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March 2015

Tine Freeman Panel Discussion
March 28, 2015

Special Event

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Patrick F. Taylor Library

Born in New Orleans, Tina Freeman is a photographer of landscapes, architecture, portraits and interiors. Artist Spaces is a continuation of Freeman’s interest in photographing artists in their spaces that began with shooting her friend, Andy Warhol, in a Paris apartment in 1975. In 2005, Freeman bought her first SLR digital camera, and asked the New Orleans artist, George Dureau, if she could document his Dauphine Street studio. After seeing the results, she decided to make a personal project of documenting New Orleans artists’ spaces. With this body of photographs, Tina Freeman documents the working spaces of twenty-one New Orleans artists. In 2014, Artist Spaces was published by University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press. With text provided by friend and long-time collaborator, Morgan Molthrop, this publication sheds new light on the artists’ work and process. Each of the twenty-one artists included invested their aesthetic into the spaces where they work, and Freeman’s intuitive eye masterfully portrays the spirit of each place.

On March 7, 2015, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art opened the exhibition, Tina Freeman: Artist Space. This exhibition contextualizes Freeman’s images with masterful examples of each artist’s work. Beautiful objects in their own right, the photographs become windows into the history of the objects, and into the creative soul of their makers.

Moderated by Bradley Sumrall, curator of the exhibition, on March 28, 2015, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will host a panel discussion with Tina Freeman, Morgan Molthrop and several of the artists included.

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Exploring SAORI: weaving for all ages and abilities
March 28, 2015

Special Event


Education Gallery, 3rd floor

Unfortunately, "Exploring SAORI: weaving for all ages and abilities" is full. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please email jwinslow@ogdenmuseum.org.

Artists:
Nancy Rhett & Jenny Pelc

This 2-hour weaving taster will provide students with a background of the SAORI weaving philosophy and history as well as the opportunity to explore the SAORI approach through the creation of a handwoven piece of jewelry. Bolstered by a no rules, no requirements, no mistakes philosophy, all are free to immerse themselves in this non-technical, non-intimidating approach to handweaving. We encourage everyone to design at the loom while weaving, using your warp as a canvas.

Age |Experience Level:
High School through Adult. Aspiring through Experienced Weavers welcome.

Supply List:
Students should bring: Notebooks, pens. Optional: Camera. Instructor will supply: 6 Warped Looms (2 floor looms & 4 Rigid Heddles) Personal weaving tools (Scissors, shuttles, tape measures). A variety of weft yarns (primarily silk). Books for inspiration. Venue will supply: Chairs or stools for each student. Table for instructor use.

Price:
Adult / Non-Member - $25
Adult / Member - $20

Contact: Museum Store, 504.539.9650, store@ogdenmuseum.org

April 2015

Ogden After Hours - Chris Thomas King
April 2, 2015

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Chris Thomas King is a multi-talented blues artist, composer, producer and actor. His father, Tabby Thomas, was a locally prominent bluesman who owned a club called Tabby's Blues Box. As a result, King, started early toward his musical future as a child genius and Rockin' Tabby's son. Chris Thomas King has developed a singular sound and style that transcends his blues roots from his years of performing before loyal fans at packed clubs, major festivals, theaters and juke joints.

Chris Thomas King contributed to the GRAMMY Award-winning soundtrack for the 2001 Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou?. While filming O Brother, Where Art Thou?, King took on the character of Tommy Johnson with such intensity that during his work breaks he wrote an album of songs in the legendary bluesman's style. Released in 2001, Legend of Tommy Johnson -Act 1: Genesis, 1900s-1990s included original King tunes as well as the Tommy Johnson classic, "Canned Heat." By the end of the year King had traveled to 40 American cities with the All Blues Tour and appeared in Down from the Mountain, a concert film organized by Joel and Ethan Coen and T-Bone Burnett in the spirit of O Brother, Where Art Thou?. The program, filmed live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville by D. A. Pennebaker, featured King and Colin Linden performing "John Law Burned Down the Liquor Sto'” written by King, along with numbers by Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and other performers.

In 2002 on his own independent label 21st Century Blues, King released Dirty South Hip-Hop Blues. The album blends Delta blues, New Orleans hip-hop grooves, electronica, and Euro-dance styles. Also in 2002 an in-demand King worked with director Martin Scorsese. King toured that fall with bassist Anthony Hardesty and DJ Spin.

