Friday, Nov 6, 7-9 PM

For The Culture: The Fortifiers – Live Stream

House of Blues
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225 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA
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The Fortifiers are a rocking blues and roots band from New Orleans. Formed in 2016, their instrumentation features harmonica, keyboards, guitars, bass, and drums. The Fortifiers play a mix of original songs and their own interpretations of compositions by artists such as Slim Harpo, Sonny Boy Williamson, Allen Toussaint, and Tony Joe White among others. They have performed shows at the following events and venues: The Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, Freret Festival, French Quarter Festival, Gretna Heritage Festival, Instruments-a-Coming, Voice of the Wetlands Festival, Tipitina's, Rock n Bowl, Chickie Wah Wah and Howlin Wolf. The Fortifiers backed up Grammy winner Bobby Rush at OffBeat’s 2017 Best Of The Beat Awards and were nominated for Best Blues at Gambit’s 2018 Big Easy Awards. Band members: Jeb Baldwin – harmonica. Tony Green – bass. Roger Martin – drums. Gerald McCollam – guitar. Sonny Schneidau – guitar / keyboard. This link is a 6-song audio recording captured live at Tipitina’s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo9Qip-pLyg