The New Orleans Catahoulas
The Catahoulas are a New Orleans Rhythm and Blues band that specializes in playing the lost sounds of the city’s golden age of R&B- the 1950s and 60s. Each of the band’s all-star members have hefty resumes and impressive musical pedigrees. Almost all are native New Orleanians. In short: they were born and bred to play this music. The Catahoulas have a weekly Wednesday residency at Cafe Negril on Frenchmen Street, as well as a monthly residency at both the Maple Leaf Bar and the Spotted Cat Music Club - two legendary music club in New Orleans. They also perform regularly at venues such as D.B.A. on Frenchmen Street, The Hi-Ho Lounge, Harrah’s Casino, The New Orleans Mint, and they’ve also performed at French Quarter Fest. Their debut album “Homegrown” was mixed and mastered with collaboration between Gouzy and legendary Grammy Award-winning recording engineer Bruce Barielle. It was nominated for “Best R&B Album of 2019” by Offbeat Magazine, and was featured in Offbeat’s “Top 50 Louisiana Music Releases of 2019”. Their mission is to bring back the nearly forgotten music of that musical era (the 1950s and 60s), and expose these sounds and rhythms to new ears, to inspire a new generation who embraces its rhythm and soul.