By 2003, King had won 3 GRAMMY Awards and several Country Music Awards. In 2004, he co-starred in the film Ray and recorded the score which went on to win several GRAMMYs and an Oscar. He has also made an appearance on the HBO television series Treme.

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O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Tricia Boutte and Paul Longstreth
April 9, 2015

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Tricia "Sista Teedy" Boutte is the next generation of a long line of talented New Orleans performers. She is the niece of the international jazz vocalist Lillian Boutte and versatile vocalist John Boutte.

Boutte began singing in talent contests at the age of 5. At that time she also began musical training in piano, violin and slide trombone. Boutte began to concentrate on vocal music at age 15 and began her education in music studying over 15 years under greats like Ellis Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr, Ed Peterson, Steve Masacowski and Germaine Bazzle. Before the age of 18, she began to perform with New Orleans' jazz legends like Lloyd Lambert, Edward Frank, Fred Kemp and Joseph "Smokey" Johnson.

Boutte has already enjoyed a rich vocal career performing in a variety of musical settings. Her repertoire covers jazz, standards, R&B, pop, soul, gospel and Caribbean music. Boutte was the lead vocalist for her reggae band, Cool Riddims & Sista Teedy, which consistently won OffBeat Magazine's Best of the Beat Awards for Best Reggae Band and its 1998 award for Best World Beat Album, Pledge To My People. The album was produced by the legendary, GRAMMY Award-winning artist/writer/producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Allen Toussaint. Boutte was a background singer many years for Toussaint. The band also won Best World Music Band and Best World Music Album at Gambit Weekly's 1998 Big Easy Awards. That Year Boutte won the award for Best Female Entertainer, which she was awarded again in 2001.

Boutte has performed for concerts, clubs, benefits, festivals and television. These performances have taken her all over the world. Over the past several years she has had the pleasure of being on stage or in the studio with some of our world's greatest performers; Allen Toussaint, Aaron, Cyril & Charmaine Neville, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, D'Angelo, Ellis Marsalis, Shannon Powell, Herlin Riley, Stanton Moore, Corey Harris, Aretha Franklin, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Steel Pulse, Marva Wright, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, Fats Domino, Public Enemy, Dave Bartholomew, Shaggy, Bob & George French, Eric B. & Rakim, Deacon John, Galactic, Eazy E & NWA, Ytre Suløens Jass Ensemble (Norway), Secondline Jazz Band (Sweden) , SP-Just-Frost (Denmark), Neanders Jazz Band (Denmark) and the list continues to grow.

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OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden Museum Book Club
April 14, 2015

Education

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Education Gallery, 3rd floor

Classic Crews: A Harry Crews Reader
by Harry Crews

Collected here is the best of Harry Crews: his astoundingly beautiful memoir "A Childhood: The Biography of a Place; " two of his most memorable novels, "Car" and "The Gypsy's Curse; " and three masterly essays, "Climbing the Tower, " "The Car, " and "Fathers, Sons and Blood, " as well as a new introduction to these works by Crews himself.

Contact: Ellen Balkin, 504.539.9608, ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Africa Brass
April 16, 2015

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Africa Brass possess a signature sound described as "powerful, moving, and spiritual, bridging the cultures of two continents and eight centuries," the ensemble has delighted audiences at various major events, including the Congo Square Festival, Voodoo Festival, and the Dalai Lama Resilience. With a collection of featured artists hailing from various corners of the world, Africa Brass successfully captures the city's diverse background of Jazz, Brass, and African music, then combines them into what The Louisiana Weekly recently described as "expressively modern."

"In many respects, the expressively modern group, Africa Brass, represents the continued lineage that has long linked New Orleans and the African continent. The forward thinking ensemble plays often in the Crescent City and has enjoyed an ardent following. Exceptional musicianship defines the ensemble that is led by Troi Bechet (vocals), Luther Gray (percussion), Jeff Klein (African drums), and Mario Abney (trumpet). The elements of Africa Brass that speak most strongly of the African/New Orleans connection are the shared rhythms and the deep sense of spirituality. The musicians' diverse musical and cultural backgrounds excitingly highlight the "we are one" aura of Africa Brass"

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OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Sweet Crude
April 23, 2015

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Indie Rock group Sweet Crude are indigenous to South Louisiana and would like to show the world that they can make “progressive music that also embraces this region's French-speaking tradition.” The group is engaged in keeping the language relevant via art and they accomplish this through using both English and French in their lyrics combined with original compositions that playfully complement each other.

