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"A Lil Boukou In Your Cup" Now Available!!

Thanks to every one who has purchased the Cd Already!!! Go to www.Cdbaby.com to purchase..the link at www,boukougroove.com will also get you there!!

Update on upcoming release

"A lil Boukou in your Cup" is in the works at Neptone recording in Destin.....Great surprise performances from New Orleans and Nashville in the works as well!

Boukou Groove at The Village Door on Wednesdays!!

Starting Wed July 6th Boukou Groove will be playing every Wed 5-9 pm at John Wieners Village Door in Baytowne Wharf!



Festival attendees will be treated to multiple performances by award-winning artists Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls (Closer To Fine, Galileo, Least Complicated), Jeffrey Steele (When the Lights Go Down - Faith Hill, What Hurts the Most, These Days - Rascal Flatts; The Cowboy in Me - Tim Mc Graw), Shawn Mullins (Lullaby, Beautiful Wreck, Light You Up), Rodney Crowell (After All Of This Time), Chely Wright (Shut Up and Drive, Single White Female), Gary Nicholson (One More Last Chance), Gretchen Peters (Independence Day), Tim Nichols (Live Like You Were Dying, Girls Lie Too), Dar Williams (Beauty of the Rain, Mercy of the Fallen), Mat Kearney (Nothing Left To Lose), Mary Gauthier, Greg Barnhill (Walkaway Joe, House of Love), Vicki Peterson (The Bangles), Randall Bramblett, Chuck Cannon (I Love The Way You Love Me), Lari White, Bryan Kennedy (American Honky Tonk Bar Association), Vienna Teng, Susan Cowsill (The Cowsills), Michelle Malone, Kevin Kinney, Suzi Ragsdale, Kyle Jacobs, Jennifer Knapp, Chas Sandford, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Joe Leathers, Tania Elizabeth (The Duhks), Fred Wilhelm, Brian White, Karyn Williams White, Pete Sallis, Nicole Witt, Billy Montana, Sonia Leigh, Ben Glover, Madison Violet, Larkin Poe, Reed Waddle, The Smoking Flowers, Louise Mosrie, Reed Waddle, Billy Bright, Jen Foster, Pearl Heart, Kelsey Anna, Mike Whitty, Blake Guthrie, Carmel Mikol, Jeep Rosenberg, Emily Lynch, Sterling Fletcher, Daphne Willis and Franko “Washboard” Jackson, Angel Snow, Donnie Sundal, Tim Jackson, Jon Black, Kaci Bolls, Rachel Loy and Lauren Lucas. More artists will be announced soon.


ONE NIGHT ONLY - A rare chance to see Junior Marvin, lead vocalist/guitarist for The Original Wailers reggae band. Junior sang alongside Bob Marley until Marley's death in 1981. He continues to tour worldwide with the original Wailers.

Junior played on the critically acclaimed album Exodus - which was voted Time Magazines "Best Album of the 20th Century". Junior will be in town recording at Donnie Sundal's Neptone Recording Studio in Destin and has graciously consented to do a charity event at John Wehner's VILLAGE DOOR in the Village of Baytowne Wharf in the Sandestin Resort on Friday, December 17th.

The New Orleans Soul & Funk Band Boukou Groove will be joining Junior for the show. www.boukougroove.com - Featuring home town favorite Donnie Sundal and critically acclaimed New Orlean's guitar player Big-D Perkins who has been featured on HBO's Treme and played with Bonnie Raitt and John Cleary. Joining them as a special guest drummer is New Orlean's Jeff Mills who has toured with Bonerama and Chris Thomas King.

Two shows begin at 9pm and 11pm. Doors open at 8:00pm. General Admission Tickets are available at the door for $20. You must be 18 years old to party - 21 years old to drink. Also, a limited number of VIP tickets will be available for $40 per person by calling 850-368-5606

For the VIP ticket price you can hang out with Junior before the show and get a signed copy of his latest CD. VIP Party begins at 7:30pm.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity and Alaqua..

Fitzgeralds Friday 26,2010

Friday, Nov. 26 Mr. Blotto, plus Boukou Groove, 9pm, $10 TW/advance tickets [jam band] Mr. Blotto Mr. Blotto takes the Jam band aesthetic into areas unfamiliar to the standard Jam Scene. They have been known to cover entire albums by Led Zepplin and the Who as well as perform entire shows of Country and Reggae. Artists as diverse as the Grateful Dead, the Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson and The Velvet Underground have seen their material interpreted by Mr. Blotto in the 2000+ shows the band has performed in the last 15 years, yet covers only pepper the bands hefty catalog of original material stemming from five studio albums and other unreleased crowd favorites. mr blotto open in a new window

Boukou Groove is a new collaboration between Donnie Sundal, Derwin "Big D" Perkins, and Jeffrey "Jellybean" Alexander that explores and combines the strong grooves of New Orleans blues/funk with clean, crisp jazz and soothing, soulful vocals with underlying reggae elements. Sitting in for this show will be Theryl “Houseman” DeClouet from the great New Orleans band Galactic!

Donnie Sundal has worn many musical hats over the span of his career - from studying the art of music, to playing with legends, to producing and engineering - Donnie truly exemplifies the versatility of a musical artist.

New Orleans born and raised, guitarist Derwin "Big D" Perkins played with Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen for 16 years, in addition to Bonnie Raitt for two years. This past season, viewers of the new hit show, HBO’s original series "Treme," could see Big D appearing as himself.

Jeffery "Jellybean" Alexander’s musical roots stem back to Reserve, Louisiana, where he grew up. His family reflects on how he would beat on pots, pans or whatever surface he could find. Little did they know that the zealous little drummer boy would later become an international traveler and one of New Orleans’ most well-respected musicians. facebook.com/pages/Boukou-Groove/142780122432749

Boukou Groove-Habitat for Humanity

Tomorrow night Boukou Groove will play a Benefit for Habitat for Humanity at Funky Blues Shack in Sandestin..Its only a $10.00 cover charge...that money goes to Habitat!! come early for dinner ..$5.00 cover per person when you show your receipt...Funky Blues Shack/Graffitis will also donate 20% of all food and beverages..please come support this amazing night!! Whole lotta New Orleans Funk coming your way!!

Thanks Chuck Ben and Carmen for supporting all of us..and keeping live music alive!!!