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September 2014

Ogden After Hours - Mike Dillon, James Singleton and Johnny Vidacovich
September 4, 2014

Southern Music

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

Percussionist Mike Dillon attended the University of North Texas. Though classically trained on marimba, he never really had much interest in the vibraphone until he was introduced to music of Thelonius Monk. At that moment he dedicated his life to the vibraphone and became obsessed with Hampton, Jackson, Hutcherson and Tjader. Dillon started playing improvisational music with Kansas City based group the Malachy Papers. Tenor man Mark Southerland and Bass man Brian Hicks were crucial in Dillon's development on the vibraphone. He soon joined Seattle group Critters Buggin. Further experiments led to collaborations with Les Claypool, Ani Difranco, Galactic, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, The Dead Kenny Gs, Garage a Trois, Charlie Hunter, The Sex Mob, Secret Chiefs Three, Steven Bernstein, Karl Denson, Illuminasti Trio, James Singleton Quartet, Black Frames, Primus, Earl Harvin Trio, Marco Benevento, Todd Sickafoose, Hairy Apes BMX, The Go Go Jungle, among others.

In 2006 Dillon moved to New Orleans. Though on the road most of the year, he immediately started doing gigs with Johnny Vidacovich and James Singleton. The next level of his education commenced. The group grew out of Vidacovich's longstanding trio gig at the Maple Leaf. Though George Porter Jr. is the resident bass player with the trio, when George couldn’t show for a performance James would come in and the DVS trio was born.

Since starting to play the drums at the age of ten, performing has been the passion of Johnny Vidacovich. From French Quarter clubs to the big stages, he has shared his talents with greats like New Orleans’ Tan Canary, John Adams, Professor Longhair and Mose Allison, and as a member of New Orleans contemporary jazz group Astral Project. Vidacovich’s ability to improvise allows him to transition from jazz to reggae, bebop, street beat and blues rhythms all in the course of one tune.

Vidacovich has continued to perform and record with countless musicians making him become one of the most sought after drummers in the city of New Orleans. He has also paid his dues in New York, where he received rave reviews. Vidacovich has been recognized by everything from the Big Easy Entertainment Awards to accolades in Offbeat, Downbeat and the New York Times, to an appearance on Jazz Profiles, the NPR show of fellow New Orleanian Branford Marsalis.

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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

Book Club
September 9, 2014

Southern Literature

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

The Book Club is FREE and open exclusively to OMSA members

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

Ogden After Hours - New Orleans Concert Band
September 11, 2014

Southern Music

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

Since 1975, the mission of the New Orleans Concert Band has been to provide free concerts by volunteer musicians to the public of the greater New Orleans area; to encourage and foster adult concert community, municipal, and civic bands; and to promote the performance of the highest quality traditional and contemporary literature for band. The NOCB was founded by Peter Dombourian, who was a band director in the New Orleans public school system for more than 30 years.

Today, the NOCB is conducted by Dr. Charles Taylor, who serves as Associate Professor of Music and conductor of the Wind Ensemble at the University of New Orleans and has served as guest conductor with many ensembles, both locally and nationally.

Comprised of more than 60 volunteer musicians from the New Orleans area, NOCB members are locals who come from a variety of backgrounds, who share an avocation for music. The New Orleans Concert Band receives its support through its membership dues, donations from individual supporters and through gifts of instruments and grants from various local organizations.

For their Ogden After Hours performance, the entire New Orleans Concert Band will be performing in the Library, with a selection of students in the Goldring Hall Atrium as well.

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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 - Edward David Anderson
September 18, 2014

Southern Music

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

American songwriter Edward David Anderson was born and raised just west of Chicago and lives a simple life, spending winters alongside the Gulf of Mexico in lower Alabama. He is best known for his work with the revered Midwestern rock band Backyard Tire Fire who released a string of acclaimed albums in the previous decade. He has returned to the national stage with his highly anticipated solo debut, Lies & Wishes. Produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, the album finds Anderson creating his own mythology through a collection of songs that embrace vulnerability, while remaining grounded in his working class roots.

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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 - Tim Laughlin
September 25, 2014

Southern Music

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

A native of New Orleans, Tim Laughlin received his first horn at age nine and shortly after became hooked on jazz after hearing it on the radio. He has recorded a dozen solo CDs among which The Isle of Orleans (2003) is an award-winning collection of Laughlin originals. With this, he was the first and only New Orleans clarinetist to ever write and record an entire album of originals. The success of this CD caught the attention of "Music Minus One" and prompted Laughlin to license the master for the 2004 issue, along with New Orleans Classics. The CDs in the two publications include hand-picked musicians with whom students of all ages can play along.

