Soggy Po Boys
Exploring the vast musical traditions of New Orleans and expanding their repertoire to look beyond NOLA jazz, the Soggy Po Boys include traditional Caribbean tunes, Meters funk, soul, and brass band / street beat music in their repertoire..
The Soggy Po Boys, native to New England, are spreading the good news of New Orleans music across the northeast and beyond. Exploring the vast musical traditions of New Orleans and expanding their repertoire to look beyond NOLA jazz, the band includes traditional Caribbean tunes, Meters funk, soul, and brass band / street beat music.
Myriad traditions flow into New Orleans culture, just as many tributaries feed the Mississippi. The Po Boys eagerly explore what makes the music of New Orleans so damn special. Despite the scope of its sound, the outfit is only seven people, and thrives on the interplay and group dynamics that bring this music to life.
The Soggy Po Boys are:
- Stuart Dias (vocals, guitar)
- Zach Lange (trumpet)
- Eric Klaxton (clarinet/soprano saxophone)
- Nick Mainella (tenor saxophone)
- Mike Effenberger (piano)
- Scott Kiefner (upright bass)
- Brett Gallo (drums/percussion)
With this return engagement of the Soggy Po Boys, we mark 15 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and a broad swath of the Gulf Coast.