Basin Street Records Nominees at the Offbeat Best of the Beat Awards 2022 – Vote Today!

Many of our stellar artists have been nominated for awards at the 2022 OffBeat Magazine Best of the Beat Awards! Offbeat Magazine is a stalwart music magazine dedicated to promoting the music of New Orleans, and these nominations are an honor. We are especially excited for the two nominations for our newest recording artist, Kevin & The Blues Groovers!

The nominees are:

Best Emerging Artist: Kevin Gullage & The Blues Groovers

Best Gospel Artist: Davell Crawford

Best Clarinet: Dr. Michael White

Best Trombone: Mark Mullins (of Bonerama)

Best Trumpet: Kermit Ruffins

Best Tuba/Sousaphone: Matt Perrine (of Bonerama)

Best Piano/Keyboard: Jon Cleary

Best Music Video: Kevin Gullage & The Blues Groovers (The OnBeat Sessions Full Set)

Cast your vote today, and help our artists win some awards!

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Blues is Here!

Kevin & the Blues Groovers - Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Blues Cover Art featuring the members of the band leaning against a vintage blue car in New Orleans

Kevin & the Blues Groovers Release Their First Album on Basin Street Records

Kevin & The Blues Groovers’ Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Blues is now available in the Basin Street Records store! Hear why the American Idol judges gave frontman Kevin Gullage multiple standing ovations and called his performance “incredible.”

Basin Street Records have teamed up with the talented, young phenom Kevin Gullage and his band of Blues Groovers to bring you Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Blues. You may recognize that inimitable smile on the front cover, as Kevin Gullage recently graced the stages of ABC’s American Idol, wowing the judges, advancing to Hollywood, and making it to the final 50 contestants. While he won’t be the next American Idol, Kevin is motoring forward with the release of his first full-length LP, several tour dates, and a residency with Disney Cruise Lines. While many were introduced to Kevin Gullage through the Idol stage, the young entertainer has a long resume, and quite the existing following in his hometown of New Orleans. A graduate of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp (whose alumni include Jon BatisteTroy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, and “Big Sam” Williams), New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and Loyola University New Orleans—his musical education is outshined only by his practical experience growing up in the orbit of New Orleans legends such as Henry Butler and Davell Crawford, performing on stage with Blues Traveler, appearing in films with Chevy Chase & Wendell Pierce, holding a residency at B.B. King’s Blues Club New Orleans, and being welcomed as an official Hammond artist. Reflecting on his Idol experience Kevin says, “Idol wasn’t the stage meant for me. I could never argue that,” but assures his fans, “I love you all and I promise I will see you soon!” The release of Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Blues is an integral step in Kevin’s musical mission to bring his music to the world.

There’s a reason the biggest word on the album cover is BLUES; this is the blues album of the year. With a professional polish featuring not only the Blues Groovers, but a large cast of special guests, and ensemble players, this album is full of juicy horn stabs, searing guitar solos, and a whole lot of soul. The apt title gives the listener an idea of what to expect, as the album explores many avenues of blues music with classics such as “Sweet Home Chicago,” which appropriately features Chicago blues-man, Ronnie Baker Brooks on guitar paying homage to the Chicago-blues legacy, and “Ain’t Nobody’s Business if I Do” representing “something old.” Gullage flexes his songwriting chops presenting “something new” with several new original works including “Movin’ On,” “So Called Friends of Mine,” and “My Baby Gave Me The Blues (feat. Norman Sylvester)” With these compositions young piano-playing singer demonstrates he has the life experience to craft great blues songs. With their bluesified version of the as-made-famous-by Amy Winehouse hit “Valerie” Kevin & the Blues Groovers show they are comfortable borrowing songs from any genre to lay down some blues. The album is rounded out with a Little Milton blues anthem performed by many blues bands the world over, and a statement anyone can get behind, “The Blues is Alright.”

