Monday, February 22, 2010

Bill Summers & Irvin Mayfield Reunite Los Hombres Calientes In Support of Haiti

Bill Summers and Irvin Mayfield reunite Los Hombres Calientes on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 at the House of Blues in New Orleans for a benefit concert for Haiti.

Los Hombres Calientes performed together from 1998 through 2005. They toured and recorded around the world and released 5 CDs and a DVD, and were finalists for 4 Billboard Latin Music Awards for Latin Jazz Album of the Year. Their 3rd CD, Vol.3: New Congo Square was a Grammy nominee.

Don't miss this special night!

Pick up their CDs today at your favorite store or at

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

FREE Mardi Gras Music

We know you have been spending money on Saints merchandise and tickets and beer, so to celebrate the New Orleans Saints first NFL Championship in Superbowl XLIV, we are going to give you some FREE Mardi Gras music.

Here's all you need to do. Sign up for our enewsletter (we send it out about every 2 or 3 weeks) in the small window near the bottom of (all you need to do is enter your email address and press go). Then we will email you a link to the high quality audio download of 8 of our artists' best party songs.

Another option, if you already receive our enewsletter, is to follow us on TWITTER @BasinStRecords ( and tweet "I'd like @BasinStRecords FREE Mardi Gras Music". We will follow you back, then DM you the link.

Hurry, this offer won't last long. Generally, we actually sell music to stay in business. Here are some suggestions for our favorite Mardi Gras music on the label:

Monday, February 08, 2010

The Saints Won the Super Bowl. WHODAT.

It was a spectacular year. Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints. I wasn't being a "homer" when I predicted on September 2nd that the Saints would go 16-0 and make their first of 4 straight Super Bowl trips this year. Micky Loomis and Sean Payton were given the opportunity by Tom Benson and successfully assembled a great team; a team that understands and is part of New Orleans.

Drew Brees is the perfect ambassador for our city and gives back through his foundation, and through things like being named FedEx Player of the Year (leading to a charity being awarded $5000 when Saints fans visited the site over and over) or winning the Pepsi Refresh competition (leading to American Cancer Society Patrick Taylor lodge being awarded $100,000 when fans voted over and over). Many other players also make New Orleans home and give back in a big way.

Our city has been and will continue to be in the national and world spotlight. Regardless of whether the levees had failed, the Saints winning a Super Bowl would have been a big story, but given the efforts of our citizens to rebuild in this city, and the efforts to keep our team here and rebuild the Superdome, there is an emotion that we have to the Saints that other cities could never have.

The collateral impact of this season and the attention we have received will result in the greatest Mardi Gras, the greatest French Quarter Festival and the greatest Jazz Fest this year, and a number of great years ahead of us.

Due to the Saints' success this year, Basin Street Records' artists have been on CNN, NPR, CNN Radio, ABC Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, ESPN and countless other print and media stories like the Washington Post. Kermit Ruffins' A Saints Christmas became a hit, and Theresa Andersson sang Glory Bound an updated version of the Who Dat Song with Aaron Neville that is the top featured music video on YouTube today.

Our city is more united because of our Saints, but our Mayor election this weekend, where Mitch Landrieu won in a landslide with 66% of the vote, indicates we are united in our goal for leadership. With Drew Brees and Mitch Landrieu I think we are in good hands for years to come.

I hope you enjoyed it New Orleanians, wherever you are...THIS WAS THE BEST WEEKEND EVER & PROBABLY FOREVER.


Tuesday, February 02, 2010

2010 New Orleans Jazzfest poster ;)

Was hoping the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival would go with our design (to the left), but they chose Tony Bennett as the artist of the new Jazzfest poster. Check it out at While you are there check out the day by day schedule. See you in New Orleans!