Join us for a special extended Americana Afternoon on Saturday, April 11. Guests include singer/songwriter Mark Stepakoff at 12:00pm, singer/songwriter Eli Conley at 1:15pm, and New Orleans band Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen at 2:30pm. This is a free event.
About Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen
Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen is a folk/country/blues band based in New Orleans. In 2009, Todd Day Wait put everything he owned on the curb of his home in Columbia, Missouri, and started what would become a seemingly never-ending cross-county voyage. Traveling in a vegetable oil-powered airport shuttle bus, he headed out to California by way of the Rocky Mountains, and ended up in New Orleans. Along the way, he would find collaborators where he could, picking up one line-up for a few states, and rotating regionally. Relying on each musician’s various strengths, Todd would adapt his music to suit them, shifting genres as he did states. Through this process, Todd Day Wait arrived at a musical aesthetic that blends blues, folk, country, early R&B, and soul. In 2012, after years on the road, Todd Day Wait relocated to New Orleans and the permanent line-up of Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen was formed, including Matt Dethrow on upright bass, George Aschmann on fiddle, and Todd Day Wait on guitar. Today, Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen can be found playing on the streets of the French Quarter and in venues throughout New Orleans.