Band: Lost Bayou Ramblers, Pine Hill Haints
Date: Thursday, Oct. 15 with doors at 8:30 p.m.
Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St.,
Tickets: $12 advance/$15 day of, available through Ticketfly
The Azalea City has waited patiently for the opening of new LoDa venue The Merry Widow. In the coming months, The Merry Widow will be featuring an impressive lineup of musical entertainment that begins with this grand opening celebration.
Even though the Pine Hill Haints aren’t from Mobile, they’re almost a local tradition. Each Joe Cain Day, they perform their “Alabama ghost music” for the reveling masses. What is Alabama ghost music? Pine Hill Haints produce Americana sound with an eclectic mix of traditional bluegrass and country. This group also proves a band doesn’t need electricity to create a powerful sound.
Lost Bayou Ramblers also are regular visitors to the Azalea City. This quintet takes the native sound of South Louisiana and brings it into the modern age with rock overtones. With Cajun music authenticated with French lyrics, Lost Bayou Ramblers’ sets are accented with their own versions of zydeco and Cajun waltzes. This Grammy-nominated band recently captured the spirit of their live show with the release of “Gasa Gasa Live.”