Sweet Crude are Jonathan Arceneaux, Sam Craft, Jack Craft, Stephen MacDonald, Alexis Marceaux, Skyler Stroup, and Marion Tortorich. Five out of seven in the group have music degrees and with so many musicians, drums and instrument switching, the music sometimes evokes a tribal feeling enhancing the percussive sounds in the Cajun French language. Their music incorporates the Cajun French dialect in a completely unique way making Sweet Crude a band you don’t want to miss in New Orleans.

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OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

May 2015

Ogden After Hours - The SpeakerBox Experiment
May 7, 2015

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Simply put, The SpeakerBox Experiment is an eclectic mix of individuals from the New Orleans music scene; each of whom has had the privilege of accompanying a host of major industry artists, as well as opportunities to play on local, national and international stages. Though each was successful in their respective careers, they came together through the band’s founder—Nick Mercadel—to combine their creativity, ideas, and musicality with a single goal: to produce great music.

The SpeakerBox Experiment joins the musical styles of writer, producer/composer, singer/songwriter and drummer Nick Mercadel; keyboardist, songwriter, producer/composer Jason Hodge; singer, producer/composer and keyboardist Marcus Doucette; singer/songwriter Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph; guitarists/bassists Ken & Shemaiah Turner and drummer Lemuel “Lem” Clark.

The band’s collective talent enables them to write, compose and produce all of their own material to transcend genre boundaries; fusing Pop, Soul, Rock and R&B to create a sound that is genuinely theirs. The group released their debut album The SpeakerBox Experiment Volume 1: Love Stories in August of 2014.

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OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Andre Bohren
May 14, 2015

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Andre Bohren is a lifelong musician. From early obsessions with Peruvian flutes and ‘50’s Rock ‘n Roll to his discovery of classical piano and syncopated funk, Bohren is constantly broadening his musical horizons. At the age of 16, he performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra as the featured piano soloist and was soon touring the U.S. and Europe with his father, American roots musician Spencer Bohren. After a decade of near complete focus on piano, which included five years of study under Dr. Janet Ahlquist and two years under Dr. John Murphy at Loyola University in New Orleans, Andre Bohren founded the eclectic funk-rock band Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes (JSDN), this time manning the drum chair. Composition and percussion drove Bohren for the next ten years while JSDN toured the country extensively, bringing his music to such renowned stages as Red Rocks Amphitheater, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and New York City’s Knitting Factory.

Bohren continues to revisit his love of the classical piano repertoire and has put together a program that includes works by Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin, Debussy, Balakirev, Scarlatti and more that covers nearly the whole musical spectrum of sounds, rhythms and emotions.

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OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Mississippi Railroad Company
May 28, 2015

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

The aim of Mississippi Rail Company is moving music forward via a vehicle of the past. Their music is an experiment in irony, embracing New Orleans roots music, rock 'n roll, folk, and blues traditions while refusing to fall subject to any of their claims. Their music breaks wholly new ground, rejecting any pull toward a simple re-hash of past musical genres. There is nothing tired, tried, or weary about their sound as it re-thinks (and re-shapes) a century of American musical traditions. In short, it manages to sound as if it could have been produced in 1920, even as its content and structure are decades ahead of its time.

Mississippi Rail Company's first self-titled EP exemplifies a group who has breathed in, mastered, and understood hundreds of musical influences, only to breathe them back out in one unique expression. Their follow-up full-length Coal Black Train, recorded in the swamps of Maurice, Louisiana, leaves trails of ghost stories, love songs, and murder ballads of the American South.

In such fashion, Mississippi Rail Company continues to steam ahead in a manner evocative of so many old conventions yet remains fresh and exciting. They are to New Orleans music what Old Crow Medicine Show is to bluegrass and Los Po-boy-citos is to Latin: neither descendent from nor mimetic of their genre.

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OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

June 2015

Ogden After Hours - Cardinal Sons
June 4, 2015

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

The three brothers of Cardinal Sons have cultivate a sound steeped in the musical identity of their upbringing by balancing heavy synth lines and crunchy guitar with steady drums. Raised in Mississippi and finding a home in New Orleans -- John, Joe, and Dave play danceable indie rock leavened with three-part harmonies and a left hand for a bass player.

Their debut recording Cardinal Sons Make an EP honors the straightforward, whole-souled creative process that took root among them early on. With the release of their debut came endearing videos, one for "October Rolls,” a second for "Underdressed,” and later, a fully-animated piece for “Young Guns.” The videos showcase their unmistakable dynamic, and a quirky but candid preview of the brothers.

