It's Hot in Here!
The fourth CD from New England's hottest Zydeco dance band is finally here! Collaborating once again with engineer extraordinaire Collin Tilton, The Zydeco Hogs deliver the goods. From the moment the opening track rolls out of your speakers, The Zydeco Hogs pump out some of the best high-energy Louisiana-style music to be heard outside of the Bayou State. Through it all, The Hogs conjure the feel of a sweaty Saturday night in a jam-packed dance hall. As Ed McKeon of the New Britain Herald said, 'When The Zydeco Hogs play the air is filled with the spirit of Louisiana French music. You feel the ragged joy of Cajun two-steps and Zydeco blues. You can almost smell the garlic and the stewing oysters, the humidity rises a few points and suddenly this isn't Connecticut anymore.' River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs first came together in the cold New England winter of '98 - '99. The Hogs made a big splash at the eighth annual Folk Next Door concert at the University of Hartford in May of '99, and haven't looked back since. The band has made appearances at music festivals up and down the East Coast, including a performance at the 9th Annual Cajun/Zydeco Crawfish Festival in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2001. Other major festivals The Hogs have been featured at include Musikfest in Bethehem PA, the Great Blue Heron Fest in Sherman NY, and Rhythm & Roots in Charlestown RI. Along the way, The Hogs have released three recordings, 'High On The Hog' (2000), 'Big Fun On The Hog Farm' (2002) and 'Rockin' The Zydeco World' (2005 - also available at CD Baby). The leanest, meanest Zydeco machine in the Northeast is now poised for the next step -- bringing the party to your CD player! So let's head on out to the dance hall, where River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs are cookin' up their 'Secret Sauce' and the temperature is rising! Lace up your dancin' shoes, turn up the volume, and let's all pass a good time, cher! 'It's Hot In Here!'