The NoLaNauts

We are the NoLaNauts,  a spicy groove collective dedicated to serving up a healthy dose of "Who Dat Funk"

The NoLaNauts reflect years of living, visiting, immersing and loving New Orleans, its  people and their rich culture.  New Orleans is the most interesting city in the United States and it lives by its own rules and traditions – Mardi Gras – Jazz Fest – Red Beans – Tipitina's   PoBoys – Preservation Hall Crawfish and festivals that celebrate every aspect of being alive and being in the Crescent City.   

The NoLaNauts are the dream of Tom O’Connor and Brian Lawlor who have faithfully participated in every available New Orleans experience including decades of nearly religious attendance at New Orleans’ Jazz and Heritage Festival.  Tom and Brian have played music together for over 30 years and seized the opportunity to assemble some of the finest musicians in the area to bring a taste of the New Orleans music scene to life in the Northeast.  

These musicians have worked tirelessly to respectfully capture the joy and depth of the music of New Orleans including the Meters, Allen Toussaint, Dr.John, Neville Brothers, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Subdudes, Little Feat, The Iguanas and many more artists who honor the spirit of New Orleans and its people.  

SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING:

Hanging out with the NoLaNauts can be a mildly  infectious. Symptoms include: Loss of inhibition,  careless displays of groove induced happiness, feverish outbreaks of funky fires and decadent desires.  Fortunately….for all of our sisters and brothers…. there is no known antidote for this condition!  

So- put on your dancing shoes and load up on the beads!!

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Previous events

Aug3

The NoLaNauts :: Livestream from WAMC's The Linda

The Linda, 339 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206

Announcing New Virtual Concert Series The Linda: WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio is thrilled to announce the commencement of an exciting new program at the venue named “The Linda: Open for Take-Out Virtual Concert Series” produced in collaboration with the acclaimed video production company Chromoscope Pictures.

We realize that the impacts of COVID-19 have been dire for working musicians and the music industry as a whole. The goal of this series is to help restart the local music economy by bringing a wide array of eclectic and diverse, local and regional musicians back to the stage in a safe environment and to provide fans with a professionally produced concert delivered directly to their homes via YouTube stream. Similar to some of our in-person concerts, the virtual concerts are ticketed events and just like all concerts at The Linda, the productions will be of the highest quality visibly and audibly.

The NoLaNauts are:

Peter Andriakos: Percussion & Vocals

Brian Bean: Bass & Vocals

Brian Lawlor: Drums & Vocals

Colin McInnis: Sax & Vocals

Ben Moss: Guitar & Vocals

David Macejka: Drums – Percussion & Spoken Word

Tom O’Connor: Guitar & Vocals

Rick Rothermel: Keyboards-B3 & Vocals