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The Subdudes in Studio on World Cafe - 03/24/2006

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The Subdudes Mix Gumbo 'Behind the Levee'

The Subdudes Mix Gumbo 'Behind the Levee'

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Set List

  • "Social Aid and Pleasure Club"
  • "Papa Dukie and the Mud People"
  • "Let's Play"
  • "All the Time in the World"

When the Subdudes got back together in 2002, fans of their musical gumbo rejoiced. Four years later, the band is running strong with a style of roots-rock that is made to be played live. Their latest CD was produced by Keb Mo.

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An homage to old New Orleans — the band first played there in 1987 — Behind the Levee relies on guitar, accordion and tambourine to back up the well-shaped harmonies of singer Tommy Malone and his fellow singers.

With elements of bluegrass and zydeco accenting a time-tested approach to rock, the band — Malone, John Magnie, Steve Amedée, Tim Cook and Jimmy Messa — bridge the gap between their roots, which extend from New Orleans to Denver and beyond.

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