The Longfellow Street Music Collective: Longfellow St

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No shows booked at the moment – getting settled in New Orleans!

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The Longfellow Street Music Collective welcomes you - collectively - to our website. Come on in, wander around, don't mind the mess, just kick that out of the way. Like a drink? Here, sit down and check out the latest in our world. Browse some music and videos. Learn all about your favorite alternative Americana sassy jazzy bluesy whatevery musicians, who they are, why they do this and what they've been up to lately. Feel free to get in touch. There's always a good time to be had here, even when we're crying in our beer. Hey, that rhymes... *scribble scribble scribble*

News

January 14th, 2014 by

C’mon Mardi Gras…

Vaso on Fridays! 500 Frenchmen St, 4-7pm. Mallory and Trey with Brandon Brunious.

We have a bunch of dates coming up at The Kerry, check that schedule for the latest.

Catch us out around the Quarter – we’re often out somewhere on Royal with the Speakeasy Serenaders, on Frenchmen or at the French Market.

See y’all ’round town!


December 21st, 2013 by

The new phonebooks are here! The new phonebooks are here!

Ok, not really – but the pressing of A Very Marigny Christmas is here!

We’ve got a very limited number of CDs pressed, and most are ear-marked as presents for family – but if you manage to catch up with us soon we’ll probably have a few to spread around, so come up and say hey.

Meanwhile, we’re hardly the type to leave you out in the cold. Point your mouse and click: longfellowstreet.bandcamp.com. While digital files aren’t as cool as holding a real record in your hand, the digital download is free and does include the sleeve artwork. You can tip if you like, but the record’s on us. Enjoy, and happy holidays!

We made the record in our living room, with our friends in the neighborhood. In this neighborhood (St. Roch, the Eigth Ward, New Orleans, Louiiiiisiana) that means our friends are musical badasses – piano/melodica player Seth Hitsky, bassist and guitarist Brandon Brunious, his father Wendell Brunious on trumpet and flugelhorn, Megan Harris on trumpet and backing vocals, Remy Duguet and Thugsy Da Clown of The Speakeasy Serenaders (double bass/backing vocals, banjola/vocals) and myself, Trey Andrews, on guitar, double bass and backing vocals, with Mallory McKendry on vocals and ukelele. It was a lot of fun!

We was just doin’ what we do. Yes, indeed!

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November 14th, 2013 by

Livin’ and dyin’ in 6/8 or 12/4 or something…

Howdy! Ya know, there’s just not that much to do here in NOLA.

Wow, if that doesn’t trigger your bullshit meter, nothing will. We’ve been steadily and insanely busy since we got here. Friends, food & music – the Other New Orleans Trinity.

Look for us at The Kerry Irish Pub on Decatur towards Canal with Kenny Klein on fiddle and at Vaso on Frenchmen with Brandon Brunious on guitar.

Look for us in dive bars uptown and art galleries downtown!

Look for us busking at the French Market and on Royal Street, often with Thugsy and Remy of the Speakeasy Serenaders and sometimes with further assorted and motley crew! Did I just type motley crew? Ok, I can deal with it if we just move on.

Life continues to happen to us – for every big “Wow, that’s really cool” there has been an equal and opposite “Are you fucking kidding me?” these days.

Of such things songs are born.


September 8th, 2013 by

St. Claude Artwalk

Mallory and I will be joining Thusgy and Remy of The Speakeasy Serenaders for St. Claude Artwalk at the Healing Arts Center. This is going to be some seriously fun music! Y’all gotta come see Mallory and Thugsy throw the sass back and forth. :)

Saturday Sep 14, 6-9pm.

The Speakeasy Serenaders on FB.


