Welcome to Catfish Howl!

we are a zydeco band! Blues, Rock, Country Mardi Gras Style

The Catfish Howl Blues Band performed for several years, and released the CD Midnight Mojo in 2009. The accordion was used during the recording of Midnight Mojo and then as part of the shows. With the addition of accordion to the act, there were several requests to change the format to Zydeco. The set list was changed, full time accordion and rubboard added, and the CD 10 Bourbon Street was released in 2017.

The Catfish Howl Zydeco Band has performed at several clubs, Gazebos, Private events, Crawfish-Boils / New Orleans-Mardi Gras celebrations. Blues is still featured along with Rock, Country, Cajun / Tex-Mex, Covers and Originals. A professional and fun band, it is Mardi Gras all year with Catfish Howl!
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Glen Robertson

accordion / vocals

Glen Robertson is a life-long musician and performer. Piano lessons at age 6, accordion lessons at 10, and first paying gig as a solo artist at age 13.
In the 1990s, he started playing keys and singing in Blues Bands.

Listening to several suggestions, accordion was added to the band full time and the format switched to Zydeco.
His love of New Orleans music and performing is present in Catfish Howl shows.

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Andy Laliotis

guitar

A long-time performer in the New England Blues and Rock scene, Andy Laliotis bring joy and a love of Zydeco to Catfish Howl shows.

He often provided sound for the live shows too. Catfish Howl has the option of providing PA / Sound for all our shows.

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Mark Michaels

guitar / vocals

Professor Mark Michaels teaches at UMASS Lowell and is a graduate of New England Conservatory. He adds a lot of professionalism and experience to the band.

Adding backing and lead vocals, he leads Catfish Howl through vocal and instrumental selections on live shows.

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Linda Lassonde

rubboard

It would not be a live Zydeco show with the Frottoir. And this instrument is featured in all Catfish Howl performances.

She is often playing the rubboard on the dance floor, and you are invited to join in the fun during the show!

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Robert Koziol

bass

Robert Koziol is part of this solid backing rhythm that is so important to Zydeco music.

With electric bass or upright, he adds a touch of class to Catfish Howl performances!

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Leroy Pina

drums / vocals

Starting at age 14, Leroy Pina is a very experienced drummer / performer.
He. has recorded and played with many great musicians including J.B. Hutto, Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson, Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Cary Bell, and Albert King.

Catfish Howl provides a solid rhythm section / band, as well as fun and professionalism to all our performances.

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Our shows

Professional and fun Band

"A perfect sound to dance and enjoy that atmosphere of undeniable romance, which they pour into the air. The accordion is a star: it's in every melody, every beat, and there's no lack of commitment to participate with excitement, even when the guitar presents its fingerings."
"Catfish-Howl puts us in a wonderful ball to wear out our feet and exhaust our strength, as it's impossible to sit still listening to this band. The blues magic really is irresistible!"

"There is a festive New Orleans feel to this New Hampshire band's music. The sound is a cross between what you would expect to hear on a countryside hayride and uptempo rural blues." Led by Accordionist Glen Robertson, Catfish Howl love to perform!
There is no typical show with the Catfish. You never know what you might see and hear from Catfish Howl, but we will all have a good time!

The Catfish are available for clubs, parties, weddings, and most any gig on a first come first serve basis.

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12/31/2022

367 Mayhew Turnpike Bridgewater NH
http://www.bridgewater-inn.com/

Bridgewater Inn

New Years Eve! 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM
Catfish-Howl Zydeco - Blues, Rock, Country New Orleans Style.

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9/24/2022

554 Endicott St N Laconia, NH
https://looneybinbar.com/

The Looney Bin

This gig would be for our Charity Pig Roast benefiting our local domestic violence center.
Catfish-Howl Zydeco - Blues, Rock, Country New Orleans Style.

book a show

9/24/2022

554 Endicott St N Laconia, NH
https://looneybinbar.com/

The Looney Bin

This gig would be for our Charity Pig Roast benefiting our local domestic violence center.
Catfish-Howl Zydeco - Blues, Rock, Country New Orleans Style.

book a show

9/24/2022

554 Endicott St N Laconia, NH
https://looneybinbar.com/

The Looney Bin

This gig would be for our Charity Pig Roast benefiting our local domestic violence center.
Catfish-Howl Zydeco - Blues, Rock, Country New Orleans Style.

book a show

9/24/2022

554 Endicott St N Laconia, NH
https://looneybinbar.com/

The Looney Bin

This gig would be for our Charity Pig Roast benefiting our local domestic violence center.
Catfish-Howl Zydeco - Blues, Rock, Country New Orleans Style.

book a show

9/24/2022

554 Endicott St N Laconia, NH
https://looneybinbar.com/

The Looney Bin

This gig would be for our Charity Pig Roast benefiting our local domestic violence center.
Catfish-Howl Zydeco - Blues, Rock, Country New Orleans Style.

book a show

8/14/2022

Allenstown Town Hall Gazebo
Allenstown, NH

Allenstown NH

A food concession offering a variety of tasty entrees will be operated by Chef Keith Klawes and his band of ARD underchefs.

Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on while enjoying the concert.

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6/25/2022

Barnstead Parade Grounds
Barnstead Town Hall Stage

Barnstead NH 

Come join us, enjoy some wonderful local music, visit with neighbors and have some fun this summer!

Saturday evenings from 6-8pm at the Barnstead Parade Grounds

FREE for all ages!

Concessions offered by local non-profit organizations

Bring a blanket, a chair, a smile and enjoy!

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