Post by Sgt. Blotter on Feb 21, 2013 11:03:56 GMT -5
This was a lot of fun last year, it had Honey Island Swamp Band and Grayson Capps headline. It's in this Antebellum hotel (Malaga Inn) in downtown Mobile, in the courtyard. Basically people get rooms there for the night, and when you leave any room, you are at the show. It's like 4 stories I think and the building is built around the courtyard, it's gonna be sick this year. Def a ragefest. Tix on sale Friday and are prob $30 or so. It's on a Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday is the night of the Deftones show in Mobile which is a few blocks away. Will def be pregaming it here all day.
Saturday Roosevelt Collier of The Lee Boys, artist at large
4:00 Fat Man Squeeze 5:00 Sam Doores + Riley Downing and The Tumbleweeds 6:30 Hurray For The Riff Raff 8:00 Spirit Family Reunion 9:30 Col. Bruce Hampton 11:00 Malagafest Tribute Jam to Levon Helm
Sunday Noon Roosevelt Collier's Gospel and Blues Brunch
1:30 Ryan Balthrop 2:30 Cedric Burnside 4:00 St. Paul and The Broken Bones 5:30 Honey Island Swamp Band 7:00 Papa Mali and Friends feat; Members of Galactic and Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Post by Sgt. Blotter on Feb 21, 2013 11:04:12 GMT -5
The Malaga Inn and Bonsecour Productions proudly present Malagafest 2013. The 2nd annual event will span two days in the intimate and luxurious setting of the historic Malaga Inn, located in beautiful downtown Mobile, Alabama. This year’s lineup features a spicy mixture of Americana, Bluegrass, Jam, and Funk, Blues and Soul artists from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and New York. Saturday opens with locals, Fat Man Squeeze and their LA speed grass. We are excited to offer a back-to-back set from friends and collaborators, Sam Doores+Riley Downing and The Tumbleweeds and Hurray For The Riff Raff. Both groups share members and will be on stage this spring and summer with Alabama Shakes and Shovels and Rope and appear at SXSW, Waverly Boogie, Dig South, and Newport Folk Festival. Their combination of country blues, gypsy jazz, and foot-stomping swamp-grass will amaze fans of true roots music. This groove continues with Spirit Family Reunion who will roll into Mobile from Springfest in Live Oak, FL. They are one of the fastest growing acts performing traditional folk, bluegrass, and Americana music. The jam band pioneer, Col. Bruce Hampton will headline the night with his current group of topnotch jazz, sacred steel, and psychedelic band mates. Also, artist at large, Roosevelt Collier of The Lee Boys on his funky pedal steel guitar, will anchor the whole day. We will close the night with a Malagafest tribute jam to the late, great Levon Helm!
Sunday's music will start around noon with a Gospel and Blues Brunch led by Roosevelt Collier, who will be around all day on his sacred pedal steel. Local singer, songwriter Ryan Balthrop will kick the afternoon into high gear with the help of a few talented friends. Mississippi blues royalty Cedric Burnside makes a long awaited return to the Port City to give us a taste of his new Marshall County boogie-woogie. Hold on to what you've got, because when St. Paul and the Broken Bones hit, everyone on Church Street will get up and shake that moneymaker. This is a young Alabama soul powerhouse destined for a long trip down the lost highway. Malagafest Alumni, Honey Island Swamp Band bring their own recipe for down home, Crescent City soul stew. These local favorites have had a residency this spring at The Maple Leaf, and we are proud to have them back in Mobile. The festival will close with headliner Papa Mali and Friends. Brace yourself for a healthy dose of serious funky jams. A revolving cast of musicians, including the rhythm section of Galactic bassist Robert Mercurio and guitarist Jeff Raines, and drummer Terrance Higgins of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will join him.
In addition to amazing music on the main stage, we will have a side stage for local songwriters and impromptu jams. Ella Gantt Movement will offer yoga and Massage services both days around the pool for a peaceful and serene escape. For you film gurus out there, the new Col. Bruce documentary Basically Frightened will have several showcases.
Tickets, rooms, and packages will go on sale Friday Visit www.facebook.com/Malagafest for details. You can also follow Malagafest and Bonsecour Productions on Twitter.