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In Praise of the Stomp: Notable Quotes

The Press Likes the Stomp

“The Ponderosa Stomp is that great jukebox, in that great, roadside diner that you only see in movies, except... this is real and it’s alive on stage. This is read more

Stompin' Grounds: Where Magazine

Born in 2001 to commemorate "the unsung heroes and heroines of rock 'n' roll, rhythm-and-blues and other forms of American roots music," the Ponderosa Stomp has grown from a small homespun happening t read more

Ponderosa Stomp returns to New Orleans in October: Advocate


The Ponderosa Stomp, following a break in 2012, returns to New Orleans Oct. 3-5. Among the world’s premiere roots-music festivals, the event is also returning to Rock ’n’ B read more

The Ponderosa Stomp announces 2013 Dates and Lineup: The Vinyl District

by Jay Mazza

After taking last year off, the music fanatics of the Stomp bulldoze the slick detritus of contemporary music to find the rawest, deepest stuff out there simmering under th read more

10th Annual Ponderosa Stomp: In the Basement

This year the annual Ponderosa Stomp moved to a new venue and a new date, after previously being held during the first and second weekends of the New Orleans lazz Festival at the staft of May. The ven read more

Party Time: Now Dig This

The place: Partytown USA, yes, New Orleans. The venue: The Howling Wolf ai 907 South Peters Street. The atmosphere: electric. This is the setting for two nights of rip-roaring music, from 7.30pm until read more

Ponderosa Stomp marks its tenth anniversary this weekend: Times-Picayune

by Keith Spera

Ira “Dr. Ike” Padnos freely admits that he had no idea what he was doing when he founded the Ponderosa Stomp. An anesthesiologist by trade, he was also an avid collector read more

Stomp presents timeless musicians: Advocate

by John Wirt

NEW ORLEANS - The Ponderosa Stomp, an annual roots-music festival in its 10th year, celebrates the influential but not necessarily famous movers and shakers of rock ‘n’ roll. read more

Ira "Dr. Ike" Padnos: Offbeat

The Ponderosa Stomp is a record collector’s library come to life. The classic—and occasionally obscure— R&B, rockabilly, blues, garage and swamp pop songs that shaped pop music history are performed b read more

Fresh Fests: Billboard

Ponderosa Stomp

@ponderosasstomp | New Orleans, the Howlin' Wolf | Sept. 16-17

Featuring: Dave Bartholomew, Allen Toussaint, Big Jay McNeely, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, L read more

The Ponderosa Stomp: A treasure trove of sound, and stories: L.A. Times

by Ann Powers

"It's a small town story, and probably a typical American story," said Ian Dunlop, telling the writer Holly George-Warren how he came to play bass in the International Sub read more

Bartholomew, Matassa, J&M Studio Dedication: OffBeat

by Alex Rawls

“There’s no first rock ‘n’ roll record,” Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, said standing outside a laundromat on North Rampart Street. “ read more

Traveler 20 - The Ultimate Jukebox: National Geographic Traveler

September 24-25, New Orleans.

The Ultimate Jukebox. In New Orleans, guitarist Duane Eddy is the "King of Twang." Roy Head the Texas soul man, and Red Simpson "a giant" of truck-driving read more

Ponderosa Stomp: The Detroit Breakdown: Wall Street Journal

w/ Mitch Ryder, ? and the Mysterians,
Eddie Kirkland, the Gories, others

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Broadway at 60th Street, (212) 875.5456

Saturda read more

2009 Stomp Review: NY Times - A Festival of One-Shots and Shoulda-Beens

A Festival of One-Shots and Shoulda-Beens

By JON PARELES, May 1, 2009
NEW ORLEANS -- "You'll be back again," sang Barry & the Remains, starting their headlining set on Tuesday ni read more

Stomp 2009 Night 1 Review: NY Times

The Ponderosa Stomp: A Gathering of Survivors


Guitar twangers, soul belters, blues shouters, rockabillies, funk generators, garage-rock read more

Stomp 2009 Review: LA Times

New Orleans' Ponderosa Stomp: Bringing music history to life
05:18 PM PT, Apr 30 2009

Before “Kansas City” was recorded by everyone from the Beatles to Peggy Lee, the song was fi read more

