November in Jeanerette Features Free Entertainment of all Types
Jeanerette Live Entertainment
Jeanerette Live will feature a full day of live music, shopping and food with over 50 vendors, a cake walk, and a Kids Zone filled with activities. The event is sponsored by the Jeanerette Jeanerette Community Development Corporation.
Jeanerette Live is set to be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 8 down Main Street in Jeanerette. The feature band will be Krossfyre, however, other musical artists will be on hand throughout the day.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm -Yum Yum Band
1:00 pm to 02:30 pm -The 5 O’clock Shadows
3:00 pm to 04:30 pm -The Great Pretenders
5:00 pm to 07:00 pm -Vibes R&B Band
7:30 pm to 09:30 pm -Krossfyre
Jeanerette live will feature the Yum Yum Band focusing on the rock music of the 80s and 90s; the 5 O'clock Shadows band focusing on the music of the 50s and 60s along with country and blues favorites; the Great Pretenders band focusing on a variety of music including 50s, 60s and 70s, the Vibes R&B band featuring rhythm and blues favorites and Krossfyre featuring party music consisting of rhythm and blues, funk and more.
The Yum Yum Band will be the first to take the stage.
The group will perform beginning at 10 a.m. at the Pavilion on Main Street near the Post Office in Jeanerette.
Yum Yum was formed in 2004 by Thomas Falterman MD (lead guitar, vocals) and Gregory Fernandez MD (bass guitar, lead vocals). Several other talented musicians have been part of the lineup at times including Sol Kua MD, Dave Bryant MD, Rick Romano DDS, and Anthony Catalanatto PA-C, Ben Knight (current drummer) member and Brent Hemelt MD (current guitarist, lead vocals).
For the past several years Yum Yum has participated in primarily charity/ fundraiser events.
The band musical influences range from the southern rock sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blue Oyster Cult to the 80’s and 90’s rock sounds of Rick Springfield, Prince, 311, Pearl Jam, and Green Day. While “guitar rock” embodies the sound of Yum Yum, 2 to 4 part vocal harmonies help to layer a sound that is “… greater than the sum of it’s parts,” according to one music critic.
The Great Pretenders are an exciting duo of experienced musicians consisting of a keyboard player vocalist and a drummer- vocalist. A variety of music, 50's 60' 70's, a little Cajun, country, swamp pop, line dances and some funky stuff. Consisting of Glenn Oubre and Tommy Granger, these musicians, take the stage at 3 p.m.
Vibes is a multi-instrument old school r&b band from New Iberia, La. They specialize in funk, blues, jazz and old school/contemporary r&b. The band is currently plays at festivals, private events, weddings, conventions, music venues and social functions. They perform at 5 p.m.
Krossfyre is the feature band of Jeanerette Live.
They will be performing at 7:30 p.m. under the pavilion on Main Street.
Krossfyre is the ultimate live R&B Funk Experience. With
award winning vocals and over the top musicianship, Krossfyre gets the party started with musical favorites from the 50s, rock and roll, 60s soul, 70s fund through todays hip hop favorite.
Krossfyre has opened for acts at major concerts such as Eugene Wilde, The SoS Band, Robert Palmer, Irma Thomas, Stevie -B., Kyper, Bobby Bland, Tyrone Davis, Latimore,
Clay D, Marvin Cease, Will To Power, Wayne Toups, Percy Sledge, The Guest Who, Morris Day and The Time, Ennie K-doe, Cover Girls, Mel Waiters, Otisday and The Nites,
The Gap Band, Cameo, War, Chubby Checker, Clearance Carter, and Midnight Star,Robin Thick and was offered to open major acts in Japan and in the Far East.
A Tour of American Music
at the Jeanerette Museum
Take a trip through the history of American history and the Louisiana Hayride with the Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue Band of New Orleans in an engaging program with a focus on country and western music of the 20th century.
Featuring Gal Holiday
2:0o p.m. Sunday, November 9
The 5 O'Clock Shadows are a group of musicians dedicated to preserving and playing the best of the 50's and 60's Rock 'n' Roll music, including rock's famous local offshoot, Swamp Pop, as well as standard blues and country favorites. They perform at 1 p.m.
Along with the music, join the museum as they uncover a time capsule placed on the grounds during the tour of the Smithsonian’s Yesterdays Tomorrows exhibit. The capsule was buried ten years ago and contains items placed in it by school children and other members of the community.
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue will perform American classics including Louisiana favorites. Band members will introduce their instruments with an emphasis placed on their importance to different styles of the genre. Learn about the roots of this popular American musical tradition while enjoying the opportunity to participate in a traveling "Louisiana Hayride."
Having worked for years in barrooms and honky tonks playing over 150 shows a year, Gal Holiday is known for their honest and authentic live performances. They found that their show translated for other audiences and have found great success playing at festivals and for private events including weddings and children’s shows.
In an era of country music made shiny and plastic, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue stick to sincerity when they write with a sense of humor the real-life stories of broken down rigs and hard luck on the road. To some it may seem unlikely that this classic honky tonk band calls New Orleans home. To others who’ve heard them it may come as no surprise that they flourish in a town where tradition in every genre is paid respect with high caliber musicianship.
Since their inception the band has been led by the captivating Vanessa Niemann, a songbird armed with powerhouse vocals and serious songwriting. Since leaving behind her childhood days of running barefoot with a tambourine in the Appalachians, Vanessa keeps true to her mountain roots in the swamps of New Orleans.
The band keeps their country cadence with bass player and music director David Brouillette, once a small-town Louisiana boy whose first start in the music industry began with lobbying a local pizza parlor to let him play and promote shows on Saturday nights. Though his days in rural Louisiana are long gone, like Vanessa, Dave also stays true to his roots with his characteristic honky tonk-style rhythm that keeps the crowds dancing.
Armed with these real-life backgrounds, Vanessa and Dave have made Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue a vehicle to keep country dancehall culture alive while paying homage to classic honky tonk greats such as Hank Williams, Connie Smith and Webb Pierce. Their journey of almost a decade continues to evolve through their original compositions which dominate their most recent release, Last to Leave.
Last to Leave is their third album, funded by fan support and hard work. This grass roots spirit--combined with quality musicianship--have earned them the Big Easy Award (2008, 2009) and the Best of the Beat Award (2010). They’ve also placed third on the FAR Charts (Freeform American Roots Music) and top 100 on the AMA Charts (Americana Airplay, Americana Music Association).
Last to Leave was released for the first time nationally at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where the band opened for Lyle Lovett.
Keeping alive a purely American musical genre deserving of tribute, with both their interpretations of classic country and original compositions of real life stories, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue are not to be missed.
For more information on these free events contact the Jeanerette Museum at 337-276-4408 from Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit the museum online at www.jeanerettemuseum.com, find the museum on Facebook or email jeanerettemuseum.com. This event is also sponsored by Iberia Recreation.
Gal Holiday will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Jeanerette Museum located at 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette.
Best of all this performance is being held free of charge and is open to all ages.
With a sound that conjures Patsy Cline, a Johnny Cash attitude and a reverence for Merle Haggard and Bob Wills, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue pull from the best of Honky Tonk, Western Swing and Rockabilly classics (and a few originals) to create a show that is pure American roots.