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Some of the Featured Bands performing at MISSISSIPPI MAYHEM MUSIC FESTIVAL AND RALLY O E R E T S N I S LOTU Some Past Performances: Wharton’s Bar in Covington River Bend BBQ Festival @ Lafreniere Park alternative rock band. It is fronted by 17th Annual Halloween Bike Fest @ No Problem Raceway Lotus In Stereo is a homegrown New Orleans ier, Jake Wojcik on bass and guitar, Hunter Kruisin’ for the Kids Charity Event @ The Kamp in Harahan songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist Lotus Baud Lodriquss on drums. Their infl uences Tangipahoa Parish Fair Wainwright on bass/backup vocals and Andrew rally rich New Orleans music scene. Ozone Songwriters Festival on the Northshore Kickoff Party include alternative rock, classic rock, and the cultu d. Their views and experiences are Opened for Randy Jackson of Zebra @ The Kamp The band is known for its edgy lyrics and soun ns with their fans. Their shows are high Johnson’s Station in Mississippi refl ected in their songs and helps to form connectio to make the original songs instant crowd Singers and Strings Jam Fest in Clarksville energy and highlights Lotus’s songwriting ability edgy alternative to melodic ballads. The 3rd Street Songwriters Festival Baton Rouge favorites. They range from upbeat, hard rocking, Tipitina’s original songs are eclectic yet cohesive in style. Booking info for Band or nightclubs since forming. Also, they are Southport Hall They have played numerous fairs, festivals, and se musical diver have bers Acoustic Duo: mem the All . soon sed relea Howlin’ Wolf completing their fi rst album to be o. Stere In s Lotu of d soun tious infec the form to Ozone Songwriters Festival Tony Baudier 504-909-995 or backgrounds that blend together c Festival Musi and em Mayh pi issip Miss The at ce rman BFE Rock Club - Houston, TX Make sure you come see their perfo Opened for Adam Pearce CD Release show. , 2019! Magazine LA/MS Gulf Coast | February 2019 | -7th Roads® on April under 24 Th 5th For more information about featured performances go to: or see our ad on back cover of this issue! T he Rougarous (Pronounced Roo-Ga -Ro country all the way from Picayun os) are one of the hottest new Mississippi Gulf Coast-based cover e to Pascagoula, MS. The band’s bands delivering swamp pop, blu es and namesake was adopted from Caj to prowl the swamps around Aca un legend of a werewolf-like crea diana, Greater New Orleans, and ture wo said Christopher Andersen. His powerfu odlands of the region. The band is fronted by 21-year Air Force vet l range and delivery are evident section is comprised of hard-hittin from era n, the fi rst not e he how ls eve g Trey Crain, a native of Bogalusa Louisiana and veteran Biloxi musici ry time this band hits the stage. The rhythm a powerhouse punch of rhythm and an Thomas Edwards. Combined, blues any Rougarou would love to these two weave the bar even higher with his smoot howl at the moon with. Lead gui tarist and south Texas native Bob h Texas swing and devilish slide gui Erickson raises tar wailing, while San Diego native on keys. Johnny Fung rounds the band’s sou nd fl awlessly The Rougarous have very quickly created a name for themselves by asked, “What is it that separates playing the type of music that dem The ands its listene Rougarous apart from the others? ”, lead vocalist and rhythm guitari rs to get up and dance. When st Chris Andersen said, “I think it’s because we’ve stuck to music tha t people can connect with lyricall y and rhythmically. If you came out dance and have a great time, we to are your band.” The Rougarous ave rage one to two shows a week and are ramping up for a busy summe r schedule of music festivals and bar rotations. The band is curren working on a number of originals tly which is anxiously awaited for a ban d of this caliber. “We’ve got a lot of great ideas that we are workin g on, and after 9 months of doing the dance together as a tight ban I think it’s time for The Rougarous d, to make our mark with original mu sic.” Of the Mississippi Mayhem Music Festival Chris refl ected, “Being an Air Force Retiree, I have a strong connection with this event. Many of our service members from Vie tnam and Gulf War I and II have struggled, and I believe in what Crusaders for Veterans is doing for my brothers and sisters in arms.” If you haven’t seen this band you won’t want to miss them, and as Rou legend Gulf garou, you will bec | February goes: Coast 25 see a once you ome one. 2019 | Th under Roads® Magazine the LA/MS