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4 years ago1,000+ Views
Honey Island Swamp Band - Prodigal Son
After being displaced by one of the worst natural disasters in United States history, New Orleanians moved around the country and the world in search for a home away from home. The band came together after Aaron Wilkinson (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Chris Mule’ (electric guitar, vocals) were marooned in San Francisco after the levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, and had a chance encounter with fellow New Orleans evacuees Sam Price (bass, vocals) and Garland Paul (drums, vocals) at John Lee Hooker’s Boom Boom Room on Fillmore Street. After quickly gaining popularity in San Francisco, the Honey Island Swamp Band headed back home to New Orleans in 2007.
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its awesome that their sound, all from new orleans, came together elsewhere and they made it back. Do they have any albums released yet? I'd love to hear more
4 years ago·Reply
@onesmile I think HISB has a classic sound, so great. I had the opportunity to meet them and hear their story first hand. Great group of guys who found their way home to the city they love. They have three albums: Honey Island Swamp Band, Good to You, and Cane Sugar. This song is off Cane Sugar I think.
3 years ago·Reply
@hunahuna I'll start at Cane Sugar, then. Thanks!
3 years ago·Reply
@onesmile Good choice ;)
3 years ago·Reply
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