The Bayou, home of Dixieland jazz and rock n’ roll presents “Last Call.”
For nearly forty-six years (1953-1999) The Bayou nightclub of Washington, D.C. would provide the Nation’s Capitol with many of the finest entertainers of the period. From 1953 to 1964 the club featured Dixieland Jazz with such greats as Woody Herman, Count Basie and Buddy Rich to name a few.
As time moved on so did the music as The Bayou strikingly forged its way into the Rock n’ Roll era. Such legendary acts as U-2, Kiss, Foreigner and Dire Straits all had their beginnings at The Bayou; musical sensations Hall & Oates, Todd Rundgren, Sam & Dave, Roy Orbison, Billy Joel and legendary blues guitarist Muddy Waters played the room. The list goes on and on.
As much notoriety as the club received for it’s national entertainment the bread and butter of The Bayou was always the great local entertainment. On February 25, 2013, Maryland Public Television will broadcast The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint, a spirited, 90-minute documentary that tells the club’s rich and unique story. Metro Teleproductions, which produced the film, has enlisted other public-broadcasting stations nationwide to air the documentary as well. In celebration of this event the past will repeat itself with original members of the following bands performing live at “The Hamilton” a club which carries on the best tradition of The Bayou.
Original Members Of The Following Bands Will Perform Live: The Cherry People, Cherry Smash, The Nighthawks, Tahoka, Orphan, The Nowhere Men, The Langley High Jazz Lab, Face Dancer, The Boyz, Diamond Alley, Wizzard, Razz, Downtown, Grande Hotel, Sinbad, King Dazzle, Bucyrus Erie, The Texas Chainsaw Horns, Witness, Jetz, The Hubcaps, The Michael Fath Group, Smashbox Symphony, Odyssey, Switched At Birth, The Natchez Trace Band, Trapezoid, The Paul Reed Smith Band, The Grimes Bros. and a very special guest appearance by Mr. John Eaton, pianist extraordinaire!
Paul (FIX) Wolff and Bill Plummer will handle the sound with David “Dude” Sless working the stage. Our very special friend Cerphe of “EcoPlanetRadio.com” will act as Master of Ceremonies and of course Nard’s Rock and Roll Review will be spinning the tunes. This is NOT a jam; the songs will remain the same. The musicians are coming from all over the country for this one-time event. We will enjoy old friends and toast absent ones.
Please join Bob & Mike Tramonte for this very special evening. This event is a benefit for the non-profit production of the documentary, “The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint, ”A Tramonte/Woodall/Hamilton production.
Doors open at 6:30 PM.