Melbourne’s swamp-blues powerhouse Opelousas are back in the saddle with their much anticipated second album Opelousafried, taking listeners on a captivating journey through a dramatic landscape filled with swaggering songs. Steering the posse from the production chair is ARIA award winning singer-songwriter-guitarist Jeff Lang with his monumental command of all things audio.
Photo: Debut album "Opelousified" voted best blues album of the the year in the Music Victoria awards 2019.Photo by Martin Philbey
Following on from their award-winning 2019 debut Opelousafied, the new album raises the stakes even higher. Opelousafried showcases a further evolution in the interplay between Kerri Simpson’s extraordinarily visceral vocals and powerfully raw guitar, Anthony “Shorty” Shortte’s hypnotic grooves and swamp-soaked percussion and Alison Ferrier’s menacing electric guitar, keening amplified fiddle and sultry vocal tones. Opelousafried out on Fat Tuesday February 13. Pre-order the album on Bandcamp for a sneak preview: https://opelousas.bandcamp.com/album/opelousafried