As we roll into Jazz Fest Season 2015, we’ve got quite a bit of excitement buzzing around the Naughty camp. A smorgasbord of Jazz Fest shows, both at the Fest and in the city at night, keeps us busy throughout the coming weeks. Noah (our bass player) is getting ready to graduate from University of New Orleans, thus finally eliminating the last traces of the “college factor” which has found ways to sabotage our touring efforts since the beginning (it should be noted that UNO is comparatively very understanding of musicians’ touring schedules, as opposed to, say, an unnamed New Orleans “Liberal” Arts university).
Some big news: We finished our album Out On A Limb, and can’t wait to release it to the world in May. Some perhaps bigger news: Out On A Limb is being released through our new partners, Ropeadope Records! We’re humbled and honored to be rubbing label-buddy elbows with the likes of Snarky Puppy, Sidewalk Chalk and many other great bands who are striving to push the boundaries. We can’t wait to hit the ground running with our new friends and make music together.
If you’re looking to get your hands on OOAL before May, come see us play and we’ll have CD’s for sale at the show (or at the merchandise tent at Jazz Fest!).
This summer we intend to tour around the country. We’ll let you know as soon as we have a clear sense of where we’re headed. In the mean time, check out this new video from our Live at the Blue Nile series featuring one of the songs from OOAL, The Elephant Hunt.