Deanie's presents a full day of live music, activities and fun during its annual crawfish extravaganza, Pinch A Palooza. Featuring Zydeco music by Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters, New Orleans funk with The Sheik with Resurrection, Cajun fiddler and local sweetheart Amanda Shaw, New Orleans originals Vince Vance & The Valiants, R&B and classic rock with The Benchwarmers, "extraordinary moves" by The 610 Stompers, and the soul-shaking style of Flow Tribe! Pinch A Palooza will keep you dancing--and pinching tails--all day long!
Louisiana Cajun fiddling prodigy Amanda Shaw and her band, The Cute Guys, are festival favorites bringing a fresh perspective to traditional Cajun musical fare. At 24 years old, fiddle player and singer Amanda Shaw is part of the new breed of young, roots-based musicians (i.e., Lumineers, Mumford, Ed Sharp, Old Crow Medicine Show, Alabama Shakes) who have embraced both traditional sounds and pop sounds of the mainstream. Her roots lie in Louisiana, mixing her classically trained violin playing with Cajun dancehall melodies and vocals that drip sweet cherry pie and southern girl grit. Her recent independent album "Amanda Shaw" earned the 2016 Offbeat Best of the Beat Award for "Best Country/Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album."
"Turn up the Zydeco" with Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters! Described as the "Mick Jagger of the marsh" who takes Zydeco places it's never been, Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters create a high-energy, dance 'til you drop, dynamic show. Accordionist, vocalist and washboard player Dopsie Jr. is a New Orleans original bringing Zydeco, New Orleans Jazz, R&B and Classic Rock to new levels and one of the best showmen around. Wherever and whenever Dopsie & The Zydeco Twisters show up, a party breaks out.
Straight out of New Orleans and into your earholes, Flow Tribe comes at you with the delicacy of a sledgehammer. They create "backbone cracking music," a soul-shaking mixture of styles and sounds guaranteed to drive you wild. These are six seasoned performers who have shared the stage with the likes of Trombone Shorty, Juvenile, and Bill Summers, just to name a few. A relentlessly touring band that plays major venues and festivals around the country bringing with them a heat and passion best described as "bizarrely irresistible."
Now in their sixth year, The Benchwarmers will light up the stage at the 8th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival for a rare public performance by this popular special event band. A six-piece New Orleans-based band, The Benchwarmers play feel-good New Orleans style classic soul, R&B and Rock n' Roll at venues and events throughout New Orleans.
The Sheik is back! And he's gracing the stage at Pinch A Palooza 2017 for the first time. The Sheik with Resurrection (SWR) are based in New Orleans and feature some of the area's most seasoned musicians playing favorites from Michael O'Hara's original incomparable band "The Sheiks" as well as new music written exclusively for SWR. Formed in the spring of 2016, the band's musical diversity shines throughout a wide range of styles--Rock, Pop, Dance--all with a touch of that famous New Orleans' funky sound.
Vince Vance & the Valiants put their heart and soul into Rock n' Roll and having fun in music, dance, comedy and audience involvement. Performing country, pop, Rock n' Roll and originals from throughout the band's 45-year history, Vince & The Valiants along with their backup singers The Valianettes are known for their theatrical, and comical, stage show and have performed throughout the United States and Gulf Coast. A composer, pianist, entertainer and frontman for the group, Vance has recorded three No. 1 hits and performed in 19 countries, 34 states, and twice at the White House.