegah!,  The Sadist, and Wild Guitar, in-depth discussions with Hall and fellow musician/mondo movie man Johnny Legend, and  selected excerpts from other films including The Choppers and Deadwood ‘76.  Master Archivist/Filmmaker Joe Lauro will return with his annual performance compilation featuring Heroes of the Stomp, as well as a special presentation of The Original Soul Men: Sam  & Dave.
The Tenth Annual Ponderosa Stomp Concert will take place September 16 and 17 at the Howlin Wolf, 907 South Peters St in New Orleans, Louisiana. The show will run from 7:30 pm – 2:30 am. Tickets will be $50. For ticket info, please go to www.ponderosastomp.com.

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.