Back Porch Table

Swamp pop/Southern rock concert

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The Bayou Saints “came marching in” as Matt Clark and Arsene DeLay, Stephen Bohnstengel, Shanece Gransam and Katy Channing returned to where Matt’s music career got its start, his parents’ garage. After touring gigs, the band headed to Martha and Bruce K. Jamison’s garage-turned-studio. Reflecting on all those who recorded in “The Burning House of Jam,” Matt joked, “I don’t think there has been a car in this garage for 20 years.” Matt met displaced NOLA musicians in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and moved back with them as New Orleans was rebuilt. Among the 50 friends who grooved with gumbo and boudin balls were Mary Maxey, Susan Cooley, Jane and Gus Eifler, Maria and Bill Boyce, Murry and Meryl Cohen, Susan Hancock, Meg Rice, Bruce and Jennifer Oakley, Charlotte Hill, Sam Jamison, Meredith Clark and Julian Binder.

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