Tom Hall & The Plowboys — Embodying the spirit of New Orleans, the carnivalesque and traditional folk music, The Plowboys come across as a roving gang of musical gypsies more than a traditional rock band. Populated with accordion, trumpet, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, drums, acoustic bass and guitars, the Plowboys’ musical pick-up game creates a sonic milieu underneath the dominant and inimitable Tom Hall’s musical lead. These guys will tackle almost any kind of tune, from alt-country standards and traditional folk tunes to Mardi Gras dance music and North Mississippi blues. Throw in Hall’s own inimitable originals, and you’ve got yourself a perfect little Plowboy stew going. "the Free times" August, 2011. "The State newspaper "recently described us like this "Tom Hall and the Plowboys, a band known for tackling the theatrical extreme ( “Plowboys and Indians: Visions of Black Elk” and “The Sharecropper’s Daughter”), doesn’t get enough credit for being tremendous players and entertainers. Whether it’s country, folk or rock — all seemingly bayou flavored — this band always makes sure the music is top notch.
The band formed in 2002, released Raw #1 to no critical acclaim what so ever. Followed up in 2004 with a 30 song folk rock opera the Sharecroppers daughter, which was a mind blowing tale of dixie tragedy using film, paintings and over 500 slide pictures. This took the band all over, from NY city to New Orleans. Followed up with "troublesome blade" in 2007 the band explored its cajun itch. In 2010 the band wrote a musical opera to the chants described by Sioux Medecine Man Black Elk as described in the book by John Neihardt, "Black Elk Speaks". The band then made a film of this whole situation to give the audience no chance to not be overwhelmed, that was the theory, you decide. Come see us live and see what THE PLOW is all about. We never quit.