Since forming in 2003 the Creole String Beans have defined a new era in South Louisiana rock ‘n roll by digging up the most obscure New Orleans and Louisiana Swamp Pop chestnuts, mixing in the most iconic of local glory-days hits, and delivering this hot musical gumbo with style and energy. Now, with a fresh batch of authentic sounding original songs added to their already successful local and regional repertoire, the ‘Beans zero in and deliver the pure, unadulterated sound of South Louisiana. Their infectious combination of velvety Swamp Pop with rockin’ Gulf Coast Rhythm & Blues has made Creole String Beans a staple at festivals and clubs throughout the region.
The band’s latest release, Shrimp Boots & Vintage Suits, was selected as a finalist on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards list in the Best Regional Roots Album of the Year category. “Shrimp Boots” also won the coveted Roots Rock Album of the Year award from the readers of Offbeat magazine and made Keith Spera of the Times Picayune’s Ten Best Albums of the Year list in 2011 with its “ambitious multidimensional mix of passionate rockers and classic R & B.”
From jump, the band’s mission has been to keep the great indigenous music of New Orleans and South Louisiana alive in a live context; to keep the dancers sweating on the floor and the listeners smiling behind their beers. Shrimp Boots & Vintage Suits is simply the next step in their evolution as the new ambassadors of the Crescent City sound.