Doug Kershaw Is Performing At The 2017 Ponderosa Stomp

Doug Kershaw is 81 years old, and still playing with the raw abandon that saw his career begin at the tender age of 12.

At the start, the Tiel Ridge, Louisiana native played under his mother Mama Rita Broussard Kershaw. In 1939, young Doug picked up the fiddle at five years of age. In 1941, Kershaw became the man of the house when his daddy died. He was 7.

Fiddle in hand, he hit the town. Continue Reading

Al Johnson at Ponderosa Stomp

In a bit of largesse from the promoters behind Ponderosa Stomp, New Orleans locals are being offered a 15% discount on both one and two night tickets for the event (Oct 5, 2017 – Oct 7, 2017).

There’s a catch.

You have to be able to go directly to the Orpheum Theater box office (129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112) to make your purchase.

The Orpheum’s box office is open from 10a.m.-4p.m. on Wednesdays only. Please call ahead as occasionally the box office does not honor their hours: (504) 274-4870

UPDATE SAT OCTOBER 7TH. Ponderosa Stomp night two is cancelled. The Mummies have been rescheduled to play at ACE Hotel in downtown New Orleans this afternoon.

When the Mummies were big back in the 90s they never came anywhere near where I was living (Alabama or Texas)

I wrote off ever getting a chance to see them or Supercharger or The Ripoffs, the bands that spent the most time on my old Kenwood turntable. Continue Reading

Tony Owens performing at Ponderosa Stomp in 2015

Visit the Zen dojo where Lee Dorsey cut “Ride Your Pony”

The 2017 Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans is just a little over three months away. We’re slobbering like coon hounds at the lineup which includes Doug Kershaw, The Mummies and Roky Erickson among a long list of tungsten-level heavyweights flying in from all over the US to tear the Orpheum Theater to the ground and leave it a pile of smoking rubble.


Tony Owens is the lost soul king of New Orleans