COOT / Press

“COOT's CD "has a Dr. John meets Widespread Panic-esque quality".”

“It's great to have your music in the magazine.”

"Elements of Allman Bros, Little Feat and even Dire Straits. I love the genre and the groove and sound. That CD rocks. I am listening to it over and over again."

TL - fan mail

"Nice review (in the Offbeat). Threadhead Foundation is proud to have been associated with the CD"

“J.J. Cale backed by Little Feat.”

“from a fan of the debut COOT CD: "What strikes me most is the smooth, relaxed atmosphere. As one cat to another, I can tell you guys really like each other, it shows a lot of respect for each other’s chops. "”


“Damn its getting Coot-tagious up in the NOLA!!!!”


“The Young Leadership Council (YLC) announced the schedule for Wednesday at the Square concerts. The Radiators kickoff the series on March 30, and concerts run Wednesdays through June 15. The concerts generally feature two bands from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and there is an art market as well as food and drink available in Lafayette Square (600 block of St. Charles Avenue). Headliners include Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins, Marcia Ball, Anders Osborne, Galactic and others. Full schedule after the jump. Spring 2011 Wednesday at the Square March 30 The Radiators April 6 Soul Rebels Brass Band Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue April 13 COOT Kermit Ruffins”

“Friday- October 8. 2010- Today’s Times-Picayune has a story about a bounce rapper who has become an “overnight” sensation despite being in the business for over 10 years. The same thing can be said for the soulful rockers, COOT. The band has actually been playing together for over 15 years. But beginning with a delightful opening set at the Krewe of MOMs Halloween Ball in 2008, they have gradually emerged as “ones to watch.” This month the band is on fire. Besides their first-ever performance at the Mid City club this evening, they are headlining their first weekend show at Le Bon Temp Roule next Saturday and they earned a coveted slot at the Voodoo Music Experience Halloween weekend. They have also been in the studio much of the summer recording their first album, which will be released in the coming months. For more details on the music of COOT, read my “5 Questions with Brian Rueb,” the lead guitarist, at http://neworleansmusiconline.com/wordpress/?p=264”

“Y'all were the perfect ending to the day. Folks had a blast. I heard great reviews about y'all afterwards. Thanks for coming out and performing.”

KM - Broadmoor Neighborhood Assoc.

“Yea Baby!!! Diggin it!!”

M.R. - Outhouse

“It's a COOT-iful world these days.”


“I LOVE COOT!!! I look forward to each show. I really enjoy listing to u guys music and watching y'all play.”

Sharon Prestenbach - The SP

“Though they have been together as a band for 15 years, COOT is beginning to generate some traction on the New Orleans music scene. They play all original music that is steeped in the zeitgeist of the rich musical history of New Orleans. See COOT at the Zeitgeist at 8pm this Saturday, July 11.”


“Y'all should be headlining that place! (COOT @ CarrolltonSt. 9pm. 7/18/09) After seeing the Avenue Pub gig, I have no doubt that your music is ready to headline major venues in this town.”

Logan Emory - The LE