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Kelli Jones and her HonkyTonk Playboys

Jalopy Theater

K.C. Jones (aka Kelli Jones) out of Lafayette LA, is mainly known from her years touring with Cajun bands, Feufollet and T'Monde, but she recently released a fantastic solo album on Free Dirt Records called "Queen of the In Between." This record takes a hard left from Cajun music and enters into more of the psychedelic-indie-folk territory. We're elated that she will be performing songs off her latest album on Sunday evening at Jalopy Theatre with Chris Stafford (Feufollet) on guitar/pedal steel, and Trey Boudreaux (The Revelers) on bass.

Following that, we'll move the pews and have a dance party with Kelli Jones & Her Honkytonk Playboys! The "Playboys" will include Trey Boudreaux, Chris Stafford, Raphael Macgregor and Larry Eagle.

Tickets: $25 Advanced (before Jan 9)/ $30 General (after Jan 9).

Proof of vaccination required for entry!

About K.C. Jones:

K.C. Jones moves so effortlessly between genres, traditions, and musical concepts that it’s clear she was born with an insatiable artistic curiosity. As a teenager, she emerged from a deeply musical Appalachian family to become one of the foremost singers, guitarists, and dancers in old-time music. Moving to Southwest Louisiana, she quickly learned Cajun French and began writing preternaturally gifted original songs in dual languages with progressive Cajun bands like Grammy-nominated Feufollet and T’Monde. Both of these jumping off points, what she casually refers to as “obsessions,” have fueled the music on her debut solo record, "Queen of the In Between," but she also seamlessly references so much more, everything from classic country to psychedelic rock to contemporary indie roots singer-songwriters. Jones is a fearless bandleader, weaving together an opus that sounds remarkably cohesive. She’s roaming the halls of 20th century Americana synthesizing a century’s worth of music with ease. It’s not simply a meld of seemingly disparate influences; Queen of the in Between dazzles in its ability to speak to the universality of human emotion.


Havaquinho and Mike Lavalle's Forro party

The Owl

Mike Lavalle and Raphael McGregor have been playing Brazilian music for years in bands such as Scott Kettner's Nation Beat, Mike Lavalle's Forro Party, and Rob Curto's Forro for All. Their latest project, Havaquinho, presents Brazilian classics in a stripped-down setting featuring steel guitar and cavaquinho, which highlights the melodic and harmonic intricacy of forro, samba, and choro.


Brain Cloud Reunion Show!

Jalopy Theater

For one night only, the Brain Cloud will be back in action at the fabulous Jalopy Theatre! Don't miss this chance to see this much-beloved band which hasn't played together until 2019!

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Raphael McGregor - Lap Steel, Composition, Arrangements, Education

Raphael McGregor is one of the most in-demand steel players in New York City. Since moving to Brooklyn in 2002, he has had the opportunity to perform and record with a wide variety of renowned musicians, most notably Willie Nelson, Darol Anger and Michael Manring, Adam Levy, Jason Loughlin, Emmy-Award winning composer Paul Brill, Alan Harris, Noam Pikelny, Matt Munisteri, Cyro Baptista, and Chas Justus and the Red Stick Ramblers.  For eight years he was the guitarist and steel player for the international touring act Nation Beat, which performed all over North America and Brazil, including such notable venues as Farm Aid, Montreal Jazzfest, Porto Musical in Recife, Brazil, Stern Grove, the Hollywood Palladium, Globalfest, and New York's Blue Note. As well as being an in-demand sideman for many acts in the New York City area, Raphael is the steel player for the Brain Cloud and regularly leads his own bands.

In 2013, Raphael released his first CD as a leader, Fretless, which continues to garner critical acclaim and is available on CdBaby, Itunes, and in other major digital distribution outlets.  

In 2018, Raphael co-produced the Steel Guitar Unconvention, a celebration of steel guitar music in Brooklyn. The festival is in its third year and has featured artists such as Doug Jernigan, Lucky Oceans, Kashiah Hunter, Dave Easley, Susan Alcorn, Mike Neer, and many other local and national musicians. In 2019 Raphael received a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council to put on the festival for its second year.