This week news came through about the 7th Annual Ponderosa:
Seventh Annual Ponderosa Stomp
Celebrating the Unsung Heroes of the Blues, Garage, Soul, Funk, Rockabilly, Swamp Pop and New Orleans R&B
April 29th and 30th, 2008
At the House of Blues and the Parish, New Orleans, From 5 P.M. till 2 A.M., Admission $45
Back in New Orleans on Three Stages for Two Big Nights
Ponderosa Stomp #7, 2008 Lineup
Ronnie Spector, Roky Erickson, Mary Weiss, Question Mark and The Mysterians, The Collins Kids, The Green Fuz, Syl Johnson, The Hi Rhythm Section, William Bell, The Bo Keys, Bobby Parker, The Mighty Hannibal, Nathaniel Mayer, Eddie Bo, Zigaboo Modeliste, Lazy Lester, Barbara Lynn, Tammy Lynn, Al Johnson, Lil Buck Sinegal and The Top Cats Featuring Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Warren Storm, Hayden Thompson, Sonny Burgess, Joe Clay, Jay Chevalier, Deke Dickerson and The Eccofonics, Little Freddie King, Henry Gray, Louisiana Red, James Blood Ulmer, Wardell Quezergue and His Rhythm and Blues Revue, Roscoe Robinson, Ralph "Soul" Jackson, Herman Hitson, Wiley and The Checkmates, and Rockie Charles.
Ponderosa Stomp Music Conference
April 29th, and 30th 2008, 12pm -5pm.
Oral histories and moderated panel discussions at the historic Cabildo in New Orleans French Quarter. Sponsored by the Louisiana State Museum and the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Music Writers and Experts: Peter Guralnick, Holly George Warren, Andria Lisle, Jim O'Neal, Michael Hurtt, John Broven, George Paulus. Musicians: Barbara Lynn, Tammy Lynn, Harold Batiste, Lazy lester, Roy Head, Dale Hawkins, Zigaboo Mdeliste, Earl Palmer, Bob French, John Boudreaux, Hayden Thompson, and Sonny Burgess. Music Industry: Joe Bihari- owner of RPM, Modern and Flair record lables and Bob Sullivan - original engineer of the Louisiana Hayride from 1949-1959.
Tickets for the Seventh Annual Ponderosa Stomp are $45 and are general admission. Re-entry is allowed. Tickets will be available through TicketMaster and at the House of Blues ticket office in New Orleans. Date to be announced.