Ponderosa Stomp Begins Two Night Stand at the House of Blues

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Friday- September 24, 2010- After eight successful years putting on shows celebrating the unsung heroes of rock ‘n’ roll, soul, R&B and the blues during the daze-in-between Jazz Fest weekends, the extravaganza has become a stand-alone event.  The Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau will take over the House of Blues from 7 PM until 2 AM Friday and Saturday nights.  They are also hosting a record show and music conference during the daytime.  Here are a few picks for both nights.  Earl Stanley is the bassist who brought the world the classic instrumental, “Pass Out the Hatchets.”  He performs at 8:10 on the main stage with Joyce Harris and Michael Hurtt and the Haunted Hearts.  The closing act on the main stage is the legendary Minneapolis proto-surf rockers, the Trashmen.  They also are playing a free in-store at the Louisiana Music Factory Friday at 5 PM.  For blues lovers, check out the nonagenarian bluesman Honeyboy Edwards.  He plays on the patio from 9:30 - 10:15 PM.

Saturday night also has a killer lineup.  Lil’ Buck and the Top Cats back up a classic Stomp revue beginning at 7:20 PM with Wallace Johnson followed by Willie West, Lazy Lester, Roy Head, Barbara Lynn, Wendy René, and Sugar Pie DeSanto.  Duane Eddy, the king of twang, closes the whole night out.

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