Pic from last night at the open mic at the Beach House in Mandeville, LA. Great place for music - has a great vibe. The room they used for open mic had nice acoustics. Looking forward to playing there again soon.
Lyrically driven acoustic and electric blues, Abita Blues pays tribute to southern bars, ditches, and bathroom walls. Their debut album, Louisiana Crude is a dirty blues portrait of down and out characters, late night odysseys, and Louisiana Crude, in every sense of the word. These songs are infused with elements from north and south of Lake Pontchartrain. "There are not a lot of artists speaking to the beauty of growing up on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. We grew up here in the 70's. It was an adventure." Indeed, the local landscape takes center stage in songs like The Heron Song, Bayou Born, and All Kinds of Crazy - dirty blues tributes to the shallow creeks of Old Mandeville. "We practically lived in the creeks running off the lake. How could it not come out in our music at some point."