Baton Rouge, La — The Manship Theatre has released its music lineup for the month of March.
Sat March 2, 2013 8pm $55.00
Maceo Parker: his name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth. Everyone knows by now that he's played with each and every leader of funk, his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as " like being at University "; jumping aboard the Mothership with George Clinton; stretching out with Bootsy's Rubber Band. He's the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of Funk in one golden thread. The cipher that unravels dance music down to its core. His collaborations over the years performing or recording or both have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. His timeless sound has garnered him a fresh young fan base.
Wed March 6 2013 7: 30pm $35.00
Seven studio albums in fifteen years is, in itself, a measure of Jesse Cookʼs artistic success. And, for this latest recording he wanted to trace rumba flamenco back to its roots in Cuba. His instincts though got the better of him and he wound up spending time in Bogota, Colombia. The resulting body of work is sublime, a continuation of Cookʼs insatiable appetite for world music in all its forms. Loyal fans will be thrilled with "The Rumba Foundation", as he has entitled the album, while those who have never before experienced Cookʼs creativity will find themselves tapping their feet to these extraordinary Latin rhythms wondering why they have not experienced Cook before.
Marc Broussard with Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Fri March 8, 7:30 pm $55
From Cajun country to The Big Easy, two of Louisiana's finest Marc Broussard & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band come together to share an uplifting night of Bayou soul and New Orleans brass music.
Sun March 10, 2:00pm $15
Based on the book by Judy Schachner, and from the creators of Theatreworks USA’s Junie B. Jones and Click, Clack, Moo, Skippyjon Jones is an enchanting musical about unleashing your powerful imagination and following your dreams. Skippyjon Jones is a little kitten with big ears and even bigger dreams! Sometimes he pretends to be a bird, sometimes he pretends to be a llama, and sometimes he pretends to be a whale… Anything BUT a Siamese cat!
Danu $40 -$65
Tues March 12. 7:30pm
Kick off you St Patrick’s Day with authentic Irsish Music. A high energy celebration of the Emerald Isle, the music of Danú offers an authentic Irish experience. Using traditional instruments, flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion and bouzouki the music is clever and fun. Danú mixes ancient Irish music with contemporary works to create an unforgettable evening. Danú has won the BBC Award twice and the Irish Music Magazine Award. In the United States, Danú has performed coast to coast including performances in Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and Washington as well as at the Krannert Center and Notre Dame.
Buddy Guy SOLD OUT
Sat March 16, 8:00pm
Any discussion of Buddy Guy invariably involves a recitation of his colossal musical resume and hard-earned accolades. He's a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a chief guitar influence to rock titans like Hendrix, Clapton, Beck and Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side side, and a living link to that city's halcyon days of electric blues.
Sat March 23, 8:00pm $30.00
“Jake is taking the ukulele to a place that I can’t see anybody else catching up with.”—Eddie Vedder
It's rare for a young musician to earn comparisons to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. It's even harder to find an artist who has entirely redefined an instrument by his early thirties. But Jake Shimabukuro (she-ma-boo-koo-row) has already accomplished these feats, and more, in a little over a decade of playing and recording music...on the ukulele.