When the band takes the stage next week at Nitetown for its Please Come Home for Christmas show, the usual suspects will be in attendance ' Adcock on guitar, Warren Storm on drums, Steve Riley on accordion, David Egan on piano, Richard Comeaux on pedal steel, and Dickie Landry and Pat Breaux on saxophones.
But there will also be other familiar faces sharing the spotlight. "It's a Lil' Band O' Gold gig," Adcock says, "but a bunch of our friends, who are also musicians in this town, are invited to come in and sit in on it ' like Lil' Buck [Sinegal], Jude and Curley Taylor, Sonny Landreth, and Marc Broussard." Look also for Kenny Bill Stinson on bass, sitting in for Dave Ranson.
Lil' Band O' Gold's performances this past spring in New Orleans at the Jazz and Heritage Festival and at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival were filmed as part of a BBC documentary film on the band that's currently in production. With the release of the film, Adcock hopes that the band will also release its long awaited followup to its self-titled, 2000 debut on Shanachie Records. "Now that there's the film project," Adcock says, "there's new life in the record deal."
And although he can't remember the last time the band played Lafayette, Adcock says he's not the least bit concerned about the band's upcoming show. "That band always sounds great," he says. "It's going to be a great night."
Lil Band O' Gold ' with special guests Lil' Buck Sinegal, Jude and Curley Taylor, Sonny Landreth, and Marc Broussard ' performs at Nitetown at 9 p.m.Wednesday, Dec. 28. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, call 593-8551.
September's $509 million in sales pushed Lafayette Parish's nine-month total to $4.4 billion.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has punted on its first chance to decide whether a new state constitutional provision declaring gun possession a fundamental right could void a long list of criminal statutes that regulate firearms.
New Orleans' offense, which ranks sixth in the NFL, isn't helping many of its skill players pile up Pro Bowl-type stats. Rather, the approach of coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees has enabled a wide range of play-makers to emerge periodically with high-production outings.
An ordinance phasing out a rebate businesses receive for collecting and remitting sales taxes is tabled, but it doesn’t solve the vexing issue of government revenue.
From jewelry to home goods, deals abound
Forgiving shapes for NOLA Bowl
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, December 12, 2013:
As part of a national undertaking known by industry insiders as the “Butterfly Project,” a rebranded version of The Daily Advertiser is set to launch with Sunday’s edition of the Gannett-owned paper.
Louisiana moved up a slot to 48th in the ranking of healthy states — once again, thank God for Mississippi! — so all this frettin’ about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s refusal to expand Medicaid per Obamacare ... fuggidaboutit! We don’t need Medicaid no more!
The Denham Springs woman who placed Christmas lights in the shape of a butter finger on her roof in a display of anger directed at neighbors has doubled the trouble for the 2013 holiday season.
The New Orleans architect behind the 1984 World’s Fair also left his mark on Lafayette.
Laid back vibe just right for NOLA Bowl
The 30-second commercial, to run around the state, is the Democratic senator's first TV spot in her bid for re-election to a fourth term.
It's a number that has edged up but falls far short of the thousands who are eligible for subsidized coverage.
A group of mostly higher education leaders will make recommendations to state lawmakers about how to tweak the policies governing tuition rates charged at the state's public colleges.
Week long specials and a ribbon cutting celebration held in Parc Lafayette
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
Could River Ranch restaurant be the next star?
Move over Hooters — there’s a new breastaurant coming to town.
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