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May 9, 2019 | doors at 8:00pm
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Zero Mile presents:
SWEET CRUDE
Kate Coleman
  • $12
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  • ADVANCE
  • DAY OF SHOW
Sweet Crude
Over the past few years, Sweet Crude has managed to take the music and language of Louisiana and produce a completely fresh music that thrusts century-old traditions into the present. The six-piece band consistently delivers exciting shows featuring enough drums for a small marching band, exuberantly bellowed harmonies, and lyrics that jump from English to Louisiana French in a single verse. Boasting surnames like Marceaux and Chachere, Sweet Crude seeks to reconnect with their lineage in a way that draws on their own modern influences, while nodding to the music and language of their ancestors.

The members of Sweet Crude all hail from South Louisiana, a region which still holds onto its unique culture and way of life stronger than anywhere else in the United States. That said, many of those elements are fading with time as American culture gradually becomes more homogenized. This trend can be seen most directly in the gradual fade of the Louisiana French language. The members of Sweet Crude grew up with grandparents and great grandparents that spoke the region’s native dialect as their first language, yet with each successive generation, that language gets lost to time. Instead of singing the language in its usual music genres, zydeco and cajun, Sweet Crude draws on their own influences coming mainly from New Orleans music, pop, and indie rock to produce a sound that is accessible to today’s generation. In essence, they are taking the language out the museum, weaving it in with English, and giving it fresh legs and relevancy for years to come.

Sweet Crude released their debut LP Créatures in April of 2017 on Rhyme and Reason Records and followed the release with performances at major US festivals such as Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and High Sierra. In addition to headlining their own US tour in April and May of 2017, they hit the road with their dear friends, Tank and the Bangas, on a sold-out nationwide club tour that lasted through the summer and fall. The band also won the Big Easy Award for “Best Rock Band” in New Orleans in 2017. The other two nominees were The Revivalists and Mutemath.

In 2018, Sweet Crude is scheduled to record their major label debut album (to be announced in Spring 2018), tour Europe, and return to the US festival circuit.
"If you ever wondered what Janis Joplin would have sounded like doing country, the answer may be in [Kate Coleman]"~ monoblogue music

Kate Coleman has been a full-time musician since 2011. From 2011-2016 her and her husband, Corey Coleman, started their Bluesy-Americana duo Kate and Corey. They released 2 albums, several singles, and played all over the southeast. The duo even got to play at the notorious Ryman Auditorium as finalists in the 2012 Country Showdown with Jewel as the host.

Kate Coleman released her first solo album, "PAST", in April of 2018 with a production entitled “Tremors of my PAST” which involved modern dance, videos, and live music to bring the story of her 10 song album to life. She has since had the privilege of opening for Samantha Fish, Chuck Cannon, and Driftwood and also participated in the prestigious Wire & Wood Songwriter's Festival. Kate's voice is often compared to Natalie Maines from Dixie Chicks but stylistically is influenced by Grateful Dead, Darrell Scott, Jack White and many others.

HIGHBEAMS
In 2019 Kate teamed up with Highbeams along with Corey Coleman on lead guitar! The 5 have been friends for years and worked together on several tracks from the Highbeams album, "You Are My Home", as well as Kate's album, "PAST".
"I couldn't imagine playing with another band," Kate says. "Every time I pictured myself with a band, it was Highbeams and Corey... So I asked and they said yes!"

To learn more about Highbeams and their 3-piece shows, visit their website, Highbeamsmusic.com
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