Laughlin has performed all over the world in countries such as Switzerland, Brazil, South Korea, Denmark, Germany, Peru, Italy, France and many more. He has performed with Alvin Batiste, Danny Barker, Pete Fountain, Tom McDermott, the Dukes of Dixieland, Connie Jones, Rebecca Kilgore, Jason Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis and more.

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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

The New Orleans Review - Launch Party & Signing
September 25, 2014

Special Event

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

The New Orleans Review is publishing double issue 40.1 & 40.2 -- Get your copy hot off the presses at the O - Launch Party and Signing, September 25 during Ogden After Hours. More Info

New Orleans Review, a journal of contemporary literature and culture, is a publication of the Department of English at Loyola University New Orleans.

Since its founding in 1968, the journal has published an eclectic variety of work by established and emerging writers, including: Walker Percy, Pablo Neruda, Ellen Gilchrist, Nelson Algren, Hunter S. Thompson, John Kennedy Toole, Richard Brautigan, Joyce Carol Oates, James Sallis, Jack Gilbert, Paul Hoover, Tess Gallagher, Sherman Alexie, Valerie Martin, Annie Dillard, Everette Maddox, Julio Cortazar, Gordon Lish, Robert Walser, Mark Halliday, Robert Olen Butler, Michael Harper, Angela Ball, Diane Wakoski, Dermot Bolger, Ernest J. Gaines, Roddy Doyle, William Kotzwinkle, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Arnost Lustig, Raymond Queneau, Yusef Komunyakaa, Michael Martone, Matthea Harvey, Bill Cotter, D.A. Powell, Rikki Ducornet, Ed Skoog, and many others.

Work published in the New Orleans Review has been reprinted in the Pushcart Prize, Best American Nonrequired Reading, New Stories From the South, Utne Reader, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and O. Henry Prize Stories anthologies.

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

October 2014

Ogden After Hours - Honey Island Swamp Trio
October 2, 2014

Southern Music

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

Honey Island Swamp Band came together after Aaron Wilkinson (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Chris Mule’ (electric guitar, vocals) were marooned in San Francisco after the levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, and had a chance encounter with fellow New Orleans evacuees Sam Price (bass, vocals) and Garland Paul (drums, vocals) at John Lee Hooker’s Boom Boom Room on Fillmore Street. The band returned to New Orleans in 2007.

Their music has been described as “Bayou Americana” with timeless songs from Wilkinson & Mulé, highlighted by Mulé’s searing guitar, Wilkinson’s sure-handed mandolin, and 4-part vocal harmonies, all anchored by the powerful groove of Price & Paul’s Louisiana stomp rhythm section. The addition of Trevor Brooks on Hammond B-3 organ to the HISB family in 2010 has rounded out the band’s sound, which draws from a variety of influences in the world of roots music, including artists such as Lowell George & Little Feat, The Band, Taj Mahal, Gram Parsons, Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Reed, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and New Orleans’ own Earl King and Dr. John.

They have been honored an award of “Best Blues Album” by OffBeat Magazine who also named the band “Best Emerging Artist” in 2009. In 2010 and 2011 they were named “Best Roots Rock Artist” at the Best of the Beat Awards.

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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 - June Victory and the Bayou Renegades
October 9, 2014

Southern Music

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

June Victory (born Wilson Victorian in 1949 in New Orleans, LA) is something of an enigmatic presence in the musical world of New Orleans. He was an early and powerfully motivated guitar acolyte of the great Jimi Hendrix. In the mid-1970s, Victory hooked up with Willie Tee’s New Orleans Project and backed up the Wild Magnolias, then moved on to form his own band, the Bayou Renegades.

The first first album that June Victory created with Frank Quintini for the Monkey Hill label towards the very end of the 20th century featured a driving ensemble. Victory’s bold electric guitar combined with a selection of traditional and original Wild Indian songs including Victory’s classic, “Down on the Bayou,” made the self-titled album a Crescent City favorite. He also cut “Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday Showdown” with the Wild Magnolias on Rounder Records. The album features Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, ReBirth Brass Band, Dr. John, Willie Tee, Champion Jack Dupree, John Mooney and Earl Turbinton, Jr., along with Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias. The Magnolias’ two tunes on the disc are Victory’s arrangement, “Oops Upside Your Head” and “Battlefront.”

