Come here for the sounds of the swamp: Cajun, blues, and Zydeco music. Past performers have included the Turnstyle Jumpers, the Radiators, and the Blues Patrol. Also look for tributes to your favorite artists.
Cool Music (February 2007)
Best Big Easy Music; 2007. Where but The Bayou can you check out Lipbone Redding's New Orleans funky talkin'-mouth music while sipping a Crescent City-style Hurricane, or munch on crawfish to a little Zydeco, or throw back a few cold ones, while chilling out to an Elvis tribute (Memphis isn't that far from New Orleans)? Needless to say, The Bayou is unlike any other bar in the county, and if the music doesn't get you thinking about Mardi Gras, the doubloons, beads, and hot sauces that line the walls and bar will convince you that you've stepped off Gramatan Avenue onto Canal Street. So go see Popa Chubby sing his cutting-edge blues, or catch Sweet Georgia Brown, the last of the red hot mamas belt out some R&B-it's the closest you'll get to N'Awlins without getting on a plane.
Best Blues; 2005. Grab a Swamp & Turf (barbecue gator 'n' ribs), a fried-oyster po' boy, or some voodoo wings and get ready to hear the blues. The Bayou books the premier live blues and Zydeco artists touring the northeast, and past performers have included Nikki Armstrong and Whole Lotta Blues, Gary King and the Knights of Rhythm, The Blues Patrol (a Blues Brothers tribute band), and The Turnstyle Jumpers. Got the blues? Get up and jam at one of the open mic sessions (Mondays at 9:30), and be your own B.B. King.