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The Subdudes Mix Gumbo 'Behind the Levee'

The Subdudes
The Subdudes

When the Subdudes got back together in 2002, fans of their musical gumbo rejoiced. Four years later, the band is running strong with a style of roots-rock that is made to be played live. Their latest CD was produced by Keb Mo.

An homage to old New Orleans -- the band first played there in 1987 -- Behind the Levee relies on guitar, accordion and tambourine to back up the well-shaped harmonies of singer Tommy Malone and his fellow singers.

With elements of bluegrass and zydeco accenting a time-tested approach to rock, the band -- Malone, John Magnie, Steve Amedée, Tim Cook and Jimmy Messa -- bridge the gap between their roots, which extend from New Orleans to Denver and beyond.

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