The self-proclaimed “Indie-Gypsy Band” of New Orleans, Bon Bon Vivant, will release its newest record Bon Bon Vivant Live at the New Orleans Jazz Museum on January 12, with a release party at the New Orleans Jazz Museum.
Bon Bon Vivant is partnering with the New Orleans Jazz Museum’s record label, Gallatin Street Records, on the event. The band has partnered with the label previously on November 3 with a recorded live performance at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. Selections from the band’s album Paint & Pageantry were showcased; a cover of the classic “Shout Sister Shout,” famously sung by the Boswell Sisters, a gypsy jazz twist on “St. James Infirmary Blues,” and a myriad of original work was featured.
The first single off the album is “Jazz Axeman of New Orleans,” inspired by the true story of the city’s most notorious serial killer. “The Bones” narrates the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras, first performed by Bon Bon Bivant at the Red Beans and Rice Parade. In fact, all the tracks resemble a thoughtful storyline: in “Gone Gone Gone,” a woman saves her man from being shanghaied by murdering his abductor, and in “Saints and Sinners,” God and the Devil mull over the fact that man has abandoned them as they converse at a New Orleans bar.
“We are honored to have been asked to cut the first release from Gallatin Street Records in the historic New Orleans Jazz Museum,” comments Kelly, “[in] a performance space created to document and release New Orleans music.”
A portion of the proceeds from the record release party will be donated to the New Orleans Jazz Museum. For more information, visit www.musicatthemint.org.
1. Introduction - Gallatin Street Records (Live) 0:55
2. Gone Gone Gone (Live) 6:50
3. Burn (Live) 4:39
4. Shout Sister Shout (Live) 5:30
5. Saints and Sinners (Live) 4:47
6. Poplar Tree (Live) 4:41
7. Delilah (Live) 5:13
8. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (Live) 4:32
9. Why Don't You Do Right (Live) 4:50
10. The Jazz Axe Man (Introduction) [Live] 0:56
11. The Jazz Axe Man (Live) 4:12
12. Dust (Live) 4:10
13. Lost Soul (Live) 4:46