The Honorable South

guest_2015-March_The-Honorable-SouthThe Honorable South describes themselves as Timeless Americana songwriting, raw rock anthem energy, 808s, guitar licks, feel good verses, and soulful roots commentary drive this inimitable creative force.

Hailing from New Orleans, USA, their 2012 release of I Love My Tribe, a follow up to their 2009 EP Dirty in the Light, saw the band featured in 365 Dreams Band of the Day iPhone app, blazing across festival stages, and supporting international and national acts like Macy Gray, Girl in a Coma, Cody ChesnuTT, and Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes.

Their sophomore release Faithful Brave & Honest is a gallant sonic feat. It sounds like an electric novella set in New Orleans and feels like a spirited testament to what can happen when dreams, reality, and originality dance to wild rhythms at dusk. The South cultivates in their tribe: a celebration, a unity, and an awareness of individual power. The Honorable South is spellbinding Rock-n-soul goddess, vocalist/songwriter Ms. Charm Taylor, guitarist/composer Matthew Rosenbeck, bassist/songwriter Charles Lumar II, the unorthodox drummer Jamal Batiste (Get on Up, Los Hombres Calientes, Jon Cleary & AMG, The Wild Magnolias) and renowned guitarist/producer Danny Kartel (Rap a Lot, No Limit).


The Honorable South appears on the March 2015 episode of The Goodnight Show!


Margie Perez

gns3.5.29MARGIE PEREZ is a dynamic and vivacious performer specializing in a versatile blend of Blues, Pop, and New Orleans Funk. She is also the coordinator of the Mardi Gras bead recycling program at the Arc of Greater New Orleans.

She has performed with her fabulous Funky Band at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the French Quarter Festival, the Freret Street Festival, and in 2009 she charmed an international audience at the Radio Indigo & Blues Festival in Bangalore India. “Offbeat” magazine says Margie “is one of the hardest working musicians in New Orleans.” Besides leading her own band, she is featured vocalist in Fatien Ensemble, a perfect mix of Jazz and West African percussion. They have played Jazz Fest, the French Quarter Fest and Congo Square Rhythms Festival. She is also a member of the Afro-Cuban percussion and vocal ensemble, Michael Skinkus & Moyuba. They have had multiple Jazz Fest appearances and in 2008 took home the Big Easy Award for Best World/Reggae band. She shows her Rock & Roll side as lead singer of the psychedelic party band, the Ibervillians.

Her latest project is The Honeypots, a harmonious Girl group with Lynn Drury, Monica McIntyre. Their debut CD on Threadhead Records was nominated for best Roots/Rock CD of 2012 by the Best of the Beat Awards in New Orleans.


Margie appears on the Feb. 2015 episode of The Goodnight Show!


Caesar Meadows

guest_2015-Feb_Caesar-MeadowsCaesar Meadows is an American cartoonist who has published the monthly comic strip Mumbeaux Gumbo in the New Orleans magazine Where Y’at since August 2001. His other monthly comic strip Qomix has been published in Antigravity magazine since 2005.

He likes to reformat his comic strips as special-edition micro-comics which he then gives out to people during Mardi Gras. He also sells them in capsule vending machines in select locations around New Orleans.

Caesar used to operate Jigsaw Junction, an archive of comics, in Reserve, Louisiana.

In 2010, Caesar edited and released the first issue of “FEAST yer eyes,” a New Orleans Illustration & Comix tabloid newspaper anthology featuring the work of several crescent city cartoonists.


Caesar appears on the Feb. 2015 episode of The Goodnight Show!



Al “Carnival Time” Johnson

gns3.5.44Alvin Johnson, Sr., best known for his famous song, “Carnival Time,” has been a New Orleans Mardi Gras icon for over 40 years. A Rhythm & Blues performer, Al is a New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival veteran and has worked with the likes of Aaron Neville, Oliver Morgan, Bobby Lonero as well as (the late Tommy Ridgley, Jessie Hill, Bobby Mitchell, Eddie Bo & Ernie K-Doe) 

Al has performed on the “Louisiana Jukebox” TV program and been the star of a highly successful Louisiana Lottery Mardi Gras campaign. Al has also been the subject of numerous articles in Mardi Gras Guide, New Orleans Magazine, Offbeat Magazine, The Louisiana Weekly, The Times Picayune, and Gambit Weekly.

Al’s newest song, the critically acclaimed “Lower Ninth Ward Blues”, appeared in the Oscar nominated film “Rachel Getting Married”, and Al has been honored with induction into The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame.

Al appears on the Feb. 2015 episode of the Goodnight Show!



Feb 2015 | Episode 305

February 4th 2015 | Cafe Istanbul | 8:00 PM

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Caesar Meadows // cartoonist & President ‘tit Rex Parade
Margie Perez // Mardi Gras Bead recycling Coordinator – Arc of Greater New Orleans
Vincent Zambon // Comedian

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January 2015 | Episode 304

January 7th 2015 | Cafe Istanbul | 8:00 PM

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Tami Nelson & Chris Trew  // Comedians, co-founders of The New Movement
Jackie Sumell // Artist & Activist
Hot 8 Brass Band // musical guest

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Tami Nelson & Chris Trew

“Tami Nelson and Chris Trew have shaped their brand by challenging the expectations of what a comedy show and the scene around it looks like” – Splitsider

“a fiercely enjoyable brainwarp of a time” – The Austin Chronicle

Tami Nelson and Chris Trew are comedians and co-founders of The New Movement. They perform a weekly comedy show in New Orleans, as well as bring their comedy on tour across the country.

Chris & Tami appear on the January 7th 2015 episode of The Goodnight Show!



Jackie Sumell

Jackie Sumell is a multidisciplinary artist inspired most by the lives of everyday people. Her work speaks to both traditional artist communities and those historically marginalized from the political process. Her work was a center piece for the 2008 New Orleans Biennial, Prospect 1, the 2010 St Etienne Design Biennial, and Nancy Solomon’s Westobou Festival 2012.

Sumell’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the US and Europe, including The Luggage Store Gallery, Artists Space NY, deYoung Museum, Royal College of Art and Dublin County Museum. She has been the recipient of several residencies and awards including Akademie Schloss Solitude, and InContext-3 (Ireland), [CCA] Udjadowski Castle residency in Warsaw Poland. Ms Sumell also received a cultural fellowship to participate in the Stars Symposium in Penglai China 2012. Sumell published 2 artist books A=AGHT (2008) and The House That Herman Built (2006/2008) which documents the extraordinary collaboration with longterm solitary confinement prisoner and Black Panther, Herman Wallace. Their collaboration was featured by the NYTimes, Art Forum, Newsweek, Citizen K, Domus, Huffington Post, Mother Jones, TDR and most recently as the cover/ feature of Afterimage Journal. Her work with Herman Wallace inspired the award winning documentary Herman’s House by filmmaker Angad Bhalla. This film was screened nationally on PBS in 2013.

She received a B.S. from the College of Charleston, and M.F.A. from Stanford University. Ms Sumell currently resides in New Orleans Louisiana where she continues to work on Herman’s House, and several other advocacy based projects. She is 2013 Soros Justice Fellow.

Jackie Sumell appears on the January 7th 2015 episode of The Goodnight Show!