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Let's All Go Down To New Orleans

by Dixie Power Trio

Zydeco and New Orleans Jazz, featuring many of their signature originals as well as some covers of crowd favorites.
Genre: Jazz: Dixieland
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Intro/Let's All Go Down To New Orleans
3:23 album only
2. Big Parade
4:20 album only
3. I Found A New Baby
5:33 album only
4. Goin'Back To Louisiana
2:59 album only
5. Wicked Jerk Chicken
5:17 album only
6. St. James Infirmary
5:56 album only
7. DPT 2nd Line
4:16 album only
8. Baby, You Keep Me Up All Night
4:32 album only
9. Hey Look At Me
3:30 album only
10. She Loves Me Anyway
5:12 album only
11. Circle
5:43 album only
12. Iko Iko
4:11 album only
13. Can't Let Go That Zydeco
4:40 album only
14. You Never Can Tell
4:21 album only


Album Notes
A long time ago (well, 1992), in a basement far, far away (Fredericksburg, VA to be exact), three guys got together to learn a couple dixieland tunes for a club date. It was during this rehearsal that the idea for the Dixie Power Trio was born. A dixieland band that played rock and roll! Andy Kochenour provided the steady bass lines on his tuba, Zack Smith churned out the melodies on his cornet, and Bert Carlson added rhythm banjo and vocals in the original incarnation of the group, which soon added Byron McWilliams to provide drum grooves. After a trip to the local pawn shop, Zack was soon playing accordion, washboard, and harmonica with the DPT, taking on the role of resident multi-instrumentalist. (He now endorses Hohner Blues Harps and Tee Don's are the "Official Rubboards of the DPT".)

The band recorded their first CD "Out of Control" a year later and started receiving national attention through airplay on NPR's All Things Considered while becoming notorious for their takes on "Stairway to Heaven" and "Freebird." Soon, the group was out touring the country, recording their sophomore CD, "Greetings From Gumboville", and trying to cope with the inevitable band tension that came with the increased workload. Byron eventually dropped out to spend more time with his three beautiful children (all girls!), and Ryan Diehl came aboard to man the drum chair. After seven years of playing "Staiway to Heaven" nightly and not a lot of progress towards the goal of fame and fortune, the DPT decided it was time to start shifting away from the goofy nature of their early repertoire and time to start playing the music it was most comfortable with. Goodbye Stairway, Freebird, Dueling Banjos-- hello zydeco, jazz, and originals. It was during this period that Bert left to pursue his wilderness living dreams, and guitar virtuoso Wayne Wilkinson joined the group.

Soon the band was in the studio laying down its third CD "Ain't My Fault", and beginning the process of reintroducing itself to the public. After a number of well-received performances at venues such as the Kennedy Center (D.C.) and the Krannert Center (IL), and with newfound popularity on MP3.com (well, until they were shut down!), the DPT had begun establishing itself as the East Coast's premier New Orleans music ensemble. It was also during this time that the group began occasionally doing performances as the New Line Brass Band, with its beefed up front line (check out their CD "Bad Spuds"!) Two more changes were in store for the DPT, as Ryan departed for greener pastures and the band welcomed back Byron--who was now much more available with his children starting school. Wayne decided to spend more time honoring his spiritual calling, which led to the entrance of Gantt Kushner into the group. What followed has been a harmonic convergence of sorts-which you can hear on the new live cd "Let's All Go Down To New Orleans". Recorded in 2004, this is the band's first live album and features many of their signature originals as well as some covers of crowd favorites. If you don't own any of the band's first five cd's (where have you been?), this is an excellent intro to the group.



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Don Brunson

This Bama boy can't keep his feet still when this CD is playing!!
I bought this CD at a samll live lunch performance the band gave in Richmond VA at the Main Street Center. I rarely purchase a CD from these types of first impression performances and was a bit skeptical as these types of deals usually just ain't all that good and wind up at the bottom of the CD heap. Well, after about six months this CD is at the very top of my CD stack and I can't get enough. The sound for a live format is so real...it's like you are really there....truly amazing. All of the musicians appear to be very talented at their instruments and the songs whether original or not are good quality and very uplifting. I don't recall an albumn (or CD these days) that can literally pick you up put a smile on your face even when you are in a rotten mood. I want more more more!!! I'm so hooked!!! Actually, I'm ordering the rest of their stuff tomorrow....just in time for Christmas!!!!

carey f.

Don't miss out on this band.
If you are not a fan of DPT yet, you will be after this cd. I have been following them for years and always told my friends that they are great on CD, but you have to hear them live. They are one of those bands who really bring it to the stage. There is such a difference between the other cds and a live show. Now you can have the best of both worlds with this live cd. I was at the taping and this recording captures the live spirit. Do not miss out. Buy it. If DPT is anywhere near you, go see them.