For more then two decades, Cowboy Mouth has dished up their unique style of rock n' roll gumbo, mixing a rowdy spirit reflective of the band's hometown -- New Orleans -- with the fierce firepower of a group that lives on the road. These Louisiana natives have played more than 2,500 concerts and launched their signature song, "Jenny Says,” into the upper half of the Billboard rock charts. Above all, they earned a well-deserved reputation as a raucous, redemptive, live music experience. "Go!" the band's newest album, is proof that Cowboy Mouth hasn't lost it's bite. It's the most collaborative album of the group's career, performed with ferocity by a group of rock & roll veterans who've been there, done that... and can't wait to do it all again. With many years of reviews lauding their live show, there is still one quote which best captures their energy...
“…on a bad night they'll tear the roof off the joint and on a good night, they'll save your soul.”
- Cake Magazine
The Elvin Killerbee band is Blues centered, guitar, and groove oriented, original performing group. He is a local or otherwise favorite, performing numerous show's in and around the Baton Rouge area, as well as national and international tours as a hired guitarist. His newest c.d. "Straight Lines, Curves and Angles," highlights Elvin's songwriting abilities combined with convictive attention to the guitar. He's played locally at Chelsea's, Lava Cantina and Phil Brady's, to name a few.
Hai Karate is a 9-piece 70s style funk horn band, specializing in soul, funk and radio jams from the bell-bottom decade. You'll hear the music of Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago, Ohio Players, Steely Dan, Parliament Funkadelic and Sly and The Family Stone, to name a few. Hai Karate digs on the music you forgot you loved, and their energy and nostalgic flair will surely set the stage for the Blues Festival weekend to follow.
Gina Brown's energetic, interactive performance is guaranteed to please any audience. She customizes her performances to match her audience from the youngest to the oldest... and EVERYONE enjoys!
The Flamethrowers are one of Louisiana's No. 1 Party Bands! They cover the greatest rock n' roll hits from the 50s to today... You're sure to recognize songs, and their concert will be a perfect segue for the Singer/Songwriter festival in Downtown Baton Rouge during this weekend.
Kenny Cornett & Killin' Time
Kenny Cornett and Killin’ Time played their first gig in 1990. They perform from Orleans Parish to East Baton Rouge Parish and from Jackson, Miss., to Grande Isle, La. They began as a 4-piece group and during the years have grown to a 7-piece band who now has three generations of the Cornett family performing together: Kenny, Rhett and Justin. Influenced mostly by local artists, the band is known for its swamp pop style of music that includes 50s and 60s rock n' roll to country and rhythm & blues.
Startisan formed in Baton Rouge as a musical melting pot. Combining members from four of the most successful original bands in the state, they have become a fine-tuned Frankenstein of sonic ingenuity. Thoughtful, poetic lyrics are interwoven with sweeping guitar lines and aggressive percussion forming a compelling fusion of heart, soul and honesty (à la the singer/songwriter genre) with the force and power of a full-on rock band. The band’s immersive, infectious sound combined with an energetic and constantly evolving live performance makes Startisan a true marvel worthy of attention. They have had the honor of sharing the stage with Better Than Ezra, One Republic, Josh Kelley, Good Charlotte, David Cook and Colbie Caillat, among others. They last took the Live After Five stage, opeing for Colin Lake.
West Without is an alternative rock band from Baton Rouge. They incorporate elements of pop, indie and rock genres -- mixing electronic and organic instrumentation with high energy vocals and unique vocal harmonies to create a distinct and exciting sound. During the past two years the band has performed with acts such as The Plain White Ts, Royal Teeth and Cher Lloyd. They will be announcing East Coast tour dates alongside the release of their second EP -- scheduled for this Summer.
Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville’s funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. The band recently welcomed their newest member, Alvin Ford Jr. to the quintet, a New Orleans born and raised powerhouse drummer.
Born in the muddy waters of south Louisiana, the boys from Captain Green are cooking up a sonic gumbo good enough to call your Mama's. With a side of horns, a big ole slice of organ, and a heaping spoonful of rhythm, they're the gravy on your biscuit, the rice to your redbeans...
Captain Green features the higher-educated auditory architecture of Ross Hoppe (keyboards), Robert Kilng (bass), Darin Jones (tenor and baritone sax), David Melancon (trumpet and flugelhorn), Grant Hudson (guitar) and Michael Harris (drums).
90 Degrees West
90 Degrees West is a 7-piece high energy, modern Country band covering all of today's hottest Country stars.... and a perfect show to kick-off Bayou Country Super Fest weekend!
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
Kean Miller (400 Convention St., Ste. 700)
WHAT TO EXPECT: Lunch & Learn: "Emotional Intelligence: Driving Your Leadership Potential," presented by Dr. Dana Hart
The knowledge, skills, and abilities that we know as Emotional Intelligence (EI) have changed our definition of what it means to be smart. While IQ and technical competence will always define who is capable of assuming a given role, such competencies rarely, if ever, predict who will emerge as a star performer or great leader. Emotional intelligence—your ability to recognize and understand your emotions—has been shown to predict work performance across a range of occupations and becomes more predictive of performance in leadership. With that being said, emotional intelligence has become the new metric by which employees and leaders are measured. This lunch and learn will introduce you to EI skills and concepts, as well as demonstrate how using these competencies can shape your approach to effective leadership.
Dr. Dana Hart is the director of the Flores MBA Program at Louisiana State University. He is an instructor of leadership development in the E. J. Ourso College of Business and an instructor of higher education economics and finance in the College of Human Sciences and Education at LSU. Originally from Boston, Mass., he has extensive experience in higher education management at LSU, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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