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Blue Note Napa Charles Krug Summer Sessions Presents NAPA NOLA


Mini Festival of New Orleans Music and Classic Cajun Grub

May 23, 2022, Napa, Calif. — Blue Note Napa is bringing New Orleans to Napa Valley with NAPA NOLA a mini festival of celebrated New Orleans musicians paired with classic Creole and Cajun grub at the Charles Krug Winery Summer Sessions, August 27th from 12-5 pm.

The lineup features Rebirth Brass Band, Raw Oyster Cult (formerly The Radiators), Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (Wild Magnolias), John “Papa” Gros and DJ Harry Duncan with food vendors will be announced in weeks to come.

Doors open at 12 pm for the show, advance VIP tickets are $99 and general admission is $59. Day of Show tickets are $110 for VIP and $65 for general admission. Show is ages 8+, standing only. Tickets are on sale at bluenotenapa.com.

Rebirth Brass Band

Whether seen on HBO’s Tremé or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they’ve also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound.

Raw Oyster Cult

New Orleans is known for its legendary supergroups. The latest and one of the greatest ever is Raw Oyster Cult, featuring members of the Radiators, Papa Grows Funk and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Radiators front man and guitarist Dave Malone and PGF’s founder John Gros give the band two of New Orleans’ most distinctive lead vocalists, and Gros adds his monster Hammond B-3 organ playing to the mix. Former Rads Camile Baudoin on guitar and vocals and drummer Frank Bua, Jr, round out the group.

Leo Nocentelli

Leo Nocentelli is an original member of groundbreaking New Orleans funk group the Meters. The band, playing mostly instrumentals, stayed at the forefront of the music scene in the Big Easy and achieved national attention in large part due to his signature polyrhythmic guitar playing. He has since developed an idiosyncratic, vamp-centric style spanning blues, rock, rap, jazz, and funk. He has penned more than 200 songs, including the iconic “Cissy Strut” and “Hey Pocky A-Way.”

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux

Grammy-nominated Joseph “Monk” Boudreaux is the oldest living Mardi Gras Indian Chief, is one of the best-known and loved local New Orleans cultural heroes, a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Award recipient, the inspiration for characters in television dramas like the HBO series Tremé. He’s known for collaborations with artists including Anders Osborne, Galactic, John Gros and 101 Runners, and unrecorded blues sets played with Johnny Sansone and John Fohl and many more.

John “Papa” Gros

“Sharing New Orleans with the world is my calling,” says pianist and organist John “Papa” Gros (pronounced grow). For over three decades, Gros has brought his city’s celebratory culture to listeners around the globe. Gros mixes all the sounds of New Orleans – funk, traditional jazz, brass band, blues – and makes it his own signature gumbo.

DJ Harry Duncan

Harry Duncan uses his years of experience as producer and host of “In the Soul Kitchen,” the award- winning, roots and rhythm music radio show airing live on KCSM in the SF Bay Area and as a longtime live music producer in his DJ appearances. Duncan serves up a rich, danceable musical stew of soul, funk, blues, jazz, roots reggae and ska plus African, Latin and select World Music when spinning live.

For tickets and more information about Napa/Nola, please visit bluenotenapa.com. Charles Krug Winery is at 2800 Main Street in St. Helena, Calif. The Charles Krug Summer Sessions includes a full line up of music, food and wine outside on the stunning grounds of one of California’s oldest and most storied wineries from late May through September.

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