Bonerama, Galactic, Irma Thomas headed to Tampa Bay area

Quite a few New Orleans acts are headed to the Tampa Bay area in ’09.

I just heard that Bonerama, the raucous trombones-plus-rhythm funk/rock band, is playing Jan. 3 at Acers Lounge in Bradenton (I’ve yet to visit that club). And Bonerama will be back May 16 for the 28th annual WMNF Tropical Heatwave. The attached video clip documents Bonerama’s performance of Hendrix’s “Crosstown Traffic” at a Louisiana Music Factory in-store in 2005.


Galactic returns to Jannus Landing on Jan. 2, with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, also on the bill for Heatwave.

Irma Thomas, the queen of New Orleans R&B, headlines the closing day of the Tampa Bay Blues Fest, March 20-22 at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.

Also headed to Heatwave, in addition to Trombone Shorty, and Bonerama, is Big Sam’s Funky Nation.

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  1. If you like Bonerama, you must check out their rendition of Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” on FUNKY KIDZ. The Bones, along with 11 other New Orleans’ greats (George Porter Jr., Ivan Neville, Radiators and more) do funked up versions of classic kids songs we all know and love (Zip a dee doo dah, Yellow Submarine, etc.) Perfect for the kid in all of us. Visit to take a listen

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