What if Americana actually encompassed ALL of the Americas? You’d have the Tejano and Conjunto sounds of the Texas/Mexico border region as best exemplified by the accordion and bajo sexto, the American South’s Blues, Jazz and New Orleans R&B, and the lilting grace and fiery passion of the music of the Caribbean, Mexico and Colombia. You’d also have New Orleans’ premier distillers of this musical mélange, The Iguanas.
Through eight studio albums and countless tours and Jazz Fest appearances their three-decade run has taken them all over the map musically and geographically yet the inescapable patina of New Orleans infuses every note they play.
“Like the Meters and the Neville Brothers, The Iguanas fuse those many styles into a rock and roll funk.”– The Houston Press
“It’s a pleasure to hear the band’s original garage-Latin sound.” – OffBeat Magazine