Marc Stone celebrates the blues with 3 shows this weekend

With three big shows this weekend and a new nationally distributed album, guitarist/ singer/ songwriter/ bandleader Marc Stone is on a roll. Poison and Medicine recently dropped on Louisiana Red Hot Records and his weekend officially begins tonight (10/15) with a prestigious set at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Friday night finds him at the Little Gem Saloon and Sunday he will bring it all home at D.B.A.

Stone is no stranger to TVD or to music lovers in New Orleans, across the country and across the pond. He has been plugging away, honing his style, dubbed “Roots in the Present Tense,” and collaborating with a wide range of artists all while maintaining a long running and incredibly informative program on WWOZ 90.7 FM.

With the release of Poison and Medicine, Stone has reached another career pinnacle. He begins his big week with an acoustic set in the atrium of the Ogden at 6 PM tonight. His all-star band features New Orleans piano master and James Booker expert Joshua Paxton, along with classically trained upright bassist Jack Joshua, and world-renowned percussionist and vibraphonist Mike Dillon.

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Friday night October 16th, the Little Gem Saloon is the place to be for his 2015 special edition of the Louisiana Blues Throwdown. Stone has been organizing legendary artists from the Louisiana blues scene into one-night-only powerhouse aggregations under this banner since 2003. He has brought the show to Europe and appeared at Jazz Fest.

Texas blues legend Benny Turner, New Orleans’ own Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Delta slide whiz John Mooney, and blues and zydeco multi-instrumentalist Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes will all join the Marc Stone Band for a full evening of Louisiana blues. Both acoustic and electric sets are on tap. Showtime is 8:30 PM.

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The finale is at D.B.A. at 10 PM on Sunday night. The Marc Stone Band will be appearing with special guests for his annual Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival Close Out Spectacular.

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