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Artist
AlbumHyperURL
Kermit RuffinsThe Barbecue Swingers Livehyperurl.co/5smjpv
Los Hombres CalientesLos Hombres Calientesorcd.co/bjdxqlb
Jason MarsalisThe Year of the Drummerhyperurl.co/40cd8e
Irvin MayfieldIrvin Mayfieldhyperurl.co/k70njt
Kermit RuffinsSwing This!hyperurl.co/zos3dn
Los Hombres CalientesVol. 2hyperurl.co/rjrbqx
Jason MarsalisMusic in Motionhyperurl.co/g2pgcv
Dr. Michael WhiteA Song for George Lewishyperurl.co/2voyi0
Irvin MayfieldHow Passion Fallshyperurl.co/3kj3ca
Los Hombres CalientesVol. 3: New Congo Squareorcd.co/yadoenk
Kermit Ruffins1533 St. Philip Streethyperurl.co/k8th4y
Dr. Michael WhiteJazz from the Soul of New Orleanshyperurl.co/p8ul0n
Henry ButlerThe Game Has Just Begunhyperurl.co/1q78jj
Jon ClearyJon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemenorcd.co/gx2yqoe
Kermit RuffinsBig Easyhyperurl.co/dppr5j
Irvin MayfieldHalf Past Autumn Suitehyperurl.co/yvdlsm
Los Hombres CalientesVol. 4: Vodou Dancehyperurl.co/9551ox
HeadhuntersEvolution Revolutionhyperurl.co/2ndxic
Henry ButlerHomelandhyperurl.co/fnv20z
Jon ClearyPin Your Spinhyperurl.co/ac8u7w
Theresa AnderssonShinehyperurl.co/m33jbi
Dr. Michael WhiteDancing in the Skyhyperurl.co/o10p5n
Los Hombres CalientesVol. 5: Carnivalorcd.co/y5qreok
Irvin MayfieldStrange Fruithyperurl.co/lw0h56
Kermit Ruffins With Rebirth Brass BandThrowbackorcd.co/9x06d1
Theresa AnderssonTheresa Andersson (EP)hyperurl.co/d0mgmm
Irvin MayfieldLove Songs, Ballads and Standardshyperurl.co/j6d14h
Kermit RuffinsLive at Vaughan’shyperurl.co/5g4g1d
Henry ButlerPiaNOLA Livehyperurl.co/22tkcc
Theresa AnderssonI The River (EP)hyperurl.co/l6msvz
Dr. Michael WhiteBlue Crescenthyperurl.co/3sbqyi
Theresa AnderssonHummingbird, Go!hyperurl.co/2kcuew
Kermit RuffinsChristmas Time is Here (Single)hyperurl.co/pzovhv
Various ArtistsSiggraph 2009 New Orleans Music Samplerhyperurl.co/yyad8h
Kermit RuffinsLivin’ A Tremé Lifehyperurl.co/wb783d
Jeremy DavenportWe’ll Dance ‘Til Dawnhyperurl.co/o1t7x0
Kermit RuffinsHave A Crazy Cool Christmashyperurl.co/i93x57
Kermit RuffinsHappy Talkhyperurl.co/eawj2n
Rebirth Brass BandRebirth Of New Orleansorcd.co/ajbjqnv
Rebirth Brass BandWhy You Worried ’bout Me? (Single)hyperurl.co/jgmat9
Irvin MayfieldA Love Letter To New Orleanshyperurl.co/sn6782
Dr. Michael WhiteAdventures in New Orleans Jazz Pt. 1hyperurl.co/zswgys
CompilationNothing But A Party: Basin Street Records’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Collectionorcd.co/xq0d4j1
Kermit RuffinsOther Side (EP/Compilation)hyperurl.co/ftbkhv
Theresa AnderssonStreet Paradeorcd.co/71o71l4
Dr. Michael WhiteAdventures in New Orleans Jazz Pt. 2hyperurl.co/bwt5br
Jason Marsalis Vibes QuartetIn a World of Malletshyperurl.co/fd3gsx
Kermit RuffinsWe Partyin’ Traditional Stylehyperurl.co/6q41v2
Davell CrawfordMy Gift To Youhyperurl.co/fyendt
Rebirth Brass BandMove Your Bodyhyperurl.co/alm8zg
Jason Marsalis Vibes QuartetThe 21st Century Trad Bandhyperurl.co/y93liu
Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Playhouse RevueA New Orleans Creole Christmashyperurl.co/j3m040
Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Playhouse RevueNew Orleans Jazz Playhousehyperurl.co/n71pje
Kermit Ruffins#imsoneworleanshyperurl.co/hru5qx
Davell CrawfordPiano in the Vaults, Vol. 1hyperurl.co/s3dhac
Irvin Mayfield + The New Orleans Jazz OrchestraLive at Newporthyperurl.co/6wod70
Kermit Ruffins & Irvin MayfieldA Beautiful Worldhyperurl.co/t67up3
BoneramaHot Like Firehyperurl.co/6dct8l
SaràyahFeel The Vibehyperurl.co/092ded
Davell CrawfordMerry Christmas from Davell Crawfordhyperurl.co/x8w14f
Jason Marsalis & The 21st Century Trad BandMelody Reimagined: book 1hyperurl.co/5dnopn
Dr. Michael WhiteTricentennial Raghyperurl.co/yi3rps
Various ArtistsLive at Little Gem Saloon: Basin Street Records Celebrates 20 Yearshyperurl.co/17dh40
Lena PrimaPrima La Famigliahyperurl.co/xo2weh
Davell CrawfordDear Fats, I Love Youhyperurl.co/75uxts
BoneramaBonerama Plays Zeppelinhyperurl.co/i2gj0j
BoneramaEmpty World feat. Michael McDonaldhyperurl.co/suxata
Jason MarsalisJason Marsalis Livesmarturl.it/hvreqf
Dr. Michael WhiteDr. Michael White Livesmarturl.it/reb6rs
The Lena Prima Big BandLive in Concertsmarturl.it/plj6lg
Kevin & The Blues GrooversSomething Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Bluestinyurl.com/2p9f2j8k

Pictures from Jazz Fest 2022

All photos by Braden Piper.

