Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars – Activism Through Music

The Louisiana supergroup the Voice of the Wetlands Allstars feature the “crème de la crème” of Louisiana musicians.


“Ain’ No Funk, Like Louisiana Funk” – The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars

“Louisiana Sunshine”
The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars

Tab Benoit and Cyril Neville Interview

The legendary musicians of the Voice of the Wetlands All-stars were already working together with Voice of the Wetland’s volunteers to raise awareness of the erosion of the Gulf Coast wetlands before Hurricane Katrina. They continue to perform together as a common voice to bring attention to the problems that Louisiana’s wetlands face. The groups music is a cross-cut of what you may expect to hear at a New Orleans Jazz or Blues festival.

2012 Blues Music Awards “Entertainer of the Year” Tab Benoit passionately locks into his music and his activism at the same time along with Grammy award winning Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers and Meters, 2012 Blues Music Award winner Johnny Sansone, New Orleans premiere drummer the legendary Johnny Vidacovich, Louisiana Fiddler Waylon Thibodeaux, the big chief of New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, and bassist Corey Duplechin.

No matter how high the water gets this band is here to remind you that “There Ain’t No Funk Like Louisiana Funk” and without Louisiana’s Wetlands there would not be a great performance like this one.

The members of Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars are Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Corey Duplechin, Johnny Vidacovich, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone, and Waylon Thibodeaux.

Recording members of the Voice of the Wetlands Allstars are Dr. John, Anders Osborne, and George Porter Jr appear with touring band on select dates.

Since 2004 the Voice of the Wetland’s mission has been to make the world aware of the importance of South Louisiana Wetlands. The Voice of the Wetlands All-stars help us to create that awareness by touring around the country as our Wetland’s Ambassadors. Here is just a few of the press clippings that the band garner’s as they travel from coast to coast performing and speaking in front of thousands of people from Across America.

“But the VOW All-Stars are touring with a serious message.” “The coastal wetlands of the Gulf of Mexico are disappearing at an unprecedented rate.” – Oregon Music News
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“The tunes were drawn from several places — the band’s recordings, solo CDs and traditional sources — but what the All-Stars played wasn’t nearly as entertaining as how they played it” – Washington Post
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“He also tours yearly to spread the news by word of funk, and tonight he’ll stop in Music City with a like-minded group of Pelican State musicians, including Cajun fiddle boss Waylon Thibodeaux, ambassador of socially conscious groove Cyril Neville, harmonica pro Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone, NOLA drumming institution Johnny Vidacovich, and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the Golden Eagle tribe of Mardi Gras Indians.” – Nashville Scene
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2014 Tour Dates

Date City Venue Country
05/03/14 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival US
07/26/14 Kenner, LA Pontchartrain Center US
Benefit Concert for the Professional Firefighters Association of Louisiana
10/10/14 - 10/12/14 Houma, LA Voice of the Wetlands Festival US

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