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Fat Tuesday featuring Bayou Tapestry

Adam Rudegeair Presents

Fat Tuesday featuring Bayou Tapestry

7:00pm, Tue 25 February, 2020

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Fat Tuesday featuring Bayou Tapestry at the Spotted Mallard

Fat Tuesday (“Mardi Gras”) is traditionally a huge party thrown in Roman Catholic countries the night before Lent begins. In New Orleans, the tradition dates back to the early 18th century, and encompasses many wonderful traditions such as masquerade masks, Second-line parades, king cakes, beads, and the colours red, green, and gold! On February 25th, the Spotted Mallard invites you to soak up some New Orleans-inspired psychedelic funk with Adam Rudegeair’s Bayou Tapestry.

The brainchild of prolific Melbourne pianist and composer Adam Rudegeair (PBS 106.7FM’s Black Wax, The Bowie Project, Lake Minnetonka), Bayou Tapestry is a sweltering groove gumbo that’ll shake your mangroves to the roots.Based on Adam’s 2011 concept album of the same name, the 7-piece Bayou Tapestry band takes inspiration from the DC comic book Swamp Thing, as well as the lurid voodoo swampfunk of Dr John’s seminal Gris Gris album. Razor sharp horns, chicken-greasy guitar, and bluesy keys simmer as the electric vocalist Henry Manetta turns up the heat for a deep-fried fonk experience. Bayou Tapestry headlined the Melbourne Mardi Gras Festival in 2015, which saw them perform to a crowd of 4000. The have since brought the groove gumbo to the 2015 Melbourne Music Week New Orleans Street Party, the 2016 Po' Boy Quarter Fat Tuesday Festival and the 2016 Stonnington Jazz Festival's New Orleans Street Party.

Stream the album Bayou Tapestry by Adam Rudegeair


Special guest is Oliver Northam.

Oliver Northam is a folk, blues, and pop-inspired artist with the musical aesthetic of a bygone era. His strong, narrative-driven lyrics reveal a vulnerable past of troubled relationships, tales of love and sentiments of loss. Oliver’s enthralling blend of piano and guitar-based folk-blues has been described as a mix of Passenger, Bob Dylan and Tom Waites that “contemporises country and folk with a baritone maturity akin to Marlon Williams and Jeff Tweedy” - Beat Magazine. 

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