Bonerama at the Festival Stage

New Orleans Brass Funk Rockers Bonerama took to the Festival Stage on the first weekend Saturday ahead of Galactic and The Who to a massive crowd. As is Jazz Fest tradition, the band was joined on stage by two sons of two bandmembers, Matt Perrine’s son Ben sat in on the drum set, and Mark Mullins’ son Michael provided guest vocals. The crowd was rocking, and loving the performance. It’s good to be back at the Fest!

Jeremy Davenport at the WWOZ Jazz Tent

Jason Marsalis at WWOZ Jazz Tent

Dr. Michael White at the Economy Hall Tent

Davell Crawford Tribute to James Booker at the Blues Tent

Rebirth Brass Band at the Congo Square Stage

Lena Prima at the Economy Hall Tent

Davell Crawford Tribute to Dr. John at the Festival Stage

Jon Cleary Tribute to Dr. John at the Festival Stage

Davell Crawford with the Davell Crawford Singers at the Gospel Tent

Headhunters at the Jazz & Heritage Stage

Kermit Ruffins Tribute to Louis Armstrong at the Economy Hall Tent

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Blues Now Available for Pre-Order!

Cover Art for Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Blues with a Pre-Order Now Sticker on it

The upcoming album from Kevin & The Blues Groovers, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Blues is now available for pre-order in the Basin Street Records store! Hear why the American Idol judges gave frontman Kevin Gullage multiple standing ovations and called his performance “incredible.” Hear the album before anyone else by pre-ordering; pre-orders of the new album will be shipped two weeks before the release date of July 15, 2022.

Basin Street Records have teamed up with the talented, young phenom Kevin Gullage and his band of Blues Groovers to bring you Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Blues. You may recognize that inimitable smile on the front cover, as Kevin Gullage recently graced the stages of ABC’s American Idol, wowing the judges, advancing to Hollywood, and making it to the final 50 contestants. While he won’t be the next American Idol, Kevin is motoring forward with the release of his first full-length LP, several tour dates, and a residency with Disney Cruise Lines. While many were introduced to Kevin Gullage through the Idol stage, the young entertainer has a long resume, and quite the existing following in his hometown of New Orleans. A graduate of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp (whose alumni include Jon BatisteTroy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, and “Big Sam” Williams), New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and Loyola University New Orleans—his musical education is outshined only by his practical experience growing up in the orbit of New Orleans legends such as Henry Butler and Davell Crawford, performing on stage with Blues Traveler, appearing in films with Chevy Chase & Wendell Pierce, holding a residency at B.B. King’s Blues Club New Orleans, and being welcomed as an official Hammond artist. Reflecting on his Idol experience Kevin says, “Idol wasn’t the stage meant for me. I could never argue that,” but assures his fans, “I love you all and I promise I will see you soon!” The release of Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Blues is an integral step in Kevin’s musical mission to bring his music to the world.

There’s a reason the biggest word on the album cover is BLUES; this is the blues album of the year. With a professional polish featuring not only the Blues Groovers, but a large cast of special guests, and ensemble players, this album is full of juicy horn stabs, searing guitar solos, and a whole lot of soul. The apt title gives the listener an idea of what to expect, as the album explores many avenues of blues music with classics such as “Sweet Home Chicago,” which appropriately features Chicago blues-man, Ronnie Baker Brooks on guitar paying homage to the Chicago-blues legacy, and “Ain’t Nobody’s Business if I Do” representing “something old.” Gullage flexes his songwriting chops presenting “something new” with several new original works including “Movin’ On,” “So Called Friends of Mine,” and “My Baby Gave Me The Blues (feat. Norman Sylvester)” With these compositions young piano-playing singer demonstrates he has the life experience to craft great blues songs. With their bluesified version of the as-made-famous-by Amy Winehouse hit “Valerie” Kevin & the Blues Groovers show they are comfortable borrowing songs from any genre to lay down some blues. The album is rounded out with a Little Milton blues anthem performed by many blues bands the world over, and a statement anyone can get behind, “The Blues is Alright.”