Pontchartrain Shakers
Southland  SCD-46   Released: 04/15/2024


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Time To Make A Change

I Need A Creole Woman

She Don't Know

Dead Snake Blues

Louisiana 1927

The Pontchartrain Shakers, one of the New Orleans area's favorite live blues bands, are Amedee Frederick and Jojjo Wight, both lifelong musicians, friends, and now partners in and out of the band.  Both have played professionally in southeast Louisiana since their teens. Working, playing music, and living on both sides of Lake Pontchartrain, the two formed the band in 2018 and named it for all their 'shaking' back and forth from shore to shore.

Amedee 'A5' Frederick, son of Amedee 'Creole Man' Frederick, grew up playing blues with his dad and several local legends, including six consecutive years at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.   With strong vocals, a wailing guitar, and generations of music steeped in the blues, he's played venues such as the Dew Drop Jazz Hall, the Abita Opry, the House of Blues, and the Rosedale Blues Festival.

Jojjo Wight, a guitar virtuoso, began her career playing drums in a bar in the French Quarter at the age of 12.  A multi-instrumentalist, she played with her father Jamie Wight live and in the studio, and in addition to a North American tour at the age of 17, she has played the New Orleans Jazz Museum, Preservation Hall, and the French Quarter Festival for 18 years.  In 2014 she recorded with Charlie Devore and her father, Jamie Wight on GHB/Jazzology Records BCD-533, earning international praise in reviews.

~ liner notes by Justine Rydzeski


  • Amedee 'A5' Frederick: vocals, guitar, bass
  • Jojjo Wight: vocals, guitar
  • Luciano Leães- piano, organ
  • Red DeVecca: bass
  • Earl Smith Jr.: drums


  • Time To Make A Change
  • Going Fishing
  • I Need A Creole Woman
  • Miss You Baby
  • A5 Boogie
  • She Don’t Know
  • Dead Snake Blues
  • Louisiana 1927
  • Cain Snake
  • We Need Love

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