RRDB Kick-Off Party July 14
Hook & Ladder Theater: 8:00-9:00PM – Full Schedule
Curt Obeda (The Butanes) & Camile Baudoin (The Radiators)
For over 33 years, guitarist Camile Baudoin laid down the groove for the epic New Orleans rock band The Radiators, defining that lugubrious Crescent City sound known as “fishhead music” with his funk-driven rhythms, powerful slide work, and incendiary solos.
After 4,000 performances, 17 CDs, and hundreds of major festival and television appearances, and with thousands of loyal fans nation-wide, Camile and The Radiators have earned a top berth as American rock and roll icons. His success is marked by a slew of accolades, including a Big Easy Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Camile has played with some of the most influential talents of modern American music: Professor Longhair, Earl King, Eddie Bo, Taj Mahal, Jaco Pastorius, Steve Cropper, Dr. John, Travis Tritt, David Bromberg, Warren Haynes, George Porter, Jr. (The Meters), Paul Barrere and Richie Hayward (Little Feat), Greg Allman, Karl Denson, Derek Trucks, the Tower of Power Horns, David Hidalgo, Jim Dickinson, John Popper, (Blues Traveler), and Levon Helm; and with Hollywood favorites such as Dan Akroyd, Bruce Willis, and Harry Shearer. He has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, served in the house band for the nationally-televised Comic Relief, and been featured in both seasons of HBO’s Treme.
Despite the Radiators’ relentless touring, Camile has always found time for side projects, including the acoustic blues band The Back Porch Rockers (with legendary bluesmen Dave “Snaker” Ray and Tony Glover), a stint in Zigaboo Modeliste’s Funk Revue, a founding member of the cutting-edge classical/street funk Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra, and the acoustic Bayou Brothers, with Radiators’ band mate Dave Malone (and on occasion the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir).
As lead man for the Minneapolis Butanes, Curt has played with; Steve Arvey, Long John Baldry, Camile Baudoin, Mojo Buford, James Carr, Gene Chandler, Otis Clay, Johnny “Clyde” Copeland, James “Thunderbird” Davis, Jimmy Dawkins, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Bo Diddley, Don & Dewey, King Floyd, Carol Fran & Clarence Hollimon, Rosco Gordon, Phil Guy, John Lee Hooker, Mable John, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Ben E. King, Earl King, Lady Bianca, Bettye LaVette, Frankie Lee, Laura Lee, Lefty Dizz, Hip Linkchain, Lynwood Slim, Mighty Sam McClain, Kathi McDonald, The Memphis Horns, Milwaukee Slim, RJ Mischo, Oliver “Who Shot The La-La” Morgan, Tony Owens, Pinetop Perkins, Al Rapone, Dalton Reed, Francine Reed, Tommy Ridgley, Fenton Robinson, Percy Sledge, Big Walter Smith, Percy Strother, Hubert Sumlin, Little Johnny Taylor, Tail Dragger, Ron Thompson, “Wee” Willie Walker, Robert Ward, Lee “Shot” Williams, Louis Williams, Sid Wingfield
Curt (without the band) has played with:
Baby Doo Caston, Curtiss A, Dave Ray, Tony Glover, Johnny Adams, Albert Collins, Son Seals, Sugar Blue, The Mofos, Slim Dunlap, Johnnie Johnson, Willie Kent, Detroit Junior, Chico Chisum, Bruce McCabe, Jimi “PrimeTime” Smith, Lazy Bill Lucas, Joel Johnson, Kent Duchaine, Tom Burns
Curt is a member of the Minnesota Blues Hall Of Fame and the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame. Butanes band leader for 33 1/2 years and counting. 9 CDs. Curt was the 1st guest on Fancy Ray McCloney’s Get Down With It! show…