Thursday, August 26, 2010

For Immediate Release: Basin Street Records Signs Rebirth Brass Band

Basin Street Records signs the iconic Rebirth Brass Band
On this 5th anniversary week as we remember the devastation and flooding that occurred after Hurricane Katrina due to poorly built levees, Basin Street Records is proud to further demonstrate its rebirth by announcing the signing of the world famous Rebirth Brass Band. Simply put, the Rebirth Brass Band is an institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers and Kermit Ruffins, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. Their signature brand of heavy funk has become the soundtrack to an entire city, a fact reinforced by their role in the opening scene of the HBO series “Treme”. In the wake of the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack. Reflecting on the collaboration between these two pillars of the New Orleans music community, Phil Frazier said, “This is what New Orleans is all about, The Rebirth Brass Band and Basin Street Records teaming up to release music that’ll make you move and put a smile on your face.”
Basin Street Records worked with Rebirth from the sidelines in 2005 on “Throwback” the album that reunited the iconic band with founding member, and now label mate, Kermit Ruffins. With the signing of Rebirth, Basin Street Records will continue to create music that distills the city of New Orleans into a complex series of rhythms and melodies. President Mark Samuels believes that “there is nothing in the world like going to see Rebirth on a Tuesday night at the Maple Leaf. We are excited to begin what we hope will be a long relationship that is beneficial to both Rebirth and our label.”
The Rebirth Brass Band is expected to release their first album on Basin Street Records in February 2011.
Basin Street Records was formed in 1997 and is home to music from Kermit Ruffins, Theresa Andersson, Jeremy Davenport, Dr. Michael White, Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Jason Marsalis, Los Hombres Calientes, Irvin Mayfield, and The Headhunters. For more information click on and

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kermit Ruffins Happy Talk Coming October 26, 2010

Kermit Ruffins' new record, Happy Talk, is coming October 26th, 2010. His rhythm section includes Herlin Riley (drums), David Pulphus (bass), and Matt Lemmler (piano/arrangements). Twelve more musicians grace many of the tracks including Dr. Michael White, Corey Henry and Mark Mullins. Produced by Grammy winner Tracey Freeman (Harry Connick, Jr).

As Davis McAlary says in HBO's Treme, "America [and the rest of the world] needs it some Kermit".

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Theresa Andersson on MTV's Real World: New Orleans

Tonight, the house mates on MTV's Real World: New Orleans go see Theresa Andersson at Le Petit Theatre and Sahar goes to Theresa's home to get some one on one singing instruction. For behind the scenes looks click HERE and HERE.

Theresa's latest CD is Hummingbird, Go! She also recently released a DVD, Live at Le Petit, that was taped the night the house mates came to the show. You can buy both HERE. With the purchase of both, you will also receive our FREE sampler of music from all of our artists.

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