Alligator Mike Promotions present John Boutté for his first appearance at 100 Men Hall on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 7PM. This event will have community seating, if you are coming with a large group, please consider reserving a table for an additional fee. Food for purchase by Big Bertha's Kitchen and Catering and a cash/credit bar.
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John Boutté sings for all those in New Orleans and everywhere, that don't have a voice, were forgotten, denied, neglected...you get the idea. His singing exalts feelings and emotions few can express much less convey. He is that soul singer that only comes around once in a generation, this is his time!!
John Boutté was born by the river, on November 3, 1958, the eighth of 10 children; and grew up in the Seventh Ward of New Orleans. It was a rich musical environment in those days. During his school days John played coronet and trumpet, those clarions of life in New Orleans, in his junior high and high school marching bands; he was a section leader, no less, in a town where marching bands duel like decked-out demons in the street. School also gave John the chance to sing, first at talent shows and then with street acapella groups, with names as, "Spirit," and then "Remnant." Street bands singing on the bricks of a town where "street singer" is still a respectable job title. Stir in the spices of the music of his older brothers and sisters, the music that ruled the street and raised the spirits. During these years traditional jazzmen like Paul Babarin, Louis "Big Eye" Nelson and Danny Barker became both John's friends and mentors. John's sister, Lillian Boutte, introduced the young singer to local legends like Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and James Booker.
Food for purchase by Big Bertha’s Kitchen and Catering. Bertha began cooking at four years old and knew at 18 years of age that food was her passion. Bertha and her family owned a full-service restaurant in Slidell, and seven years ago she came to Bay Saint Louis to start her own catering company, Big Bertha’s Kitchen and Catering. Her specialty is soul food, which is why flavor is her main ingredient. Big Bertha is a member of the 100 WOMEN DBA.
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