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Let's forget February and skip to Spring 

Hey folks,

As you may (or may not) have noticed, all that we thought Feb. was going to be...was not. 
Blame it on winter/planets/health/mercury/moods/madness etc.  Regardless, we have to pick up our pieces and keep moving forward. 

We have to go forward through the fog one day at a time.  We've had to reschedule/postpone and pause a lot in February.

But we're ready to rally.

Our La Divina Cafe show has moved to later in April, and our FB livestream is TBD.  We'll announce on FB when the moment seems…

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March Madness + cancellations and hibernations 

Hey friends, 

We've come to the end of our Escape MG tour, which has turned into Escape CV.  Strange times indeed. 
We were lucky that none of our traveling shows were cancelled, but it looks like the next few weeks will be 'hide and hibernate' time.  How quickly things change...It'll be a good time to work on new songs and recordings!  

We've posted two videos that we captured from out in West Tx HERE.

We had such an amazing time out west, and want to thank all of our friends and fans for their…

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NM+TX + Ogden + Rock & Rouge - March 2020 

Happy Leap Year! 

We're currently in Bisbee, AZ on our way to NM next and in the midst of our Escape Mardi Gras tour in the Great Southwest! 
We're enjoying the desert air and meeting many kind folks along the way. 
It's good to hit the refresh button periodically and breathe in new landscapes...essential to the creative impulse. 

March isn't just the name of the month, it's the action to describe the happenings! 
March is the fullest calendar we've seen yet for music land and we're so incredibly grateful…

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Escape Mardi Gras tour + Ogden Museum 3/19 

Hello friends near and far! 

Mardi Gras season is upon us in New Orleans!  Which means the busier season for us, gratefully. 

We're escaping the bulk of Mardi Gras this year and heading out west.  We'll be home for a few of the special, early parades, and leaving just before it gets extra-extra here in New Orleans.  We're so excited to revisit some of our spots in AZ and NM and explore more of West TX. 

We do have some local shows to highlight between now and then - 

Tues. Jan 28th - 7-9pm - The…

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Happy 2020 + Save the Date + Tours ahead 

HAPPY 2020!! 
We're so excited to be in a new decade!  It feels more significant and hopeful than just entering a new year. 

After trekking over 23K miles just in tour miles (!!), we're winding down December with a little bit less to do-ness.  Somehow, that's more miles than we traveled in 2018, even though we went all the way to the PNW and back.  

We officially started Sweet Jones (former band name) in 2009 and it’s amazing to look back on the last ten years of growth, exploration and change.  We’re…

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December - Alabama/TX/NOLA 

Happy Holiday times! 
We're so pleased to be winding down 2019. 
I hope you all are making resolutions to make time for self-care, to nurture the experiences that bring you joy and to surround yourself with community that you find your soul is drawn towards and uplifted by.  These are a few of our favorite things... 

After trekking over 23K miles just in tour miles (!!), we're winding down December with a little bit less to do-ness.  Somehow, that's more miles than we did last year, even though we went all…

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Nola/Nashville Shows + New Videos Posted! 

Happy All Saints Day! 
Of course, in New Orleans, it's all Saints, all the time, lol (#whodat !) 

We have been enjoying our autumn road adventures and collecting new friends and fans along the way. 
We seem to have such an affinity for Tennessee, and are going back up to Nashville November 9th to play a BAND SHOW! at the groovy place called Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge.  SO EXCITED!! 

We actually have a new song called Take Me to Tennessee that will be on a future album. 
(No, we're not going into the studio…

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October Events - NOLA, MS, Tenn. and N. Carolina! 

Hey Folks!   

That last month flew by, and as of this writing, it's still summer in New Orleans for at least another week. (92 degrees today!)

