Will Sexton with the Iguanas @10:00pm – $20 cover at the door. No advance tickets. 21+ only.
Through determination and rehabilitation, Will Sexton returned to music after he suffered a stroke in 2009. The Texas-bred artist makes another big step with the upcoming release of his first solo album in more than a decade, Don’t Walk the Darkness, whose soulful “Oh the Night (Night Owls Call)” premiered exclusively on Billboard in January.
Sexton recruited New Orleans pals the Iguanas to join him for the set, cutting the 10 songs in just 10 hours. Saxophonist Art Edmaiston, vocalist Susan Marshall and Bible & Tire’s Barnes Brothers also appear on the album, “It was real fluid and natural,” Sexton remembers. “Iguanas have been a band for such a long time, so you just play the song for them and they get it right away. You don’t have to go ‘Try this drumbeat’ or anything like that. They get it right on the spot. It was very lovely to have such a great, supportive band. I just had to sing my songs and play my guitar.”
Iguanas is a roots rock band from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, formed in 1989. Their sound has been described as combining Chicano rock, R&B, Conjunto and various Latin styles into a deep groove.