2009 Stomp Review: - Flamin' Groovies in New Orleans

Flamin' Groovies in New Orleans
Joel Selvin, Chronicle Senior Pop Music Correspondent, Friday, May 1, 2009

(05-01) 04:00 PDT New Orleans - --
Neither Cyril Jordan read more

Ny Times Stomp Review 2: Jazzfest: More from The Stomp - Jon Pareles

May 1, 2008, 4:34 pm
Jazzfest: More from The Stomp

James “Sugar Boy” Crawford, left, performs with his grandson Davell Crawford at the 7th Annual Ponderosa read more

NY Times Stomp Review: Marathon Runs a Few Extra Miles - John Pareles

An Oldies Marathon Runs a Few Extra Miles

NEW ORLEANS — Men whooped and hollered, rasped and preached. Women sassed, strutted, hurled accusations and wailed away t read more

Gambit: Stomp 2009 Preview

Ponderosa Stomp: Dr. Ike Padnos

By Noah Bonaparte Pais, POSTED ON APRIL 24, 2009:

Ira "Dr. Ike" Padnos curates his Ponderosa Stomp music festival the way most people cue read more

Unsung Heroes Museum Exhibit Review: WWNO Radio

Ponderosa Stomp Exhibit Opens
Listen to Audio Cosimo, Dr Ike interviewed.
read more

La Times -Stomp Review - New Orlean's Ponderosa Stomp is a rockin' alternative to the Jazz & Heritage festival

The Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans is a rockin' alternative to the city's better-known Jazz & Heritage fest.

By Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
May 2, 2008

NE read more

Ny Times Stomp Review 3: Green Fuz at the Ponderosa Stomp - Jon Pareles

May 1, 2008, 3:10 pm
Jazzfest: Green Fuz at the Ponderosa Stomp

The Green Fuz, with vocalist Randy Alvey (center), performing at the 7th Annual Ponderosa S read more

USA Today - Stomp review- P-Stomp fills New Orleans music gap with vintage fun

P-Stomp fills New Orleans music gap with vintage fun
By Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY
NEW ORLEANS — Ponderosa Stomp, the eccentric cousin of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, bridges read more

Baton Rouge Advocate: Stomp review -Stomp brings oldies but goodies

Review: Stomp brings oldies but goodies

Music critic
Published: May 3, 2008 - Page: 7E -

NEW ORLEANS — In its seventh year of presenting the l read more

Times Picayune: Stomp Preview - The funky Ponderosa Stomp festival is 'a celebration of pure music'

The funky Ponderosa Stomp festival is 'a celebration of pure music'

Posted by Keith Spera, Music writer, TheTimes-Picayune April 28, 2008 5:00AM

Obscure 1960s Texas garag read more

Wall Street Journal - Stomp Preview

Rock's Secret History, The Ponderosa Stomp Features Overlooked Bands From Past Decades
By JOHN JURGENSEN, Wall Street Journal
April 25, 2008; Page W2

Dr. Ira Padnos, found read more

Ponderosa Stomp 2008 Preview- Huffington Post- Your Favorite Mix Tape Comes To Life For Two Days In New Orleans: The Ponderosa Stomp Is The Party Of The Year

Your Favorite Mix Tape Comes To Life For Two Days In New Orleans: The Ponderosa Stomp Is The Party Of The Year
Posted March 26, 2008 | 12:11 PM (EST)

It started out as a wedd read more

Ponderosa Stomp 2008 Preview- NY Times Travel

Published: March 16, 2008

Right in the middle of the 2008 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (; April 25 to 27 and May 1 read more

SXSW Review- Wall Street Journal

Like a Kid in a Rock Candy Store
March 19, 2008; Page D9
Excerpt: On Thursday, I went to the Continental Club to see the soul revue Ponderosa Stomp, which features read more

SXSW Review, Austin Chronicle 2007

Funhouse, Trolling South by Southwest 2007, BY JIM CALIGIURI

Ponderosa Stomp, Opal Divine's Freehouse, Friday, March 16

Bringing a bit of N'awlins to Texas, the Ponderosa read more

SXSW Critics Review, Ponderosa Stomp, AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

These acts made an impression at SXSW
The festival's over, but the music plays on.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
read more