While preparation began for their next recording, Cardinal Sons traveled to NYC in the Fall of 2013 and won the NewSong Contest, an international performance and songwriting showcase and competition. Their winnings included ten days of studio time in March 2014 with producer Charlie Sexton (Marc Cohn, Lucinda Williams, Arc Angels) at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Recording Studios, as well as performances at the Sundance Film Festival, New York’s Lincoln Center and an upcoming appearance on NPR’s Mountain Stage. Out of the sessions with Sexton came the Cardinal Sons follow up, The Echo Choir EP, which was released in 2014. The five song EP presents the brothers as expanding and refining their sound, crafting venerable pop hooks without losing sight of their soulful foundation.

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O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
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Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Little Freddie King
June 11, 2015

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Born in McComb, Mississippi in 1940, Fread Martin grew up playing alongside his blues guitar-picking father, then rode the rails to New Orleans during the early fifties where he crossed paths with itinerant South Louisiana bluesmen such as Polka Dot Slim and Boogie Bill Webb whose unique country-come-urban styles would influence his own. Honing his guitar chops at notorious joints like the Bucket Of Blood (which he later immortalized in song) he jammed with Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker, and also played bass for Freddie King during one of the guitarist’s stints in New Orleans. People began comparing the two musicians’ styles, hence Martin’s pen name Little Freddie King. While well-versed in a variety of styles, lately Little Freddie sounds a lot more like his cousin Lightnin’ Hopkins. Little Freddie has become the monarch of the Crescent City blues scene and is one of the last juke joint blues masters who still tours.

Little Freddie’s official debut album was a 1971 LP on New Orleans’ Ahura Mazda Records on which he shared billing with his band mate John S. “Harmonica” Williams. Unofficially titled Rock and Roll Blues, the nine original songs that make up the LP are raw, gut-wrenching and filled with passion. Almost 36 years later, Little Freddie resurfaced with Swamp Boogie (Orleans), an album of purely original material (notable titles are “The Great Chinese” and “Cat Squall Blues”) that features the likes of Earl “Pass The Hatchet” Stanley on bass. He followed it in 2000 with Sing Sang Sung, a greasy live set that documented more New Orleans street poetry like “Bad Chicken” and the aforementioned “Bucket of Blood.”

Little Freddie King’s recordings include Harmonica Williams and Little Freddie King (1971), Swamp Boogie (1996), Sing Sang Sung (2000), FQF Live (2003), You Don't Know What I Know (2005), Messin' Around tha House (2008), Gotta Walk With Da King (2010), Jazzfest Live (2011), Back in Vinyl, LP (2011), Chasing tha Blues (2012). His latest album Messin’ Around Tha Living Room was released in 2015 and features William Jordan (bass), Bobby Lewis diTullio, Jr. (harp), Luke Winslow King (slide guitar), Vasti Jackson (guitar) and “Wacko” Wade (drums).

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OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - The Asylum Chorus
June 18, 2015

Southern Music

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

Formed in 2011, The Asylum Chorus (originally St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus) was slated to perform a one-off performance at New Orleans' Preservation Hall. After the first performance, the intensity of the musical connection led the members of the chorus to decide to start building something more out of the pet project.

The Asylum Chorus pulls its repertoire from a deep well of American vocal traditions and also surprises their audiences with creative twists on modern pop tunes.

Mostly comprised of professional pop and classical vocalists, The Asylum Chorus also derives its unique sound by incorporating vocalists whose primary instruments are something other than voice. This unique blend of vocalists gives The Asylum Chorus an authentic, rootsy sound.

In the few short years that the group has been together, they have risen quickly through the musical circles of New Orleans, playing at several French Quarter Festivals, Voodoo Fest and regular shows at Preservation Hall, Buffas, Chickie Wah Wah and DBA.

The Asylum Chorus is Lucas Davenport (bass), Tim Robertson (tenor), Dave Pomerleau (tenor), Amy Trail (alto), Ashley Shabankereh (alto), Hannah Kreiger-Benson (soprano), Melanie Gardner (soprano).

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OAH Lagniappe!
O Fun: Kids Art Activity Table
O Yum: Miss Linda's Soul Food Catering
Free for Museum members | $10 at the door for nonmembers

Contact: Jane Marie Dawkins, 504.539.9650, music@ogdenmuseum.org