Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
A Touro baby who spent his formidable years on the North Shore, Blake Mogabgab has been writing and performing in the southeast since 2002. He studied creative writing in prose and poetry at the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, where he recorded his first full-length album with the band RiverLeft in 2008. He earned his Juris Doctorate at Tulane University Law School in 2010, after working as a local environmental advocate for the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic. He continues to practice law between gigs, while continuing to write and perform as much as possible. He has a beautiful and successful wife and two lovely daughters (and another on the way) who keep him incredibly busy and in love.
John Paul Carmody
Electric Guitar, Vocals
A soulful and unabashed performer and songwriter, J.P. Carmody, frontman for southern rock trio South Jones, is unarguably one of the best vocalists in the New Orleans area., also performing regularly with Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Darcy Malone & the Tangle, Cary Hudson, and Earphunk.
Fiddle, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Nominated for a Grammy for his work on the Hot 8 Brass Band's 2013 release, Harvey is an established music producer and professional musician. He is the owner of Nola Recording Studios in New Orleans, LA and leads Mike Harvey's Hot Club (recently nominated for Offbeat Magazines Best of awards), which combines elements of gypsy jazz, Brazilian jazz, New Orleans traditional jazz, bebop, classical music, and rock'n'roll.
Dr. John DePriest
Originally from Mississippi, John Depriest studied music at Belmont University in Nashville and recently earned his PhD at Tulane University in neuro-linguistics, studying musical associations with brain and language development. A gifted banjo player and songwriter, DePriest was a member of the Nashville based bluegrass/roots band Angus White and is a founding member of the New Orleans bluegrass/funk band Bacon, as well as Bogue Chitto.
James Clark has released a barrage of ambient/instrumental albums that have received wildly positive reviews. Known to be a hardened backbone player for a number of New Orleans groups, he continues to prove his versatility and creativity in each project he endeavors.
Greg Speck aka "Captain Squeeze"
Speck recently retired from teaching high school in Berne, NY where he raised his two sons (Nic and Alek Speck, both professional musicians) and officially made the jump to a career solely performing and producing music. Speck's band, Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers, regularly tours throughout the Northeast, though Speck has recently decided to make New Orleans his home. He began studying jazz at an early age and has spent a career arranging and experimenting on keyboard and accordion, eventually producing four fusion albums on his own GSM Record Label. Speck was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame (Upstate NY Chapter) in 2014 and given the Master of Blues and Zydeco Artist Award.
Sam Albright is a brilliant musician with an impressive background and experience in the jazz and rock scene in New Orleans. He joined the band for its latest release, showing his prowess and versatility among instruments, including electric and upright bass as well as the sousaphone.