This band has soulful Creole flavor that will bring a party atmosphere to any show they play. For 10 years these same five members have been touring the Midwest, spreading the word, and bringing their grooves to people everywhere and for Freewheelin’ First Fridays they’ll be rockin’ on the Tap Room Stage!
Audience participation and education are a part of every Everett Smithson Band Performance.
Rena Haus Trio: 7pm
Everett Smithson Band: 9pm
Food Truck: Twisted Fork
$5 cover after 7pm
Everett Smithson Band: The Everett Smithson Band plays an interesting variety of music as well as standards that have a unique spin on them and many delightful originals. Come to any Everett Smithson Band performance and you can count on the band to create a party atmosphere. New Orleans / French Quarter Music is what you will see and hear. Zydeco, Blues, Rockin Roots, Hillbilly Hoedowns, gospel and more……. With the music being very infectious and the playful stage presence, the audience gets connected fast. At ESB Mardi Gras performances–(whenever possible) Everett and Kathy bring a big cauldron of jambalaya — prepared with their own homegrown garden goods and homesmoked sausage. The song list is unpredictable with songs from Fats Domino, Johnny Cash, Howlin Wolf, Rosie Ledet, Wanda Jackson and Allison Krause — music from 1900 to the present time. The band consists of Phil Schmid on Guitar, Jeremy Johnson on Drums and the ubiquitous Bill Black on Standup Bass.These guys have played nationally and internationally with big name acts such as Bo Diddley, Lynwood Slim, Big George Jackson, Gary Primich and many others. They have played together for a long time and when they get together on stage they really tear it up with their solid rhythms and red hot instrumentals. (site)
Rena Haus Trio:
Rena rolls folk music, blues, and jazz into unforgettable performances that are somehow always intimate no matter the venue. She draws listeners close with her unassuming talent and absolute sincerity, whether playing solo or with her trio consisting of Ed Pesche on electric guitar and brother Bob Haus on the fretless bass.