Ponderosa Stomp 2007 Review -Tuscaloosa News

The Ponderosa Stomp
Contributed by Tommy Stevenson - Posted: May 3, 2007 5:53:19 AM

NEW ORLEANS | When it was announced that the sixth annual Ponderosa Stomp, sponsored by the My read more

SXSW Preview: AP -SXSW can be key showcase for veterans

SXSW can be key showcase for veterans

Thu Mar 13, 4:11 PM ET

AUSTIN, Texas - You'll usually find R.E.M. playing arenas and e read more

Ponderosa Stomp 2007 Review- Huffington Post Blog - RJ Eskow

New Orleans: Dark End of the Street

READ MORE: New Orleans, Louisiana
Four days in New Orleans to attend a conference, hear some great music, and see the city for the first time read more

NPR - All Things Considered - Dr Ike Profile

Ponderosa Stomp Festival Returns to New Orleans

by Eve Troeh

Click Here for Audio Interview
read more

Ponderosa Stomp 2007 Review - High Times

CONCERT REVIEW: 6th Annual Ponderosa Stomp @ House of Blues - New Orleans, Louisiana

By Cree McCree

After a post-Katrina year of exile in Memphis, the Mystic Knights of read more

Ponderosa Stomp 2007 Review- Memphis Flyer

Stomp Goes Home

On Wednesday, May 2nd, the Ponderosa Stomp staged its triumphant return to New Orleans. This renowned roots-music festival, held in read more

SXSW Review- Harp Magazine At SXSW 2008: A R

Fred Mills, March 17, 2008

Ponderosa Stomp (Continental Club, Friday): I was determined to see at least a few of the Stompers before having to get across town —I consoled myself by know read more

SXSW Review, Bobby Patterson, Austin Chronicle 2007

Funhouse -Trolling South by Southwest 2007, BY GREG BEETS, Austin Chronicle

Bobby Patterson, Opal Divine's Freehouse, Friday, March 16

When you're headlining a bill featu read more

SXSW review, Boston Phoenix, 2007

No reason to complain, Escaping corporate rock — and the panel discussions — at SxSW
By BRETT MILANO, March 20, 2007 2:34:53 PM

There are at least two ways to approach th read more

Stomp 2007 Review: In a Blue Mood Blog

2007 Ponderosa Stomp

2007 Ponderosa Stomp-272
Originally uploaded by NoVARon
Finally did an initial write-up of this year's Ponderosa Stomp (The Sixth One) held on May 2 a read more

Stomp 2006 Review: Memphis for The Record, Troy Record

Memphis for The Record

By Don Wilcock

“I was with Dr. Martin Luther King the day he was shot.”

No sooner had cab driver Charles Cabbage sai read more

SXSW Review, Barbara Lynn, Dallas Morning News Blog, 2007

DALLAS MORNING NEWS (blog), SXSW: Barbara Lynn still rockin'

I certainly got plenty of exercise on Friday night. After my stop at the Elephant Room, I decided to check out the Ponderosa read more

SXSW Review, Ponderosa Stomp, Lincoln Journal-Star, 2007

03/17/07, 01:19:03 pm, Categories: Music by L. Kent Wolgamott
SXSW: Old friends and new

I've been coming to Austin on a regular basis for more than 25 years and, to say the least read more

SXSW Review, Twice is Better, Ponderosa Stomp, Austin American -Statesman, 2007

Twice is better
Twice is better, By Parry Gettelman | Saturday, March 17, 2007, 06:07 PM

There’s so much going on at SXSW, it seems a little sinful to see the same act(s) more th read more

SXSW Review- Ponderosa Stomp / AUSTIN CHRONICLE 3/18/06


Continental Club, Friday, March 17
"In another time and in another place, we could be so together." Gulf Coast sentimentality endures the wind read more


Ponderosa Stomp By John T. Davis | Saturday, March 18, 2006, 12:33 AM

Listen, children, and attend ... There were giants in those days, colossuses (or would that be collosi?) who stro read more

SXSW Review - NY Times - 3/20/06

Musicians in Search of Discovery

Published: March 20, 2006

At times, SXSW can be like a musical museum — a good one. One ambitious program brought t read more

SXSW Review- Austin Finds a 'Lil' Band O' Gold' / TIMES OF ACADIANA

Not even sound difficulties can stop the band from tearing up SXSW venue

By Nick Pittman

Lil' Band O' Gold's performance at the Continental Club in Austin was more than a read more

SXSW Review- Feeling the warmth at the South by Southwest Music Festival / LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS

By Billy Altman, Correspondent

Granted, in many ways the two cities are as different from one another as porterhouse steaks are to po' boys, as enchiladas to etouffees. But Austin and N read more

SXSW Report - Ponderosa Stomp / MEMPHIS FLYER 3/24/06

Goin' Down South
An invasion of local garage and punk bands turns Austin's South By Southwest Music Festival into "Gonerfest Southwest."


