Tag Archives: Threadhead Records

Threadhead Thursday Gets You Ready for Jazz Fest

The fifth annual Threadhead Thursday will take place in the Botanical Gardens of City Park on Thursday, April 24, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event is free (with a $10 suggested donation to City Park) and has become an un-official Jazz Fest kick-off party! Food and beverages are available for purchase. The music [...]

Ninth Annual Online Threadhead Charity Raffle Kicks Off

The ninth annual Threadhead Cultural Foundation Charity Raffle is offering over 165 items up for bid. Proceeds from the raffle, going on now through April 18, are used to fund grants to musicians as well as to support Silence is Violence and the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. Jazz Fest show tickets, rare art and posters, [...]

Last Call: Threadhead Foundation 2014 Artist Grant Submissions
Due October 21

For the fifth year, the Threadhead Cultural Foundation has opened submissions for their grant program to local artists whose work is in the tradition of preserving, promoting and disseminating the cultural heritage of New Orleans and  Louisiana. As the philanthropic arm of the New Orleans music imprint, Threadhead Records, the  non-profit organization selects a small [...]

Tin Men, Avocado Woo Woo (Threadhead Records)

Set aside for a moment the fact that the guitar is amplified, also that the plucky instigator who wields said axe is slinging M.F.A.-yearning narratives at the mic. Disregard too that his rhythm-section mates are unquestionably at or near the top of their respective instrument games. At heart the Tin Men still epitomize the folksy, [...]

Dave Jordan: Bring Back Red Raspberry (Threadhead Records)

“Dave Jordan sings true songs about love, heartbreak, loneliness, shrimp, and pie.” So says his website, in the way only a native New Orleans musician would describe his new joint. But it also fits Bring Back Red Raspberry just fine: this former bassist for local funk demigods Juice surprised everyone a few years ago with [...]

Beth Patterson, Hippocampus (Threadhead Records)

On her first full-length studio affair since 2009’s On Better Paths, Patterson still finds ways to advance her craft. Perhaps the biggest difference is her predilection for the electric bouzouki (versus acoustic), which allows her to push into more electric-centric, effect-filled and dense arrangements. While certain trad and contemporary Celtic-rooted elements like the intensifying duet [...]

Glen David Andrews Planning New Album

Glen David Andrews has only been back in New Orleans for a few months since completing an intensive drug rehabilitation program, but the trombonist and vocalist has already written and rehearsed enough material for a new record. With support from Threadhead Records, Andrews plans to go into the studio in March with his regular band [...]

Miss Sophie Lee, Love Street Lullaby (Threadhead Records)

Vocalist Lee has been a popular local presence since moving to town from Chicago in 2001. But her Threadhead debut isn’t merely a love letter to New Orleans—it’s a love letter to just about everybody, a warm hug of a record that opens with a pledge of devotion and closes with a gentle lullaby. Buy [...]

Sonia Tetlow, Own Way Home (Threadhead Records)

Sonia Tetlow was the second of four female singer/bassists to join Cowboy Mouth in remarkably quick succession, and she’s now the second (after Mary Lasseigne) to make a solo album. And like Lasseigne’s album, it reveals a writing and singing depth barely hinted at during her time with the Mouth. The title track makes for [...]

New Birth Brass Band, On My Way (Threadhead Records)

The New Birth Brass Band, which was formed in the mid-1980s, comes deeply from the tradition having benefited from the watchful ears and eyes of the great members of the Olympia Brass Band. That influence is reflected on its new CD, On My Way, which incorporates classic material in its repertoire. The next-generation ensemble naturally [...]