Wednesday, April 05, 2006

A spicy mix

Merely calling The subdudes music "gumbo" doesn't quite get it. I mean, it definitely indicates the mixture of folk, soul, blues and cajun music that's mixed together in their sound. But it doesn't get at the heart of those incredible harmonies on "Why Can't I Forget About You." Or remind you that they released one of the greatest covers of an Al Green song, "Tired of Being Alone." Or that they're one of New Orleans' most durable exports. (The week after they play in Ferguson Hall, they'll be at the Jazz and Heritage Festival.) The new CD, "Behind the Levee," produced by Keb Mo, is hot on the Americana music charts and the boys were just featured on NPR. Come on down and party, y'all.

- Michael K.

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