|CULLEN LANDRY was the original bass player for The Jokers.
Cullen was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 1998. In his
career he has shared the bandstand with Bobby Mitchell, Roland Stone, Ernie
K-Doe, Clyde McPhatter, Eddie Bo, Eddie Roth, Professor Longhair, Al
“Carnival Time” Johnson and many others. Cullen is the bassist and leader
of the band. His goal is to preserve the New Orleans musical heritage
encompassed by the ground-breaking New Orleans music of the 1950’s and
1960’s and introduce it to new generations.
|NAT MONTALBANO - Guitar player extraordinaire whose
rhythm comping excellence and solos bring to mind the early Mac
Rebennack of the Spades and Mac’s mentor Roy Montrell of the Dave
Bartholemew band. As part of the band, Nat has traded licks with Walter
“Wolfman” Washington and Cranston Clements. His early days were
spent with the Hall of Fame “Contours".
|JERRY JUMONVILLE: Jerry has had a stellar career both in New
Orleans and in LA. He has worked with both Dr. John and Al Hirt. He’s done a
movie with Bette Midler. He was chosen by Rod Stewart to play on his albums,
one of which included the incredibly magical solo in “Tonight’s the Night”.
Additionally he has recorded with many others including Bonnie Raitt, the
Doobies, and Joe Turner. His influences include such greats as Ray Charles,
Hank Crawford, and David “Fathead” Newman. Jerry can play it all – rock, New
Orleans R & B, traditional modern and post modern jazz. Jerry wrote the horn
arrangements on our new CD.
|LARRY SIMPSON: As a former member of the Nobles
(1973-1991), Larry was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of
Fame in 1999. He climbs aboard the Midnight Streetcar when not
performing with his band "Orleans". Larry has performed with
Bobby Reno and the Infernos, Jimmy Hutchinson's Originals
(Hutch), the Conquests, Sandpipers and the Blue Stars Orchestra.
|DEREK HUSTON: Derek was formerly the
sax player with The Iguanas, a well-known band that
originated in New Orleans. Proficient in all genres of
music, Derek brings his magic to all of the R & B
classics performed by Cullen Landry & the Midnight
Streetcar. Derek stays incredibly busy and we feel
fortunate when he has an opportunity to “jump on
|LESLIE PARDUE LANDRY - Website maintenance, Photographs, Streetcar
|JOHN PARDUE - Website design
|LAURIN MUNSCH - On the "A" list of great New Orleans R & B
singers. A native New Orleanian, Laurin has been in show business for 38
years. In 1971, he started the Munsch Brothers, working many of the great
New Orleans clubs. After working in Las Vegas from 1983 to 1989, he
returned to New Orleans and was featured at Chesterfield's nightclub in
Jefferson Parish during the 1990's. In 2007, Laurin jumped on the
Streetcar as a Featured Vocalist and has fans flocking to his
performances of New Orleans R & B music. To sum it up in one word,
Laurins's voice and range is "awesome".
|PHAT 2'S DAY - A well known vocalist and
showman with extensive experience in New Olreans,
Las Vegas and abroad. His singing style and
showmanship always add energy and excitement to
the band. Phat 2'sDay "rolls" on the Streecar as a
Featured Vocalist on an ongoing basis. Ya gotta
come check him out....
|AL FARRELL: Al continues to be a prolific writer. He helped to create
the New Orleans R&B scene in the late 1950’s and 1960’s with his band, The
Counts. In the 1980’s, he was the leader of The Crescent City Statement,
touring the country and playing at the Kansas City Music Festival and The
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Al was the first pianist and
vocalist when Cullen Landry started the band, adding some Ray Charles
classics and his own signature style to the vocals.
|JIMMY CARPENTER: Jimmy joins the
band on many of the gigs with his baritone
sax. A great performer in his own right and
very well known on the music scene.
|GRESH LAING: This amazing
musician started to play on the
Streetcar in 2011 and has become a
regular whenever 2 horns are featured
and he's not travelling the country as
a member of the U.S Navy band. Now
stationed in New Orleans, Gresh has
immersed himself in our musical
culture and has love and mastery of
the great New Orleans music that
defines the band.
|MICKEY DELAROSA - You know that he is an
accomplished musician with a magical New Orleans signature
as he establishes a foundational platform for The Streetcar's
big R & B sound. As a co-founder of the legendary Crescent
City band, The Contours, he has had lifelong opportunities to
share band stands with the giants of the R & B scene. Mickey
won his high school talent show, he played with the American
Legion and VFW Teen Swing Band; he has played with several
other great bands; and he has been inducted into the
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Mickey is a forceful contributor
to the outstanding creative synergy occurring whenever the
Streetcar takes the stage.
|Adding to the great horn
sound on the Cd and some of
the bigger gigs are the
following great saxophone