Stomp 2006 Review: Embrace 'Them Changes,' CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Embrace 'Them Changes'

"Well, my mind is going through them changes ..." The old Buddy Miles record has been my theme song lately: Working as a read more

Stomp 2006 Review: Sweet Soul Music, Gambit, May 23, 2006

Sweet Soul Music
By Alison Fensterstock

The Gibson Guitar Factory Showcase in Memphis, Tenn., looks like a museum inside -- all giant windows, exposed beams and blond wood. The read more

Stomp 2006 Review: Ponderosa Stomp Festival: Sanctified!, Harp Magazine

Ponderosa Stomp Festival:

By E.C. Gladstone

Now in its unpredictable fifth year, the Ponderosa Stomp, an annual three-day jam of Southern blues, soul, read more

SXSW Preview- Archie Bell- Austin Chronicle - 3/17/06

Spotlight: Archie Bell
7PM, Continental Club


photo by Mary Sledd

If Neil Armstrong's first word from the moon is his read more

SXSW Preview- Barbara Lynn- Austin Chronicle - 3/17/06

Spotlight: Barbara Lynn
7PM, Continental Club


"People would get all excited seeing a black girl play left-handed guitar," reminisces Barbara read more

SXSW Review- Ponderosa Stomp / NEW ORLEANS TIMES PICAYUNE 3/26/06

unday, March 26, 2006

By Keith Spera
Music writer

Ira "Dr. Ike" Padnos and the Mystic Knights of the Mau-Mau launched the Ponderosa Stomp four years ago du read more

Big Easy will have big presence at SXSW: AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Musicians from New Orleans and around the Gulf Coast will perform free show and other gigs at March gathering.

By Michael Corcoran

Wednesd read more

More Stompin': Memphis Commercial Appeal

March 3, 2006

The legendary Ponderosa Stomp -- which relocates from New Orleans to Memphis this year -- has added another night to accommodate its growing roster of more than 60 "unsung read more

Ponderosa Stomp Grows: POLLSTAR

The quintessential-yet-quirky American music festival, Ponderosa Stomp, has scored a musical trifecta:
The New Orleans-based festival, an offshoot of the Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau has found read more


The 2006 edition of the New Orleans-based Ponderosa Stomp will relocate to Memphis. Sixty artists that include ARCHIE BELL, SLEEPY LaBEEF and SONNY BURGESS are slated to perform across three stages at read more

Ponderosa Stomp At Gibson in Memphis: BLUES.ORG - BLUES FOUNDATION WEB SITE

FIFTH ANNUAL PONDEROSA STOMP, TO BE HELD IN MEMPHIS MAY 8-9-10, 2006, TAKES ROCK ’N’ ROLL HISTORY TO NEW HEIGHTS. Three-night roots romp will benefit displaced New Orleans and Gulf Coast musicians via read more

Ponderosa Stomp set for Memphis: Memphis Commercial Appeal

By David Williams
December 19, 2005

The Ponderosa Stomp, a self-styled "roots music romp" displaced from New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, is set for May 9-10 at the Gibs read more

Ponderosa Stomp goes on in Memphis: Detroit News

Several artists with Michigan roots will jam at benefit for musicians who are Katrina victims.

Susan Whitall / The Detroit News

Fans of New Orleans' funky roots music fes read more

Itchy & Scratchy - Memphis' ultimate sideman, Travis Wammack finally takes the lead.

Itchy & Scratchy - Memphis' ultimate sideman, Travis Wammack finally takes the lead.