Our new time slot on the radio show (102.3FM WHIV) is going well and we're in the midst of the FALL FUND DRIVE for the station; I'm sure you're very familiar with this tune wherever you listen to your Community-Supported Public Radio.
The station is having an open house event this Saturday (tomorrow!) at the station - 2762 Orleans Ave.  Come on by and see the…

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New Radio Show + TN shows 

Hey Folks!  

We're excited to announce some changes:

Our radio show on 102.3FM WHIV will now air at 7pm CST on Wed's and will be called Killin' the Blues with Los DeOrazios
We're grateful to be part of this community-supported radio station that is dedicated to Human Rights and Social Justice.  We'll be posting the playlists on our Los D's FB page, and if you like, you can send us messages/song requests/show announcements there
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Surya Revelers Medicine Music (which was the radio show + yoga/mantra band),

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Home on the range 

Hey Folks! 

We're back home in New Orleans and have several shows coming up this month!   Tour time and down time on the tour was 
nourishing and rejuvenating. 
Always happy to be back home, and incredibly grateful to everyone who supported and shared with us along the 5K+ mile journey! 
Amidst the heartache that is overflowing in this world, it is a gift to be able to share some light and upliftment through music. 

New Orleans, Arnaudville, LA and Pensacola!  

Thur 8/15 8:30pm: Portside Lounge 
3000…

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Tour Time = TX+NM 

Happy Summer!

We're gearing up for annual sojourn out to New Mexico and Texas!
While last summer's tour found us way out west with lots of shows, we're reeling (real-ing) it in a bit to take a little down time for inspiration/rejuvenation.

Our schedule this summer allows for a balance of shows with some time to rest/write and record, primarily in El Rito, NM.

We'll start in Alexandria and then Austin area, bringing our drummer, Nolan Marsh with us.
Then home for a few days before we start the journey to…

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Busy Feb-March local shows plus mini tours 

Lots of fun events on the calendar for Feb-March!

Two mini-TX tours and a short run out to GA and back.

Full details on the Calendar page, but see below for where we'll be coming up:

Sun. Feb 3rd - Pensacola Bay Brewery 2-6pm
Sat. Feb 9th - Live Oak Cafe 10:30-1:30pm
Sun. Feb 10th - Rock'n'Roll Marathon - 7:40AM-10:15AM
We'll be at St Charles and Amelia swapping sets with Shawn Williams - Band shows!
Thur Feb 14th - Valentine's Day show at Portside Lounge with Mike Doussan! 8:30-11:30pm
Fri Feb 15th -…

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Happy New Year! 

Hello Friends and Happy New Year! 

We're so grateful for the epic year that was 2018 for us, and you all helped make it possible. 
25K miles, and a full year of shows, including many new states and places we'd not yet been; 
a new DRR record; NCIS: New Orleans TV appearance and song placement; 
Melissa played her first Bass guitar gigs; Matthew continues playing with Shawn Williams (who is nominated for two Offbeat Awards here in New Orleans!) 

One day at a time, we keep truckin' down the path, our heads…

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New Music, Videos and Spark Tour 2018! 

Hey friends!  

The open road awaits...just days away from our biggest adventure yet!

Our recent show at New Orleans Museum of Art was amazing, we're so happy with how it turned out.  Thanks to everyone who helped make it magical.  We've got 6 videos from that night uploaded to YouTube now! 

We have a new record in the works!!! We’ll have a limited pre-production run with us on the Spark Tour. 
We’ll finalize the record for release this autumn, but in the meantime we have two singles on the website to…

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Local shows before the tour! June 1, 8, 16 

Hey friends! 

We've got a few more local shows for you before we head out on tour for the summer :) 

Watch new videos here and note that we have organized our youtube into playlists!

UPCOMING SHOWS here 

TOMORROW....DOUBLE GIG... 
June 1st - Band Show! at New Orleans Museum of Art! (Friday Nights at NOMA) 5:30-8:30PM 
June 1st - Duo Show at Buffa's - 1001 Esplanade Ave (9:30PM-midnight) 

June 8th - Band Show! Portside Lounge - 3000 Dryades St. 9pm-midnight 
Also playing will be Matt's new band, Hillbilly

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NCIS NOLA, recording and summer tour! 

