Being asked to play for free

From time to time, bands are approached by various entities and asked to play for free.  The pitch is sometimes "for exposure."  Sometimes nonprofits will ask for bands to donate their time. Here's the thing.  Our band is an actual business.  It's registered as an LLC...

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Cosimo Matassa: Goodbye to an era

Cosimo Matassa: Goodbye to an era

From time to time, bands are approached by various entities and asked to play for free.  The pitch is sometimes "for exposure."  Sometimes nonprofits will ask for bands to donate their time. Here's the thing.  Our band is an actual business.  It's registered as an LLC...

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Limited-edition CD

A fan has sent us the following piece, and we thought it would be a great tribute to post it here and share it. It's a well-researched history of New Orleans music...from the "corner of Rampart and Dumaine." --Gumbo le Funque Goodbye to an Era by Doug Egan Cosimo...

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EP giveaway at the Speakeasy Longmont Friday

EP giveaway at the Speakeasy Longmont Friday

We began this band in 2011, not without a little trepidation and skittishness. After all, even though we have been playing music with more than 100 years' combined experience, it was a little worrisome to step forward with a group of people that are considered long in...

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Mardi Gras masquerade ball on March 1

Mardi Gras masquerade ball on March 1

Have ya'll been to the Speakeasy in Longmont yet?  We're celebrating our first gig there tomorrow night, Friday, March 14, 2014, with a giveaway of our EP of live Mardi Gras music...because Mardi Gras lasts 4 ever with us! The Speakeasy is located at 301 Main Street...

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