Memphis Flyer, JANUARY 27, 2006

Travis Wammack was only 8 years o read more

The Ponderosa Stomp 2006: Real Blues Magazine

Ron Weinstock
September 24, 2005

Hurricane Katrina has wreaked havoc on the City of New Orleans and much of the Eastern Gulf Coast and as I write this, Hurricane Rita is tearin read more

Mantra for New Orleans: 'We Will Swing Again': New York Times

Published: September 26, 2005

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 25 - In many American cities, indigenous culture is a bonus amenity, an add-on to the business and civic function read more

Stomp! In the name of love - Stomp #4 Preview- Times Picayune, New Orleans

For 363 days a year, he's an anesthesiologist. But for the other two nights, Dr. Ira Padnos becomes 'Dr. Ike,' passionate promoter of the Ponderosa Stomp, all-night, Jazzfest-week jam sessions featuri read more

Who got da funk? New Orleans delivers the beat: Stomp #4 Review: BOSTON PHOENIX

Who got da funk?
New Orleans delivers the beat

Photo captions:
THE BOMB: at the Ponderosa Stomp, H-Bomb Ferguson's ar read more

Ponderosa Stomp Rocks and Rattles New Orleans: Stomp#4 Review:

Posted by Todd A. Price on May 04, 2005 02:22 PM

A strange crowd can be found any night in New Orleans. The oddest collection of characters, however, gathers an read more

Stomping Grounds: Stomp #4 Review: Gambit

Stomping Grounds

By John Swenson, Gambit Magazine

The Ponderosa Stomp at Mid City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl, April 26-27: The Ponderosa Stomp is part dreamscape, part sideshow read more

SOUTHERN LIGHTS: Ponderosa Stomp holds its own next to JazzFest: Stomp #4 Review: TUSCALOOSA NEWS

SOUTHERN LIGHTS: Ponderosa Stomp holds its own next to JazzFest

By Ben Windham
Editorial Editor, TUSCALOOSA NEWS

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festiv read more

Ponderosa Stomp 2005 Review: Harp Magazine

Mid-City Lanes
New Orleans, Louisiana USA
April 26, 2005 – April 27, 2005
by Meredith Ochs

Folks of all stripes descended upon New Orleans during April's waning read more

The 4th Annual Ponderosa Stomp Review: Hittin' the Note

by Richard Skelly

You won’t find too many household names at the annual Ponderosa Stomp, a well-organized event held in between the two JazzFest weekends. The first event, and each s read more

The Ponderosa Stomp! The Party During the Festival: Blues Wax

By Mark Hummel

Ponderosa Stomp is a two-day, twelve-hour-a-day music marathon that takes place in between weekends of New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. It takes place at the Mid- read more

Don't Mind Dyin’: Rock & roll’s last encores at the Ponderosa Stomp: OC WEEKLY


We were just about in Texas when the photographer realized he’d left his Earl Palmer LP at home, propped prominently against his record player, and now when we got to N read more

New Orleans Jazzfest & Ponderosa Stomp Review: High Times

Story & photos by Cree McCree

“I’m starting to get used to this festival thing,” a super-relaxed Jeff Tweedy noted midway through Wilco’s set at the 36th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heri read more

New Orleans Magazine: The Ponderosa Stomp calls forth musicians who are still rocking - Stomp #4 Preview

The Ponderosa Stomp calls forth musicians who are still rocking


A story about one event that spans two evenings should be a pretty straightforward affair read more

Betty Harris: The Lost Soul Queen -Stomp #4 Artist Feature

The Lost Soul Queen

After 35 years of silence, Hartford's Betty Harris returns to the stage.

by Noah Schaffer - April 7, 2005

When Bett read more

The Other Chili Peppers: Offbeat Magazine: Stomp #4 Artist Feature

The Other Chili Peppers

By Michael Hurtt
Offbeat Magazine

If there's a singular source of pioneering Pachuco artistry that laid the groundwork for every Latino ro read more

Mando and the Chili Peppers: Back on road after 46-year intermission- Stomp#4 Artist Feature

Back on road after 46-year intermission

Jim Beal Jr.
San Antonio Express-News

Web Posted: 04/24/2005 12:00 AM CDT

It's not unusual for a read more

Memphis Flyer- Stomp #3 Review


Local Beat | 5/6/2004
By Andria Lisle

The powers-that-be in the local music industry should've been in New Orleans last week, when Memphis notable read more

