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3rd Annual Ponderosa Stomp Music History Conference Schedule & Artists

Ponderosa Stomp Music Conference

General Information for 2010 Music History Conference:

The Conference takes place Friday September 24th and Saturday September 25th, at the Louisiana State Museum’s historic Cabildo in Jackson Square.

An array of iconic musicians will be interviewed at the conference including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: Duane Eddy, Ronnie Spector, and Dave Bartholomew. See the full schedule below!

Selected sessions from the 2010 conference will be live-streamed on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website.

3rd Annual American Music History Conference Daily Schedule:

  • Friday, September 24th, 2010

    • Arsenal Room, 3rd Floor

      • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
        Duane Eddy with Deke Dickerson

        Chrome-domed rockabilly punk Deke Dickerson is a longtime Stomp backing bandleader and accomplished musician and music writer in his own right. Two guitar slingers go head to head, as he chats with legendary King of Twang and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Duane Eddy.

      • 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
        Jimi Espinoza of Thee Midniters with Dr. Lauren Onkey and Kid Congo Powers

        Renegade punk-blues guitar stylist Kid Congo Powers – of the Cramps, the Gun Club and Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds – joins Rock and Roll Hall of Fame VP of Education and Public Programs Lauren Onkey in this discussion with original bassist Jimi Espinoza of Thee Midniters, who ignited Chicano rock in 60’s East L.A. with cruising anthems like “Whittier Blvd.”

      • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
        Gloria Jones with Ann Powers

        Los Angeles Times senior pop critic discusses with Gloria Jones what is truly a life in rock – from her influential soul cuts like “Tainted Love” to her life on the glam-rock scene with Marc Bolan.

      • 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
        Ronnie Spector with Dr. Lauren Onkey

        The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Dr. Lauren Onkey chats with the legendary Ronnie Spector – the diminutive, high-haired wild child whose commitment to rock n’roll started in Spanish Harlem, survived Phil Spector, influenced the Rolling Stones and the Ramones and still burns bright today.

    • First Floor Gallery

      • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
        Ian Dunlop with Holly George-Warren

        Award-winning author, journalist and Western wear expert Holly George-Warren talks with Ian Dunlop, original bassist for Gram Parsons’ pre-Burrito outfit the International Submarine Band.

      • 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
        The Trashmen with Jason Hanley

        The Trashmen, the wild 60’s Minnesotans behind the bird share the word with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame director of education Jason Hanley.

      • 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
        Sugarboy Crawford with Rick Coleman

        Award-winning Fats Domino biographer Rick Coleman talks with New Orleans R&B legend James “Sugarboy” Crawford, whose 1953 Chess-cut version of “Jock-A-Mo” remains one of the most popular updates of the traditional Mardi Gras Indian chant.

      • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
        Floyd Soileau with John Broven

        Two legends come together in this conversation. British-born author John Broven remains the definitive authority on South Louisiana swamp pop, Cajun music and R&B, with his groundbreaking texts “South to Louisiana” (1983) “Rhythm & Blues in New Orleans” (1974) and “Record Makers and Breakers.”(2009)His longtime associate Floyd Soileau cut the records Broven wrote the books on, founding seminal labels like Jin, Swallow, Vee Pee and Big Mamou to put out artists like Clifton Chenier and Rod Bernard.

  • Satrurday, September 25th, 2010

    • Arsenal Room, 3rd Floor

      • 2:30 – 1:30 p.m.
        Tommy Brown with Chris Morris

        Grammy-nominated Los Angeles-based writer and DJ Chris Morris, the 60’s bluesman turned 70’s “party record”-making comedian. The Atlanta-based bluesman has held down legend status for over half a century, playing, hanging and entertaining with artists from T-Bone Walker to Tina Turner.

      • 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
        Wendy Rene, Lala Brooks and Barbara Lynn with Holly George-Warren

        Award-winning author Holly George-Warren leads the Stomp Conference’s second installent of the “Here Come The Girls” panel, which she originally moderated at the first conference in 2008. Cult Stax singer Wendy Rene of “BBQ” fame, girl group legend Lala Brooks, and left-handed Gulf Coat guitar empress Barbara Lynn share their stories of the vagaries of the music business for black women in the prefeminist era.

      • 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
        Dave Bartholomew with John Broven and Ira “Dr. Ike” PadnosMade possible with support from Cyril E. Vetter

        Without the talents of producer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout and trumpeter Dave Bartholomew, the world would never have heard of a piano player named Fats – and that’s only scratching the edge of the tip of the iceberg for Dave Bartholomew, New Orleans’ premier architect of rock n’roll. With Stomp founder Dr. Ike and chronicler John Broven, Bartholomew shares his firsthand account of the dawn of the American rock and R&B sound.

    • First Floor Gallery

      • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
        Leroy Martin and Johnnie Allan with John Broven and Michael Hurtt

        South Louisiana music authority John Broven and frequent MOJO contributor and musician Michael Hurtt talk with Cajun guitar legends Leroy Martin and Johnnie Allan. Look for a possible appearance by their longtime co-conspirator and legendary Ville Platte record man Floyd Soileau!

      • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
        Lil Buck Sinegal with Ira “Dr. Ike” Padnos

        Ponderosa Stomp secret weapon Lil Buck Sinegal has led the band for Stomp events for the event’s entire history. With running buddy Dr. Ike, he finally discloses his story of life as South Louisiana’s crack guitar slinger, from Clifton Chenier’s band to hundreds of Excello sessions to “Monkey in a Sack” and “Cat Scream.”

      • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
        Roy Head with Andy Schwartz

        Texas wild man Roy Head can still do the alligator, offer marital advice, whip a roadhouse into a soul frenzy and probably fry an egg all at the same time. The irrepressible soul man behind “Treat Her Right” chats with New York Rocker founder and longtime music journalist Andy Schwartz.

*** 15 to 30 minutes between sessions is allowed for the audience of each discussion to change over at a comfortable pace. Please be respectful of our schedule, and join the speakers and moderators in the courtyard or the second floor gallery record fair following their session for refreshments, further conversation and memorabilia signing. ***

The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation thanks Dr. Lauren Onkey and Jason Hanley of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for hosting this year’s Music History Conference.

A complimentary lunch courtesy of the Green Goddess Restaurant, Desperados Pizza and the R Bar will be served in the courtyard at 1 p.m. daily – first come, first served.

The Ponderosa Stomp-curated exhibit “Unsung Heroes: The Secret History of Louisiana Rock n’Roll” is on view on floor 2A of the Cabildo during the Ponderosa Stomp Music History Conference. Admission to the Conference allows you to entrance to the exhibit, as well.