The New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings

 Members: Bruce Brackman – Clarinet Charlie Fardella – Trumpet Matt Rhody – Violin Tom Saunders – Bass Saxophone John Rodli – Guitar Robert Snow – Bass Genre: Jazz, Swing, New Orleans, Dance Hometown: New Orleans, LA Current Location: New Orleans, LA Artists We Also Like: The Palmetto Bug Stompers, The Treme Brass Band, Miss Sophie Lee, The Hot Club of New Orleans, Washboard Chaz, The Loose Marbles, Linnzi Zaorski,Glen David Andrews,King James and The Specialmen ,The Tomcats,Washboard Rodeo,The Storyville Stompers,Kermit Ruffins and many other New Orleans Bands.

Influences: Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Dickie Wells, Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet,Louis Prima,Fats Waller,Washboard Rhythm Kings,Wingy Manone.

Biography: The New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings are composed of six former members of the New Orleans Jazz Vipers. This group is often known for their unamplified simplicity covering obscure and popular tunes alike. Continuing to carry the torch, these fellas are performing regularly in New Orleans on Frenchmen Street playing unapologetic, no nonsense, traditional and not so New Orleans Jazz.

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