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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Do You VooDoo?

It's that time of year again folks! The air is turning crisp...(okay less humid)...pumpkins are popping up in stores and I'm planning my November 1st Candy Run to the store. It's FALL folks, and in New Orleans that means Halloween weekend is The VooDoo Experience, better known as the VooDoo Fest! So get ready and head on down to Marconi Dr in New Orleans (just a hop, skip and jump from my old Alma Maters, Delgado and UNO!) on Friday Oct. 30th-Sunday Nov. 1st for an awesome 3 day lineup of musicians, artists and more.

If you can catch the Fest on Friday, Oct. 30th, there's two special acts I'd like you to check out! Please make sure to catch the The Noisician Coalition where our very own team member, MissMalaprop will have a role! And send me the pics!!

There are so many to see at the VooDoo Fest, but of course we are partial to our Louisiana musicians! The Benjy Davis Project invites you to catch them at 3pm on Friday, Oc. 30th at the Soco/WWOZ stage. Immediately after, they'll be doing a signing at the FYE tent. BDP has graciously offerred up an AUTOGRAPHED CD and Poster for one of our lucky readers!! And just to show we love all our readers, you can get the free MP3 of "Still Sweet" here also!


How to get your hands on the CD and Poster, aside from sending me massive amounts of chocolate? Easy peasy! Just head on over to the guys Myspace Page and listen to a few of their tunes and let us know which one is your fave in a comment here. (Be SURE to leave us a way to contact you so Rock Ridge Music can send you your prize!) Do you dig a BDP song not playing on their Myspace Page? No prob...just list that one! (Maybe they'll add it to their page for you!) While you're on their page, sign up for the mailing list and check out their Twitter and Facebook pages also!


To say there are some great artists playing at The VooDoo Fest would be an understatement. I mean, Kiss, Lenny Kravitz, Widespread Panic, Jane's Addiction, Eminem, just to name a few. But we all know our Louisiana artists are the best, so don't go just for the headlining acts, there is ALWAYS good music to be found at ANY Louisiana event! Then, the art, the food, crowds.....VooDoo fest IS as New Orleans as it gets!


So head on over if you can, and be sure to check out Benjy and the guys. Don't forget to leave your comment here with your favorite Benjy Davis Project song! You have until November 2nd to enter!!


Rock on!!
~~Amy





7 comments:

  1. Ohh...I SOOOO wish I could go! One of my sisters and her friends are going and I am so jealous!
    By the way, I'm not sure if I could pick a fave BDP song, but ONE of my faves is "Same Damn Book"...I told my hubby that song sounds like our marriage, LOL!

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  2. LOL I will be nice and not enter my own contest, but my fave is "Wait." The lyrics are just awesome. Seriously...how can guys this young write such deep stuff? I feel old! LOL

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  3. "Wait" is one of my favorites too. And also "graves"...the girl singing with Benj on that one is Maggie Brown, who is from La. also...I've met her (she's a friend of a friend) and heard her sing many times. Her parents live down the road from mine on Lake St. John and she puts on a little "concert" on their pier every 4th of July and everyone anchors their boats in front of the pier to listen. Look her up, I think she's on MySpace...you'll like her, Amy!

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful talent ~ I enjoyed listening to their music and especially liked *Soul on Fire*

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  5. My favorite is the one called Louisiana Saturday Night. :)
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  6. My new favorite song is Mississippi. I heard it about a month ago when they played in Columbia, but until that goes out on a cd my favorite I can listen to is The Day That I Die. Benjy has to be one of the country's most underrated talents.

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