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This week's Surround Sounds by Justin McGowan
Baton Rouge's own Henry Gray is a living legend in every sense of the phrase. Over the course seven decades behind the piano, Gray has performed with some of the greatest blues players ever to walk the face of the planet, guys like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter to name just a few.
The Gas Food and Lodging Festival has hit stride over the past week at three local music venues. The festival, which encompasses more than 30 different artists stopping in Baton Rouge on their way to or from the annual South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Conference in Austin, began on March 8th and continues throughout the next week.
The Manship Theatre will host legendary saxophonist Maceo Parker on March 2nd. Parker serves as the missing link between some of the greatest funk, soul and jazz artists of the 20th century, having served as the backbone of both James Brown's famous band and George Clinton's Parliament Funkadelic.
The first annual Mud & Water Mardi Gras ball happens this Friday night (2/8) and will feature Los Angeles ska/punk/funk legends Fishbone, a band whose party ethic and epic horn section make them much more suited to lead a Mardi Gras celebration than it would seem at first glance.