New Orleans is widely known as the birthplace of Jazz. When it comes to music festivals in the crescent city many people think of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival held the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May.
But not many people know about The Ponderosa Stomp. I just discovered this event from a print advertisement in the Fall 2015 issue of Oxford American magazine. The Ponderosa Stomp #12 (wow I have some catching up to do here) will take place October 1-3 2015, in New Orléans, LA. It is a two-day concert with the best music you’ve never heard. In addition it is a conference, record show and HIP Drop…Wish we could attend.
The menu is an all-you-can-eat platter of classic rock ‘n’ roll, Chicago and Mississippi blues, New Orléans R&B, Memphis and Motown soul, hellacious rockabilly, blistering garage rock, and Louisiana swamp pop. Old favorites like Warren Storm, Barbara Lynn, Billy Boy Arnold, and Roy Head are appearing, along with some very special artists making their Stomp debuts. The Stomp is especially proud to present, for the first time, an all-star revue of San Antonio’s Chicano soul legends from the 1950s and ‘60s.
The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation is the primary organization behind this eclectic festival.
The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation (PSF) is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to celebrating the legacy, revitalizing the careers and preserving the history of American music and musicians.