Led by singer and guitarist Tommy Malone and accordionist John Magnie, the subdudes draw most of their inspiration from the sounds of their native New Orleans. They blend blues, gospel, funk and R&B with their own harmony vocals. Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, the subdudes have quietly become one of America's national music treasures.
The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music. The band creates a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock 'n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness—not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you'll ever hear.