August 25th, 2013 by

More dates a-comin’

Four more dates on the books for the Kerry down on Decatur on the upriver end of the French Quarter:

Sat Aug 31 5:00 – 8:30 pm
Sun Sep 1 8:00 – 11:30 pm
Sat Sep 7 5:00 – 8:30 pm
Sun Sep 22 8:00 – 11:30 pm

We’re gettin’ settled in, exploring the neighborhood. Been buskin down on Frenchman and at the French Market, y’all wander down and you might find us pickin’ ‘n grinnin’. And in Mallory’s case, occasionally yodeling. I’ll stick to flinging my shoes up in the air when I sing Honky Tonk Blues. You can figure out which is more of a show-stopper. :)

Y’all check out our neighbors, the band Yes Ma’am. Give ‘em a listen and catch ‘em sometimes out in the wide world, touring in a stretch limo, or down on Royal and Ann kickin’ it in the streets.


August 7th, 2013 by

New gigs, new places, new faces

Longfellow Street @ Dmac’s Bar & Grill on Thursday Aug 22! 7-9pm.

We’ve heard great things about music at Dmac’s, looking forward to checking it out ourselves. Come join us!


July 18th, 2013 by

Brand-new NOLA gigs booked

Join us at The Kerry 331 Decatur St., right down dere in da Quarter, for good times n groovy music. We gots some new ones to lay on ya, come check it out. We gonna have funs, yessir.

Sat Aug 3 @ 5:00
Sun Aug 4 @ 8:00
Sat Aug 31 @ 5:00


June 26th, 2013 by

The Big Easy

From Norfolk to the Big Easy, ORF to NOLA: Mallory and I have landed in the Crescent City. We’ve been exploring – upriver, downriver, uptown, downtown, the French Quarter, the Marigny, the Treme, the Bywater, Holy Cross, Bayou St. John, the 9th Ward, Upper & Lower, the Irish Channel, the Garden District, Uptown, Mid-City, Algiers Point, Old Algiers, Jefferson, Metairie and Chalmette! And that’s not anywhere near all the names of all the neighborhoods, regions and areas. There is quite literally a surprise around almost every corner, no matter where you are in the city. Right now most of these areas ring with the sounds of homes being rebuilt and restored. The search for a place to live is challenging – prices are high, but more importantly there are what seem like a thousand ways to live here, and we haven’t chosen yet just how we wanna go about it… and the differences between areas are huge, not minor.

Last night we played our first open mic in the city, down at The Kerry on Decatur in the French Quarter. The Kerry goes waaay back for me – I used to drive over from Mobile to see bands there. Awesome little Irish pub. Thanks much to our gracious host Jason for making us feel right at home, and thanks to him for playin’ the John Prine and Merle Haggard tunes. Just cain’t go wrong with JP and the Hag. We had a great time playing, the room was warmly friendly and we’ll be back.

Mallory and I are getting settled in here and working on the next phase of Longfellow Street. Our time with our friends and fellow musicians in Norfolk isn’t something we’d ever be able to duplicate, so we’re not even going to try! We’re working on new material – and a new life –  we’re making friends and dipping our toes into the music scene here. There’s really no telling where it will go next, but it’s already in motion and we’re riding along. It’s always about the songs, and we’ve damn sure got a lot now to write about. How those songs are going to sound this time around is very much up in the air, and that’s exciting! It’s going to sound different no matter what, simply because we’ll be making it here. The music here seeps into you almost by osmosis. WWOZ is on the radio, tuned in, all the time. If you were here, you’d do that too.

Stay tuned!

-Trey & Mallory


June 2nd, 2013 by

New CD Release!

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The Longfellow Street Music Collective is proud to present their debut full-length record: Longfellow St

Five years of writing and recording across two states; 14 songs featuring 18 musicians recorded by us where we could when we could, through deaths and divorces, marriages and moves. Stylistically broad, from jazz to honkytonk, but always with a groove.

The record is available as a CD or digital download from Bandcamp, iTunes and CD Baby.


February 26th, 2013 by

… And The Winners Are…

Wahoo! Longfellow Street won Veer Magazine’s 2013 Best Americana Award!

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Trey, Mallory, Donna and Andrew were on hand for the festivities at the Naro theater in Ghent.

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The awards ceremony was a blast – Norfolk knows how to rock and roll! Shouts out to our friends Russell Scarborough and Logan Vath for their awards and to Crissy Babe & The Dastards for rockin’ the show along with guest guitarist Grant Austin Taylor.