Offbeat: Hidden Charms > Christmas In July - Nathaniel Mayer Profile

Hidden Charms: Christmas In July
By Michael Hurtt

It’s July 20, 2002 and I’m standing outside of the Millenium Theater in Southfield, Michigan, with my favorite soul singer o read more

New Orleans Times Picayune: Scaled-down Ponderosa Stomp still packs punch

Musical legends fill rock fans' dream bill
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
By Keith Spera
Music writer

When Bobby Charles wrote the 1950s hit "See You Later, Alligator," read more

Christian Science Monitor: The early sound still rocks on -Stomp#3 Preview

"The early sound still rocks on"
By Karl Bremer | Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor
from the November 05, 2003 edition

NEW ORLEANS – "Well the blues had a baby read more

Tales from the Woods, Ponderosa Stomp #2 Review, Night 1

The Annual Tales From The Woods USA Vacation - 2003
Part 1, as penned by Ken Major

April 29th 2003, Ponderosa Stomp, Night 1
"I Don't Want No Bald Headed Woman Telling Me read more

AOL City Guide- Stomp #3 Preview

For those old enough to remember the Jazz Fest's humble early-Seventies beginnings, the event seems to have lost sight of its original goals -- paying proper tribute to jazz, R&B and blues legends. Th read more

Gambit Magazine: Ridin' the Ponderosa - Stomp#3 Preview


04 20 04

Ridin' the Ponderosa:
A scaled-down, more user-friendly Ponderosa Stomp brings back the heroes of rock and soul one more time read more

Tales From the Woods- Ponderosa Stomp #2 Review -Night 2

Ponderosa Stomp - 2003,
Rockabilly Night – Night 2 - by Ken Major

Clairbone Joseph Cheramie
At 4pm Bernard, John Howard, Ian McNeil and I were rummaging in Thrift City, read more



The concerts continue
Friday, April 23, 2004
By Keith Spera
Music writer

As if Jazzfest week weren't already overloade read more

Tales From the Woods - Ponderosa Stomp #2 Review - Night 3, Swamp Pop

By Ken Major and Fread E. Martin

The oft quoted cliché that swamp-pop is a 'musical gumbo' was picked up read more

Offbeat: Hidden Charms > The Bad Roads: Gulf Coast Garage Kings

By Michael Hurtt

Five years ago, Sundazed Records released a snarling, fuzzed-out four song EP by one of the greatest ‘60s garage bands to ever don madras pants, crank up their amplifi read more

PollStar: Start Stompin' - Stomp#3 Preview


Start Stompin'
Updated 01:25 PST Sat, Mar 13 2004

The third annual Ponderosa Stomp Roots Romp is scheduled for A read more

New York Times: Into Byways of the Past (Stomp No2 Review)

Excerpt from New York Times Article "Closing the Hipness Gap in New Orleans" By JON PARELES, May 6th, 2003


Into Byways of the Past

Clarence Frogman Hen read more

Offbeat: Hidden Charms > Dr. Spec’s Optical Illusion: Music To Mess Your Mind

Hidden Charms

Dr. Spec’s Optical Illusion: Music To Mess Your Mind
By Michael Hurtt

Every fan of New Orleans garage punk has a dream. Chances are, if you polled read more

ROLLING STONE.COM - Stomp #3 Preview


In Brief: Courtney, Kanye
Courtney gets disorderly, Kanye gets charitable and more ...

. . TOUSSAINT read more

AP: Elvis backup band reunites at the Rock 'N' Bowl in New Orleans

Associated Press
Posted May 2 2003, 3:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS -- Absent Elivs, All the King's men are back.