Lots happening for The DRR this spring/summer!

We just finished filming two scenes with NCIS: New Orleans (Airs Tuesdays on CBS). 
It was an absolute pleasure working with the whole crew; nothing but nice things to be said for these hard-working folks!!!
The episode we're in airs TUESDAY, MAY 15TH ON CBS (8PM CST)  Look for Tom Arnold too!

The two songs we performed on the show - I've Seen and Pick Out Your Own Cloud - will also be on our upcoming duo record (in the process of recording now!)  Look for…

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New Radio Show! New Year! New Adventures! 

2018 has snuck up on us, and brought extreme cold (at least for us and what we're used to!).  Freezing temps are not the norm for our winter vibes.

This past year felt full of starts and stalls.  So many dreams and ideas we ponder and come up with...just seem to evaporate almost out of the starting gate.  I'll admit, it's difficult sometimes to be both the creator and the manager and activator/motivator.  And sometimes, it's just not the right time yet for an idea to fully manifest.  So with patience and…

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Gratitude Season 

The year is winding down, and the retail world is winding up.
We're winding inward...this time of year for us is about gratitude, reflection and pondering/pausing. 
Taking stock of the year that's gone by, and visualizing what's in store for the year ahead.

We're still writing,  and still visualizing the upcoming records...the path is still foggy for the how/when details.  No worry, no hurry.

A few upcoming shows are on the books, and as always, we're delighted to be invited for your house concert…

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Playing Catch Up 

The last couple of months we've been playing catch up.  The time has flown by, and yet in certain ways, we're feeling like we haven't done very much.  That's the challenge and the balance as an artist; to keep the wheels spinning, the engine running, the canvas creating, the shows playing, all while trying to make rent. 

We're doing the best we can with what we've got.  I know you all are in the same boat in your own way, and probably feel like your time is stacked...like every minute of the day is…

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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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3RD ANNUAL SOUTHWEST TOUR 

NEW ORLEANS BAND, THE DIRTY RAIN REVELERS, BRING THEIR ROOTS-ROCK AMERICANA SOUND,
AND NEW NAME, TO NEW MEXICO FOR THEIR 3RD ANNUAL SOUTHWEST TOUR. 

The Dirty Rain Revelers come to New Mexico for the Santa Fe Wine Festival on July 1st , which takes place at the historic El Rancho de Las Golondrinas. In addition to the festival, the couple will be performing several dates in the Santa Fe/Taos/ABQ region;
Full calendar listing

Fri June 16th - Dundee, MS Kathryn's on Moon Lake
Sat  June 17th - Oklahoma City, OK…

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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

Adventures in Spring and Summer planning - NM and UK! 

Oh wow, spring is my favorite time to be in New Orleans.  Everything is budding, blooming, and the music and fest scene here gets extra vibrant.
Coming up locally, we've got more daytime/farmers market shows for you to enjoy.  Early gigs plus the happy benefit of eating local!  I know many of you are early birds like ourselves, and staying out past ten o'clock at night is a feat.
This Sunday, we've got Brunch in the Garden at Hollygrove Market and Farm.  We'll be strumming for you from 10am-11:30am while you…Read more

NEW BAND NAME!!! and Upcoming shows in TX/LA  

PRESENTING....The Dirty Rain Revelers (formerly Sweet Jones) 
yes folks, after 8 years as Sweet Jones, we are moving forward to now be known as The Dirty Rain Revelers. Many reasons, but simply put, it was time to change.  More details on that as we get all our websites and social sites linked up with the new name.  weeeee!

Upcoming events...

Friday, Sept. 30th - 8pm
Sweet Home Farm and Market - Brenham, TX
We're back in Brenham for the autumn version of Texas time! 
Home Sweet Farm Market & Biergarten is a…

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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