May 28, 2020 - Louisiana's LeRoux announces the release of its seventh studio album, One of Those Days, available on June 24th, 2020 worldwide. Several videos featuring the new music will be released over the next month.

 

Guitarist, Tony Haselden says, “It’s the best combination of LeRoux's musical palette and represents the abilities of the band better than any album we’ve probably ever done.  It covers a wide spectrum of blues, southern rock, and zydeco.”

 

One of Those Days was produced and engineered by Jeff Glixman at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, LA. Jeff infused the band's latest effort with his signature punchy sound, and brilliant musical guidance that can be heard on Kansas, Gary Moore, The Georgia Satellites, and many other classic albums. 

Michael Doherty's Music Blog review: "The album opens with its title track, “One Of Those Days.” The exact moment this song had me was on the line “I put on a pair of jeans and Deadhead T,”...And, like a Dead song, this one has a good jam section, one you can dance to, and with a little nod to CCR on guitar. I seriously dig the percussion on this track. From the moment those drums start, there is no doubt that “Lucy Anna” is one of those great Louisiana songs designed to get us off our asses and dancing around. This is a song that effectively shouts New Orleans to us, and features some lively backing vocals and more delicious work on keys. But it is that groove that really grabs me. This is a ridiculously fun track."

FRP Radio, UK: "Lousiana's Leroux arrived today, thanks, Love the opening track , by the way !! great voice....makes you feel good !!"

A special pre-release purchase option will be available on June 14th on iTunes, Google Play, and www.leroux.band.  One of the albums tracks can be downloaded with this pre-purchase option on iTunes.

 

The band will release more information about the album each week online at www.laleroux.band and on its Facebook page, Louisiana’s LeRoux.  Please visit www.leroux.band/contact for press and other information.

Track Listing

1.  One of Those Days 6:08 (Jim Odom - BMI, Tony Haselden - BMI)

2.  No One’s Gonna Love Me (Like The Way You Do) 4:21 (Dustin Ransom - ASCAP)

3.  Lucy Anna 3:40 (Richard Ferreira - BMI, Solomon Paul Marshall - ASCAP)

4.  Don’t Rescue Me 4:34 (Jim Odom - BMI, Tony Haselden - BMI)

5.  After All 4:25 (Randy Sharp - BMI, Donald Anderson - SOCAN)

6.  Nothing Left To Lose 4:46 (Jim Odom - BMI, Tony Haselden - BMI, Jeff McCarty)

7.  The Song Goes On 4:37 (Jim Odom - BMI, Tony Haselden – BMI, Jeff McCarty)

8.  Lifeline (Redux) 6:56 (R. Roddy - BMI, T. Haselden - BMI, L. Medica - BMI, D. Frederiksen - BMI)

9.  Sauce Piquante 3:21 (LeRoux)

10. New Orleans Ladies Featuring Tab Benoit 4:51 (Hoyt Garrick - BMI, Leon Medica - BMI)

Produced by Jeff Glixman

Additional Musicians:

Tab Benoit - Solo Guitar on New Orleans Ladies

Leon Medica - Bass Guitar on Lucy Anna, New Orleans Ladies, and Sauce Piquante

Alexey Marti - Additional Percussion

Tim Courville - Drums on New Orleans Ladies

Background Vocals - Keith Landry, Travis Thibodaux, Chapel Hart, Bobby Kimball, Bill Champlin

LeRoux Announces New Album 'One of Those Days'

Out July 24, 2020

Featuring Special Guests!

Tab Benoit

Bobby Kimball of Toto

Bill Champlin of Chicago

& Chapel Hart

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Biography
A Treasure of the South...

 

Their 1978 Capitol press release read, "LeRoux takes its name from the Cajun French term for the thick and hearty gravy base that's used to make a gumbo."  LeRoux's eponymous first album was a musical gumbo that blended various instruments and music arrangements into a spicy, mouth-watering southern rock sound. In fact, their Southern anthem 'New Orleans Ladies',voted Song of the Century by Gambit Magazine, simmered with the laid-back feel of the "Big Easy," evoking images of Bourbon Street and the bayou.

 

Following the success of the first album, the group released  Keep The Fire Burning in 1979 and UP in 1980.  In 1981, LeRoux recorded Last Safe Place, which became the bands highest charting album.  Hits spawned from this recording included 'Addicted' (#3 Mainstream Rock), 'Nobody Said It Was Easy' (#18 Hot 100), and 'Last Safe Place' (#77 Hot 100).  The band completed their fifth album in 1983, So Fired Up.

This era marked the advent of MTV and LeRoux was in the forefront filming several videos that made their debut on that music channel.  In addition, LeRoux performed on Solid Gold, The Midnight Special and Don Kirchner's Rock Concert, the late night television music shows that were so popular at that time.

Over the years, LeRoux enjoyed performing with many of classic rocks' greatest bands including The Allman Brothers, Wet Willie, Journey, Kansas, Heart, The Doobie Brothers, Charlie Daniels, Foreigner, Marshall Tucker, The Outlaws, ZZ Top and many, many more.

LeRoux joined Tab Benoit in 2007 to record his albums, Brother to The Blues and Power of The Pontchartrain.  Brother to The Blues earned Benoit a Grammy nomination. The following year, the band joined Tab for a live album, Night Train to Nashville, recorded live in Nashville, TN.

The band, now with more energy and drive to perform than ever, completed a contemporary blues album entitled, One of Those Days in June 2020.  While LeRoux enjoys performing the fan favorites, the music from the new album is fresh and original, but still maintains all the spice and flavor that made LeRoux a Southern Rock classic.

LeRoux was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame as their 50th inductee.

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