The Catahoulas are a New Orleans Rhythm and Blues band that specializes in playing the lost sounds of the city’s golden age of R&B- the 1950s and 60s. Each of the band’s all-star members have hefty resumes and impressive musical pedigrees. Almost all are native New Orleanians. In short: they were born and bred to play this music.
The New Orleans Catahoulas (cat-a-hoo-las) perform the music of legendary Rhythm and Blues artists of the 1950-60s such as Smiley Lewis, Fats Domino, Lee Dorsey, Ernie K-Doe, Chris Kenner, and many others. The Catahoulas aim to bring back the nearly forgotten music of that era and expose these sounds and rhythms to both new and seasoned ears, which will encourage further exploration of New Orleans’ deep musical history.