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  • Last update: Oct 17, 2009 - 15:33
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  • Founded: July 2009
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
  • Label: drake records

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  • Drew Meez on the Keys

NEW ORLEANS, LA Dem Boys, a coalition of New Orleans' musicians, celebrates the kickoff of the highly anticipated 2009 New Orleans Saints football season with the release of their debut EP fittingly titled "Roll with the Black and Gold."

"We hope this will be the most authentic and lively anthem ever blasted through the Superdome megaphones," said Matt Peoples, one of the band's vocalists.

You can purchase the tracks on iTunes or Amazon.com

Lyrics from the title track "Roll with the Black and Gold" best sum up the high expectations for the upcoming Saints football season: "Oh can't you see them in that black and gold, they're off to the playoffs and then to the Super Bowl…Everybody lets roll!"

The three-song release also includes the tracks "NOLA," a hearty groove that hums with the lesser known elements of life in the Big Easy, and "Feelin' Good in the City," which examines a chance meeting on the banks of the Mississippi River of a gospel quartet, a banjo, and a tuba player with an 808 kick drum.

Dem Boys and independent label Drake Records will contribute 20 percent of all music sales to the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic, a non-profit foundation with a "mission to sustain Louisiana's musicians in body, mind and spirit by developing access to primary care, preventative health services, as well as social and occupational outreach."
Meez, Wick, Peoples, and Strawdaddy (photo by Jerry Moran)

Meez, Wick, Peoples, and Straw (by Jerry Moran)

Members of the all-local group are: drummer/producer Eric Heigle, vocalist Matt Zarba of The M@ Peoples Collective, vocalist Sherman "Strawdaddy" Johnson of Tipitinas Uptown, and pianist Andrew Meehan of Gravity A.

Also contributing to the project were Grammy-winning engineer Chris Finney, bassist Jon Solomon (also of Gravity A), vocalist Robin Kinchen of The Voodoo Revue, vocalist Sasha Masakowski of NovaNola, saxophonist James Martin of Happy Jack Frequency, tuba player John Gross of The Panorama Jazz Band, banjo player Chris Edmunds of The New Orleans Moonshiners, trumpet player Josh Leblanc of The Givers , and guitarist Korey Richey of Dockside Studios.

Dem Boys hope their debut release will showcase the City of New Orleans' unique culture that brings together musicians from all styles and walks of life through their shared love of music and all things NOLA.

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    Congratulations!
    Left by Yardbird, on Feb 8, 2010 - 5:27
    That was a great game. I expect theses songs will be in big demand.
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  • Left by CesarJulius, on Feb 7, 2010 - 19:00
    WHO DAT?
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  • Wow!
    Left by Jon Hecox, on Feb 6, 2010 - 18:37
    I just listened to Roll with the Black and Gold, as it was on the front page, and DAMN! That's a great tune! I just wanna dance and drink to that... really freaking jumpin. Fun fun song

    Love it!
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  • Left by CesarJulius, on Jan 25, 2010 - 20:01
    lets do it, SAINTS!!!
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  • Left by Justin Le, on Jan 25, 2010 - 0:10
    well if it isn't a band who can always manage to make me smile.
    great sound, guys. thanks for putting your music up here for all of us to enjoy =)
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  • Left by Marshall Stokes, on Oct 17, 2009 - 19:28
    Wow you guys are amazing! What excellent music and positive energy, so refreshing! Keep up the good work, hope to catch a show some time soon. Let me know if you'll be playing any shows in Austin. In the meantime I'll be trying to get out to Nola... do you have CDs of the EP for sale?
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      Left by Drew Meez on the Keys, on Oct 18, 2009 - 8:00
      We'll let you know for sure about any Austin dates. We do have the EP for sale. Amazon and iTunes has it, but the hard copy is in stores all around New Orleans. We're actually going down to the superdome today for the game to try to sell CDs to fans while we sing along with the CD...
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