The Ponderosa Stomp, New Orleans’ annual gathering of roots-music performances, interviews and more, celebrates its 10th anniversary Sept. 16-17.
The Stomp’s concerts move to a new venue, the Howlin’ Wolf. A music conference, film festival and record hop will be headquartered in The Renaissance Arts Hotel.
The 2011 Stomp’s performers and guests include Dave Bartholomew, Cosimo Matassa, Allen Toussaint, Slim Harpo band members James Johnson and Rudy Richard, William Bell, Big Jay McNeely, Eddie Floyd, Lady Bo, Sir Mack Rice, Lazy Lester, the Bo-Keys with Skip Pitts and Howard Grimes, Carol Fran, Classie Ballou, Warren Storm and the Relatives. Panels on Stax Records, Ernie K-Doe and Bobby Marchan also are scheduled.
Tickets are on sale at http://www.ponderosastomp.com. A limited number of early-bird tickets are available for $40.