Red Queen Music signs “Catahoula”November 16th, 2012
Red Queen Music is proud to have signed Southern California’s swamp rock band, “Catahoula” to its label. Music Connection Magazine called Catahoula “A Cajun-flavored seven-piece swamp rock band, blending the vocal warmth of Crosby, Stills & Nash with Dr. John’s penchant for bringing home the boogie. The members of Catahoula include: Pamela Clay: Vocals & Percussion, Bruce Bermudez: Vocals & Rhythm Guitar, Bob Schoonover: Guitar, Jon O’Hara; Bass, Lindsay Gillis: Lead Guitar, Floyd VanBuskirk: Vocals & Percussion, Coco Roussel: Drums & Percussion
An eclectic group of performers, all the band members have had long individual musical careers, with extremely varied musical influences. They have chosen to pool their diverse talents to form what is now Catahoula. The sound of Catahoula encompasses all of their experiences and styles – New Orleans blues, folk harmonies, jazz, and old-fashioned 1960′s rock and roll. Often compared to Fleetwood Mac and Little Feat, Catahoula has performed at The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Troubadour, The Mint, BB King’s, Molly Malone’s, Genghis Cohen, and many others.
Reviews: “Seasoned southern rock outfit Catahoula demonstrate large chops, especially on vocals, presenting a slick and appealing, though at times gritty and down home vibe with gospel and even theater overtones. ‘Big Mamou’ cooks with Cajun soul as Pamela Clay really belts on lead vocals. The pop/rocker ‘Second Sight’ displays Alabama-style chant vocals and killer bass and flute. Cajun flavor returns with ‘La Boo Kay Bah,’ putting you up to your eyeballs in swamp water. The band’s pro experience oozes from these recordings.” – Music Connection