Get ready for a fun party and a FREE CONCERT! Gather with your friends, colleagues or customers for hors d'oeuvres and drinks, along with some great music.
2015 Entertainment: The subdudes
iLandscape welcomes The subdudes! The subdudes are an American roots rock group from New Orleans. Their music is a blending of American folk, swamp pop, New Orleans rhythm and blues, Louisiana blues, country, cajun/zydeco, funk, soul and gospel with harmonic vocals. The subdudes have released eleven critically acclaimed albums and are known for their hard-core base of fans and relentless touring. In March 2014, the band reunited with the original lineup for the first time in 17 years and are playing select shows. The subdudes have been recently featured on the HBO series Treme. They have appeared at numerous Chicago venues such as the House of Blues. Their music is a mainstay on WXRT radio.
In 1987, four musicians got together for what they envisioned would be a one-time performance in New Orleans. It was a night of mostly acoustic music, but the show far exceeded expectations, and the subdudes were born.
The band draws most of their inspiration from the sounds of their native New Orleans, blending blues, gospel, funk, and R&B with their own harmony vocals. The band previously backed artists such as Joni Mitchell and Roseanne Cash, prior to releasing 11 albums between 1991-2009.
After a short hiatus, the band joined forces with Bob Dylan's guitarist Freddy Koella, on production duty, for their 2004's hit album Miracle Mule. The album was followed by the widely popular Behind the Levee (2006) and Street Symphony (2007).
“If you haven't heard the Subdudes before,” says about.com, “imagine the hottest, most humid day you can think of. You're sitting on the edge of the Mississippi River, two-thirds of the way through a daiquiri, and there's just something in the air that makes you want to get up and groove.” The band’s soulful, joyous sound captures the fun and funk of their native New Orleans.
Join us for a night to remember at iLandscape 2015 and see for yourself why after nearly 30 years, nobody in the world sounds like them.