The Honey Island Swamp Band Brings a Sledgehammer
to Demolition Day
Out April 29 During Jazz Fest In New Orleans
â€œTheyâ€™re irresistible by their name aloneâ€¦â€ â€“ Elmore
Think The Bandâ€™s Big Pink album and add a splash of hot sauce with Willinâ€™ by Little Feat â€“ this group of New Orleans vagabonds nails it.
New Orleans, LA or San Francisco, CAâ€“ From the pristine waters of the Honey Island Swamp, to the vibrant streets of New Orleans, to the hazy corner of Haight-Asbury in San Francisco, this band has endured devastation, relocation, and revitalization. A group whose sound has been tagged â€œBayou Americana,â€ the Honey Island Swamp Band takes the hammer to the nail with the help of producer Luther Dickinson, and presents Demolition Day to the world April 29 on Ruf Records.
This album marks the 10-year anniversary of the Honey Island Swamp Band, which formed in San Francisco, CA via New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina displaced the founding members. With little hope of returning to their beloved city, the band channeled the blues and emotions of their circumstances to develop a soulful style and sound that critics have compared to legendary Blues-Roots-Rock Artists such as The Allman Brothers, Little Feat and The Band.