Elvis' longtime musicia read more

James "Blood" Ulmer Interview in Offbeat Magazine for Congo Mombo #3

JAMES BLOOD ULMER: No Escape From The Blues

Offbeat Magazine- November, 2003

The September release of James Blood Ulmer's No Escape From the Blues: The Electric Lady Ses read more


Subtitled “I Don’t Want No Bald-Headed Woman Telling Me What to Do,” this first night of the Mystic Knights of the Mau-Mau’s 2nd Annual Ponderosa Stomp promises an embarrassment of musical riches that read more

Second Annual Ponderosa Stomp 2003 Preview: Rockabilly Hall of Fame

The Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau are bringing the legends of Rock-a-billy to the "Big Easy" for three big nights of entertainment. Dr. Ike and The Mystic Knights have done the impossible by gett read more

Ponderosa Stomp no2 Preview - Where Yat Magazine

Ponderosa Stomp

Taking in over sixty-four artists and at least ten genres of music, the three night music festival known as the Ponderosa Stomp may look a bit confusing to those who hav read more

Mojo Magazine: Ponderosa Stomp 2002 (Stomp #1)Review

Ponderosa Stomp, Fine Arts Theatre, New Orleans, Annual dose of quality rock'n'roll, R&B and blues organized by mysterious New Orleans cabal, The Mystic Knights of The Mau-Mau.

For anyo read more

Rockabilly Hall of Fame: Legends of Rock-a-billy Perform a Once in a Lifetime Show in New Orleans, Stomp 2002 Review

Legends of Rock-a-billy
Perform a Once in a Lifetime
Show in New Orleans

In a small renovated movie theater on Constantinople Street in New Orleans, on May 1, 2002, five l read more

Gambit Magazine: Ponderosa Stomp 2002 Preview

Into the Mystic : Local promoters the Mystic Knights of the Maumau present 'Ponderosa Stomp,' a three-day extravaganza of blues, rockabilly, R&B, swamp pop and rock 'n' roll pioneers.

read more

Living Blues: Ponderosa Stomp 2002 Review

Strategically nestled between the two weekends of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the first annual Ponderosa Stomp presented an unprecedented lineup of roots music artists in the spirit of J read more

No Nostalgia's Dale Lawrence: An Extra Week In New Orleans - Stomp 2002 Review

...The Ponderosa Stomp was the name of the mammoth roots-fest organized by an aggregation of rock 'n' roll geeks known as the Mystic Knights of the Mau-Mau. Banding together "to bring the real obscure read more

Mojo Magazine: The Mystic Knights of the Mau-Mau's Last Night I Got Loaded Halloween Costume Ball

New Orleans, Circle Bar
Stellar assembly of R&B and rockabilly legends whoop it up in Mardi Gras town.

To those crammed into the tiny Circle bar, it was hard not to notice Lazy L read more

Mojo Magazine: Howard Tate, Last Night I Got Loaded

The site of Howard Tate's soul comeback, the Circle Bar, is New Orleans' coolest venue and its all thanks to the Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau. read more

High Times: New Orleans Jazzfest 2004 - Stomp#3 Review

Muddied by rain and shadowed by a senseless killing, the 35th annual New Orleans Jazzfest called down the power of music to celebrate life – and 10 years of freedom in South Africa

05-11- read more

SXSW Review: Austin 360 Review - Ponderosa Stomp Showcase

Review: Ponderosa Stomp showcase
By John T. Davis | Saturday, March 15, 2008, 02:02 PM

It’s one of life’s piquant little mysteries how a myriad collection of has-beens, never-qui read more

Stomp 2007 Profile- Lost New Orleans soul - Tony Owens

The Blog the "Vinyl Word" has a post on the rediscovery of Stomp performer Tony Owens.

read more

Stomp 2007 review: MELODY TRIP.COM

Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans

The Ponderosa Stomp. What can you say about this fantastic event? It's billed as '1 night of insane rock and roll', but it's much more than that, with blu read more

Stomp Brooklyn Preview: Time Out New York

The Ponderosa Stomp Bog jam

The Ponderosa Stomp, a ragin’ Cajun New Orleans institution, boogies into town for a two-day fete. Are you ready for some swamp pop?
By Joey Arak
read more

Stomp 2007 Review: Modern Guitars Magazine

Ponderosa Stomp 2007 Joseph A. Rosen Photo Gallery
by Tom Watson (text) and Joseph A. Rosen (photos).

Dennis Coffey performs at the 2007 Ponderosa Stomp. Image © Joseph A. Rosen. read more

SXSW Review, Ponderosa Stomp, Austin American -Statesman, 2007

Ponderosa Stomp showcase
By Parry Gettelman | Saturday, March 17, 2007, 03:27 PM
Show: Ponderosa Stomp showcase

Hometown: South Bend, Ind. (Herb Remington); Lecompte, La. read more