Opelousas - Opelousafried
  • Haircut
  • One Day at a Time
  • Black Cat Dream
  • Train to Brunswick
  • Rolling Thru the Straw
  • Words Fail Me
  • Does He Know
  • Green Tabasco
  • Third Jinx Blues
  • Hey Cinderella
  • Washboard Shorty
  • Opelousafried
Biography
Following on from their award-winning 2019 debut album Opelousified, their second studio 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 was released on Fat Tuesday, 13 February 2024.
The Melbourne-based trio was formed by Kerri Simpson in 2018. Simpson's vision for a blues/rock band was born after she heard Ali's raw electric guitar style. Long-time friend and musical partner, Shorty, was the third ingredient to complete their swampy foreboding sound. Here's a little background about the three...

​KERRI Simpson has successfully traversed musical genres from gospel to country, dance and rock. Simpson’s vocal style is straight whiskey, and she has played and collaborated with some of the world’s best, including Dr John, Keb Mo, Kylie Minogue and Chris Wilson. Her Confessin’ the Blues was nominated for an ARIA while Sun Gonna Shine remained in the Oz Roots charts for nine weeks, gaining her US airplay and appearances at festivals across Australia. kerrisimpson.com

ALISON Ferrier is a prolific songwriter, talented guitarist and an active player in Melbourne’s vibrant music scene. She has delighted audiences at Port Fairy and Woodford Folk Festivals as well as numerous venues along the east coast. Her third studio album 'What She Knows' is an evocative and emotive slice of folk, country, blues and rock 'n' roll and has established Ferrier as a force to be reckoned with. alisonferrier.com

ANTHONY Shortte is well known to blues lovers as the back beat powerhouse behind the original Collard Greens and Gravy. Shorty has toured nationally and in the USA, and is a regular with Dan Dinnen, and the Houndlings. He has brought his down and dirty grooves along with his electro washboard to a new level with Opelousas.
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  • Members:
    Kerri Simpson, Alison Ferrier, Anthony "Shorty" Shortte
  • Sounds Like:
    Junior Kimbrough, Iggy and the Stooges, The Bellrays, Patti Smith
  • Influences:
    Irma Thomas, Dr John, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, Led Zeppelin, The Ramones, Billie Holiday, Son House, Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples, Tarbox Ramblers, Dolly Parton, John Coltrane
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