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MIA & 2015 dream a new dream 

Happy Holidays dear folks!
Yes, we've been a little MIA the last month or has a way of creating space for rest and dreams.
We are still brewing new tunes and pondering what comes next in the way of recording and performing live.
Holiday time has been filled with familial adventures here in New Orleans, and will continue over the next week or so, as we travel to TX for more family and friends connecting.
We plan to begin recording in earnest mid-January and mapping out these songs and look forward…Read more

NCIS in New Orleans, mini TX Tour, and music! 

The CBS TV show, NCIS: New Orleans premieres officially on Tuesday, September 23rd

Although El DeOrazio has been on pause from club gigs, the music has been on play and in full development at home in the studio.  El D will be posting new songs periodically as they come to life.  Click here to listen and enjoy!! 
As for new songs for Sweet Jones, those are also coming to life, but patience my friends, may get to here a few at some live shows though.

mini TX Tour -
We're headed to Shreveport and…Read more

September 2014 update 

August flew by for us in a heartbeat with several great shows with friends, plus a birthday and an anniversary!  I was just browsing through my phone photos and marveling at how much we fit into a short four weeks.
September is a little easier pace, (I think), and then October, we head to Texas for a little mini tour up to Dallas and back for the Arlington Guitar Show!  Fun!!  More on that soon, but for now...

Locally, here's what we've got coming up for the good times -

Saturday, September 6th - 4pm-7pm at…Read more

This Friday in Covington - Sunsets on the Landing 

We are super excited to finally perform at this beautiful music series in Covington, LA.  This Friday, August 15th at 6pm sharp!
Bring your picnic and blanket/lawn chairs, and start your weekend early by relaxing on the banks of the Tchefuncte River at the end of Columbia Street. 

Post tour good times and looking ahead 

We're happy to have been away, and grateful to be back home. Thanks so much to all the amazing people we met along the way, the family and friends we got to spend quality time with, and much thanks to our local friends & neighbors holding down the fort.

Come hang with us tomorrow night at the Beatnik 1638 Clio (former Bigtop) New Orleans.  Show starts at 9pm, we're opening for our friends Laugh in the Dark. 

Looking ahead, we're playing at a few other new-to-us, fun spots...join us for the last days of summer…Read more

Tour-Land - July 2014 - East Coast 

Vacation life and tour-land begins officially tomorrow! We're thrilled and super grateful to take a good piece of time off from our usual routines and get our highway miles on. Tomorrow evening, we'll be just a short drive over from New Orleans in Ocean Springs at the FireFly Tavern. Then Monday morning, we begin our journey toward Va Beach, stopping first in Atlanta and then Winston-Salem. Our calendar is up to date here we'll be keeping up on FB as well, likely posting a little something daily. Happy… Read more

Summer Shows and East Coast adventures 

April and May have just completely evaporated!  We've been staying busy while summer is on the fast track to greet us.We're in the midst of planning our annual road trip tour, this time out to Virginia Beach and back in July.  Excited!
We have a few dates set up so far and waiting to hear back about a few more.  It takes time and multiple/frequent visits to break into new towns.  At this stage, we're just happy for the travels, experience, and meeting new people along the way, regardless of whether we fill…Read more

NCIS: New Orleans 

We are immensely thrilled to let you know about some very exciting news!!!  Sweet Jones has been selected to be one of the local featured musical acts on the very first episode of NCIS: New Orleans.  The talented and funny Rachel Hsieh joins us on cello for this particular song.  We had a blast working with her and the set/sound crew for the show.  We look forward to more adventures like this in the future!  The show will be a two-part pilot to start. 
Tune in to CBS on Tuesday, March 25th (7pm CST) and…Read more

February Update 

My, oh, my, how the time flies!  I'm amazed that Mardi Gras/March is around the corner. 
We've been a bit busy since 2014 arrived.  We traveled to TX to visit family and friends, and enjoyed a little time off.  Then Melissa had a lengthy bout with a nasty chest cold/cough that slowed her down quite a bit, if you can imagine.  She's doing much better now and I think it's safe to say she's fully recovered. 
Thankfully, we posted two Living Room Sessions videos for you in December, because obviously, we have not…Read more

The Living Room Sessions - December 2013  

Happy Solstice dear friends,
We had a hard time deciding the next song to share from our Living Room, so a happy bonus for you, we're sharing two!  A double shot of goodness on the shortest day of the year.

About the tunes:
Killing the Blues - A favorite cover written by Rowland Salley (better known as bassist for Chris Isaak). We discovered it on the album Raising Sand by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant and it quickly became a staple of our live sets.

Miss the Mississippi - Another favorite cover. This one was…Read more