Wilson Victorian was born in 1949 in New Orleans, LA. At the age of 8, he went to Houston to attend the Houston Music School and was taught by Walter Epps. In the 1960s, Victory recorded his first tune at Tracy Knight’s Studio on Metairie Road. “One More Silver Dollar” was his first recording. By the mid-60s, he formed his first band, the Optimistic Band. In the early 70s, he landed at the 809 Club on Bourbon Street at Chris Owens Club with the Mike Christopher Group. He stayed 3 years, gaining major Bourbon Street chops. Victory formed the Bayou Band, and backed up Pure Ice, and appeared with McFadden & Whitehead. They had a regional hit, “Live & Let Live.” He toured throughout Cajun Country, performed with OV Wright and Jackie Wilson, and became the backup band for Sea Saint Studio.

Victory’s Bayou Band became Sea Saint’s house band, and he backed up a number of artists, including Tony Owens and Leroy Bates. He recorded “Down on the Bayou” at Back Street Studio, then at Sea Saint Studio. Also in the 70s, Victory created his own outdoor concert setting at Phillip and LaSalle Streets called Cabbage Alley. He built a set of concrete bleachers for seating, which are still there today. He met Monk Boudreaux and Bo Dollis at Cabbage Alley, and both became big fans of June’s Bayou Band. In the early 80s, Victory left the music business and opened a construction company.

As the 1990s dawned, June Victory cut “Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday Showdown” with the Wild Magnolias on Rounder Records. The album features Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, ReBirth Brass Band, Dr. John, Willie Tee, Champion Jack Dupree, John Mooney and Earl Turbinton, Jr., along with Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias. The Magnolias’ two tunes on the disc are Victory’s arrangement- “Oops Upside Your Head” and “Battlefront.” At this time, Rounder Records pursued the Bayou Renegades to sign with them. However, the Magnolias had a conflict with Rounder, so the deal stalled. June hired Yamagishi to learn the Magnolias’ material. For a while, the Magnolias featured both June’s on guitar. Yamagishi’s 1994 album Smokin’ Hole (BMG Victor) featured June Victory. Victory’s eponymous studio album on Monkey Hill dropped in 1998. The record garnered some amazing reviews and sold well in America and Europe. In 2003, Monkey Hill released a live album, June Victory & the Bayou Renegades Live at Tipitinas, although this album was not released as widely as the studio album.

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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 - Lonnie Holley
October 16, 2014

Southern Music

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

Lonnie Holley was born in Birmingham, Ala., in 1950, at the height of the Jim Crow era. He claims that a burlesque show dancer took him from his mother, eventually depositing him at a whiskey house where he was raised. There was a Rock-Ola jukebox in the room where he slept. As an adolescent, Holley worked at an Alabama drive-in movie theater, and he credits the sounds he heard there with influencing his own music.

Since 1979, Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity. His art and music, born out of struggle, hardship, but perhaps more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, has manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance and sound. His music and lyrics are improvised on the spot and morph and evolve with every event, concert, and recording. In Holley’s original art environment, he would construct and deconstruct his visual works, repurposing their elements for new pieces. This often led to the transfer of individual narratives into the new work creating a cumulative composite image that has depth and purpose beyond its original singular meaning. The layers of sound in Holley’s music, likewise, are the result of decades of evolving experimentation.

Holley recorded his first album, Just Before Music, in 2010 with Lance Ledbetter and his second album, Keeping a Record of It, was released in 2013.

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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

O What A Night! Gala
October 18, 2014

Education

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Main Floor of Goldring Hall

An unforgettable evening of art, music and cuisine with Southern flair. O What a Night Gala co-chair: Katy Weil says The "O What a Night! Gala" promises to be the event of the season with art, music and culinary talents that reflect the importance and influence of Southern culture across the globe. The funds raised at this event allow the Museum to continue its mission of showcasing the diversity and importance of Southern art through exhibitions and education initiatives. O What Art! Live and silent auction art from noted Southern artists. Auctions also include "artful objects," and this year there will be a special surprise! O What Cuisine! The gala is known for its exceptional cuisine created by award-winning chefs based in the South. The 2014 featured chef is James Beard Award winner Donald Link (Herbsaint, Cochon, Pesche /New Orleans, La.) O What an Honor! Presentation of the Opus Award The Opus Award, founded in 2007, is given each year to a member of the arts community whose life's work constitutes a major contribution to the cultural landscape of the South. Previous Opus Award winners have included: Art Neville (2007), Arthur Q. Davis (2008), R. Philip Hanes (2009), Jessica Lange (2010), T. G. Solomon (2010-Lifetime Achievement), George Dureau (2011) and Lin Emery (2012), George Rodrigue (2013.)

