John Autin “The New Orleans Piano Man” Pianist, vocalist, producer, songwriter John Autin is one of New Orleans' musical treasures. For years, John Autin has been one of New Orleans finest pianists playing or recording with Luther Kent, Marva Wright, Snooks Eaglin, Ernie K. Doe, Tommy Ridgley, Oliver Morgan, Irma Thomas, Eddie Bo, George Porter, Jr., Anders Osborne, Nora Wixted, Timothea, Grace Darling, Brian Lee, Wanda Rouzan, Al Miller, Jeff Chaz, Theresa Andersson, Irene Sage, Big Daddy ‘O’. John has also produced CD’s for many of these artists and others on the Rabadash Records label.
John’s studio CD Piano Face features his keyboard playing and singing with drums, bass and tuba. Tracks were cut with New Orleans musical luminaries Johnny Vidacovitch and Matt Perrine. Other tracks are with the members of the Autin Packing Co: Greg Finsley and Jay Drongé. John has written several songs for the CD along with songs by Anders Osborne, Jay Griggs, Nora Wixted, Doug Duffey, and James Autin. The CD covers several of the styles John plays, including Rock, Funk, Blues, Jazz and Pop.
In 1999, John decided to focus on himself as an artist, starting with solo piano gigs, and forming the trio “The Autin Packing Co.” Lately, John has been working the finest piano rooms in New Orleans. He's played the Hotel Monteleone Carousel Lounge, New Orleans oldest and most prestigious solo piano room. He's a regular at The Chophouse, Superior Seafood and Barrel Wine Bar in Covington. Playing Jazz standards, New Orleans Piano, Blues and requests, John plays the Steinway concert grand that Liberace got his start on over 70 years ago.
John has a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from the University of New Orleans. He's appeared with Rockin' Dopsie at The Umbria Jazz Festival, one of the most important jazz festivals in the world and held annually since 1973, in the region of Umbria, Italy. He's played Europe at the Hague in the Netherlands premier concert hall and a 5 star hotel, The Kurhaus. John worked on the soundtrack for a new feature length animated film “Magistical” for the North Carolina based award winning Out of Our Minds Productions.
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Featured Artist - Serabee
New Single "Bayou Baby" Out 8/19/22!
"I was born on Saturday and singing on Sunday," as Sera so aptly puts it. "Music is in my blood, and the road I've traveled can't help but form my music."
It's true; her voice will remind you of love, pain, and laughter all at once.
This prodigal daughter returns home to embrace her roots to record what she calls “the front porch songs”.
Hummingbird Tea will be released on October 14, produced by Serabee and John Autin of Rabadash Records with distribution through Amped. Special mixing production appearances by Marc Hewitt (Allen Toussaint), Zach Allen (Kingfish/Keb’ Mo’), and Gary Katz (Steely Dan) give that shimmer to Serabee’s incredible songs.
Hummingbird Tea has been in the works for a couple of years with writing and recording, and it’s well worth the wait. The album consists of 14 original songs ranging from building grooves to stripped-down tear-jerkers dripping with soul from end to end.
Featured Artist - Micha Billy
New Single "Boy From Tupelo" Out NOW!
Michael J. O'Hara is our monthly Rabadash spotlight artist, with 4-grammy Nominations, 2-American Music Awards Nominations working a new CD that is bound to knock your socks off! He about to blaze the trail in an entirely different genre of music you won't expect, but he'll take you to new heights with this collection!
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Rabadash Records, one of the oldest independent labels in the country, celebrated its 35th anniversary year of making great music in 2019. May we enjoy another 35 years!
The label's primary focus since their very first release has been a commitment to preserving the music of New Orleans and southern Louisiana with works by legacy artists and new performers who embody the Crescent City's rich musical traditions.
Rabadash started almost by accident; it wasn't even conceived until label co-founder John Autin found himself on the outside looking in on a spoiled album deal. "We just fell into it," Autin recalls. "I started Rabadash with singer, Nora Wixted, who was my girlfriend at the time. We had negotiated a deal for Nora's album, were ready to sign, and the label called us up at the last second and told us they were signing a different singer instead. Since we already had all the tapes, the artwork and everything, we decided to start our own damn label! We released Nora's CD and then immediately recorded legendary piano player and singer, Al Broussard. He was almost 78 at the time and had never been recorded before even though he'd been playing on Bourbon Street since the 1920's.
Those two records came out in 1984 and we were off and running. We started off doing two or three releases a year, but we had to go dark for a while due to Hurricane Katrina. We didn't do anything for a few years, but we came back about 10 years ago. Last year Rabadash Studios moved to Mandeville, La and took over the location formerly known as Balance Studios, and now we’re able to do about six releases a year and record other non-Rabadash artists in our world class facility." Welcome to the Rabadash world of amazing music!