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Post-Tour Notes 

16 shows, 23 days, 5,000 miles.

Mad love, beautiful places, amazing people.

So much gratitude to you all for the journey and the hope of tomorrow.

We'll be sorting photos and posting video from the tour soon....there's always a bit of work to do after the work and the play. 

We wouldn't trade it. 

Stay tuned, and check out our Instagram feeds here, as we've posted some clips - El DeOrazio and The Dirty Rain Revelers

Melissa also has an Instagram where she posts her photography as well - Mrs DeOrazio

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New Video, Tourland and Upcoming shows 

We've uploaded a new video to the website and YouTube!  It's from last July, when we celebrated with my mother, Melanie, for her birthday in Dallas.  It was such a joy to have her on the stage with us, and sing one of our favorites, Long Black Veil (a well-known country ballad from 1959, written by Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin and originally recorded by Lefty Frizzell.)  Check out Melanie's amazing harmonies!  Click here.

Upcoming shows:
Mondays - April 17th and 24th - 8-11pm at Sidney's Saloon - 1200 St…Read more

Video from Music at the Mint series 

We share with you a taste of what will likely become a live album for us from the Music at the Mint series!  What an amazing experience it was to play in this state of the art theater that doubles as a recording studio. 
We've got one (iPhone) video posted from the 3rd show so far...hopefully more to come, as time permits.  The shows were filmed/streamed and recorded, although the Mint's livestream site can be a bit finicky yet functional.  They are in the process of transferring everything to a YouTube…Read more

Final Mint show plus Freret Market, R&R Marathon and more! 

Our final show for the Music at the Mint series is THIS FRIDAY!!!  LIVESTREAM LINK HERE 7pm-8:30pm central time

What a pleasure it's been to perform in that theater!  We hope you'll join us for the last of the series.  And if you're passing through New Orleans sometime, there are a variety of events and shows that take place in the museum, highly recommended. 
We'll have Nat Lawrence on grand piano and keys, Smitti Supab on bass and Gus Haiko on drums for this show!

We had fun stopping in at WWL TV for the…

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New Videos plus upcoming shows 

Did you get to see the episode of NCIS: New Orleans???

What a treat!  Matthew and Ian had fun being 'on the set' in the French Quarter, and meeting director Rob Morrow.  They performed an instrumental version of our song, I've Seen on the episode.  They show up at about the halfway mark if you're watching the episode later.  We're looking forward to more fun adventures like this :)


Matthew's birthday weekend was a blast, thanks to everyone who helped make it amazing for him!
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back home in New Orleans - shows coming up 

What an incredible journey we've had.  4,000 miles later, we're back home, refreshed, inspired, and renewed. 
We have so much love and gratitude for all of our new (and old) friends in New Mexico.  Thanks so much for making us feel special!
Look for videos coming down the line in the next couple months or so from the various gigs and filming moments...we're working on a music video as well, and New Mexico was the perfect back drop for us.

Now that we're back home, the work awaits.  Editing video, recording…Read more

Vintage Guitar Magazine feature - our video included! 

Vintage Guitar Magazine featured a review about the New Orleans Guitar Company Model 8 and they included our video as the demo feature for this particular guitar!
(This article originally appeared in VG August 2012 print issue)
Read the review here, and scroll to the bottom to watch Matthew record his guitar track for "Song for Melissa", for our CD Magnolia, using the same instrument they used in the review.  (NOGC Model 8) 
http://www.vintageguitar.com/16999/new-orleans-guitar-company-model-8/

("Song for

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Louisiana Music Factory Performance Video and New Photos 

Such a pleasure to be a part of the Louisiana Music Factory Free Concert Series! They've posted video from our performance featuring three songs. From Magnolia, You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone; from Home: Vol.1, I Remember Your Half Grin; and a new one which may be on Home: Vol.2 as yet to be recorded, called To Hell and Back. Big thanks to Barry and Linda and the rest of the crew at the Factory for being so supportive and giving the world a place to find Louisiana music!
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New Videos and Video Page Layout! 

We've uploaded new video from our Saturday February 13 show at LA46 Vintage Market. Captured with Mrs D's iPhone 6, we're delighted and amazed at how well they look and sound. Let us know what you think :)

In the process of uploading these new videos, we decided to revamp the video page altogether, hopefully making it more navigable. We separated the videos into three categories, each with it's own page accessible through a new drop down menu. Categories as follows:
DUO PERFORMANCES
BAND PERFORMANCES
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Live at LA46 Second Saturday Series - Videos 

The amazing Skip Bolen captured video at our recent show at LA46.  You can view the videos here  -

Sweet Jones Live at LA46

We're now editing the videos we captured from our iPhone/tripod set up and will be posting those soon as well. 
Thanks to Skip & Monica at LA46 on St. Claude Ave, and thanks to all of you who came out to the show!