Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes rocks the house all the time every time! This classically trained New Orleans-based band delivers a smorgasbord of musical genres every time they hit the stage. JSDN defy easy categorization, their irreverent funk is cut with rock riffs, a Gypsy/Klezmer flare, a Latin tinge courtesy of a hard hitting horn section, and a sense of humor.
JSDN is a collection of carefully crafted alter egos, mystical musicians hesitant to share their personal selves but collectively ready to funk beyond the call of duty. The ensemble features Johnny Sketch (Marc Paradis) on guitar, electric cello, and lead vocals; Busta Gnutt (Dave Pomerleau) on bass and backing vocals; Dirty Johnny (Andre Bohren) on drums and backing vocals; and Johnny Rico (Omar Ramirez) on trumpet and flugelhorn: Johnny Come Lately (Brad Walker) on Saxophones.
With a live show that is as carefully crafted as their musical arrangements, JSDN want the audience to have FUN; carrying them from a calm, funky groove to a full blown frenzy at the drop of a hat. In New Orleans, and across the country JSDN have developed a loyal following of die-hard fans.
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is an eightpiece powerhouse that puts a modern spin on classic soul. The
band is led by Arleigh Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow), whose astoundingly powerful voice and sly demeanor make
for a spellbinding presence onstage. She is backed by the mighty force of The Dirty Birds, a flock of seven men
who masterfully lay down thundering grooves and soaring melodies. While each of the Birds are capable of
lighting up the stage with jawdropping displays of musicianship, it’s clear they’re all focused on delivering the
band’s infectious music as a single entity. Simply put, the band’s live show is explosive.The band has earned a reputation as a true roadwarrior. Since they started touring in 2011, SS&TDB has
played 150 shows each year all across the US (45 states so far) and Canada. Along the way, they've racked up
a formable list of festival appearances, including Bonnaroo, Firefly, Mountain Jam, Voodoo Experience, Bear
Creek, Gathering of the Vibes, Telluride Jazz, and late night sets at Austin City Limits and Jazz Fest in New
Orleans. They've also shared the stage with Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) and Warren Haynes at a Midnight
Ramble at Levon Helm's Studio, played with Gov't Mule at the Beacon Theatre in New York, and opened for a
long list of tremendous acts like The Avett Brothers, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Dr. John, Fitz and
the Tantrums, Counting Crows, JJ Grey and Mofro, moe., Soulive, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and the
Funky Meters. Equally at home in the studio as they are onstage, their EP Fight (2013) was produced by
Grammy awardwinner and former American Idol Judge Randy Jackson.
The band is building a following the oldfashioned way – and the demand for their infectious music has kept
them on a relentless tour schedule across the country. Fueled by the band’s boundless energy, every show turns into a wild dance party, and the Dirty Birds are establishing a rabid following of fans eager to receive a potent dose of good times, delivered by the band night after night.