Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Leadbelly and more: Hayden Camp and friends at Actor's Cafe at 8 pm Sat, July 12

Hayden Camp, Shreveport
Originally uploaded by trudeau
Hayden Camp guitared up under the influence of Kurt Cobain. He once pounded out sharp versions of Cobain's hits.

Happily, one of the people admired and covered by Cobain was local legend Huddie Leadbelly Ledbetter ("In the Pines"). Somehow teen artist Camp was touched by the songs of the Sweet Singer From the Swamplands. Today when I think of Camp I think of folk music written and played with the conviction and style brought to the world by Leadbelly.

Prior to his move to New Orleans, Camp was a member of the Noids alongside Paul Garner and Jesse Gabriel. Thus we would expect the Noids to join him in grinding out original punk tunes as well as various Leadbelly tunes and Camp's originals.

Actor's Cafe seems to be the main indie hangout place nowadays.

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