O What a Night! Patron Party will be Thursday, October 16 from 6 - 9pm.

Contact: Membership and Development Department, 504.539.9616, development@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Fais Do-Do with Ike Marr and Martin Shears
October 23, 2014

Southern Music

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

Ike Marr was raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Classically trained on viola, Marr naturally embraced mandolin as well as guitar, bass and banjo, etc. His musical influences include roots, americana and bluegrass.

Martin Shears is a transplanted Englishman who grew up in London surrounded by folk musicians. He studied piano at an early age then gravitated to guitar learning every Beatles song he could; then the Who, Pink Floyd, etc. Put Shears and Marr together and you get a repertoire of 700 plus songs any of which Marr & Shears can recall instantaneously.

Shortly after meeting, they formed the legendary band The Scones. Through The Scones, their creativity and musicianship grew to world class status with about 200 gigs per year. They currently play regular gigs in the Lake Tahoe area

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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

Prospect.3 New Orleans
October 25, 2014 - January 25, 2015

Special Event


Main Floor of Goldring Hall

The Ogden is pleased to participate in the third iteration of Prospect New Orleans. Selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans, the city-wide international arts biennial P.3 will present 50+ artists in more than 15 locations throughout the city of New Orleans; including museums, community centers and independent sites. Accompanying programs will include educational activities for both young and old, public programs, concerts, satellite exhibits by local artists, and many more.

“Prospect at the Ogden” will include several of the participating artists, a special exhibition, and selections of work by artists in the Ogden Collection curated by Mr. Sirmans.

Contact: Sarah Story, 504.539.9609, sstory@ogdenmuseum.org

Ogden After Hours - Tulane Stone Center’s Day of the Dead celebration featuring Rumba Buena
October 30, 2014

Southern Music

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

Specializing in salsa and meringue, this band is made up of musicians who, pre-Katrina, played in groups like Los Babies and Los Sagitarios. It’s the brainchild of percussionist Johnny Marcia.

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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

November 2014

Ogden After Hours - Jon Dee Graham
November 13, 2014

Southern Music

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


Photo: Darin Black

Texas based singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jon Dee Graham was named Austin Musician of the Year in 2006 during the SXSW music conference. He is also a three-time inductee into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and has been called the Titan of American songwriters by Alabama singer/songwriter/guitarist Jason Isbell.

Graham has been performing and touring since 1979, when he joined pioneering Austin punk band the Skunks at the age of twenty. The next two decades led Graham through stints with the True Believers and in the touring bands of X founder John Doe and Austin songwriter Kelly Willis. Graham also lent his guitar chops to records by the Silos, the Gourds, his former True Believers bandmate Alejandro Escovedo and the masterful Texas songwriter James McMurtry. Graham still holds his remarkable 17-year Wednesday night residency at Austin’s Continental Club, a gig he typically shares with McMurtry. He has recorded eight solo albums and his music has been featured in soundtracks for Veronica Mars, Ladder 49 and more.

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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 Mumbles
November 20, 2014

Southern Music

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

The Mumbles are a tiny band with a mighty sound; the brainchild of pianist/singer-songwriter, Keith Burnstein, along with drummer Ethan Shorter and saxophonist Ejric Bernhardt. Using two keyboards, drum kit, saxophone and three part vocal harmonies, The Mumbles combine soul music with old time jazz to create original "pop songs in the key of partying down" (Time Out New York). Theirs is a new American songbook, one that draws as much from Tin Pan Alley as it does from modern geniuses like Jeff Tweedy, Keith Jarret and Dr. John.

Burnstein and Shorter met playing in the rhythm section of a 14-piece hip hop orchestra in New York City, soon striking out on their own in 2006 to write tunes that would become Mumbles mainstays. After a couple of national tours, they moved to New Orleans in 2009 and added saxophone virtuoso Ejric Bernhardt.

The band has five albums to date: Once Eponymous (2008), Muddy Mantras (2009), recorded with female vocalist, Meredith Claire, 2011's benchmark record, Annunciation St, and Last Night Wore the Crown (2012), recorded live at the legendary Tipitina's in Uptown New Orleans. The most recent release, Syncopatience, is their first studio effort made entirely in New Orleans and features local luminaries on new Mumbles classics "Miracle Elixir", "Heart and Soul, Sugar in My Bowl", and "The Relative Ease of Being Lonely.”

Purchase Tickets Online

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