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Live Music in an Intimate Setting

Silky Satin Lounge


There is not much written history of the Silky Satin Lounge. We know that Ernie K-Doe, Walter Washington and Carol Fran played there, along with other outrageously talented New Orleans musicians of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. However there are few written records of it’s existence or performers.

The Silky Satin Lounge was housed in a nondescript one story libraryesque building in the Bayou St John neighborhood of New Orleans. In 2014, long time New Orleans musician Tom McDermott purchased the building for his residence. Prior to Tom's purchase, and after the Silky Satin Lounge, the structure held a bicycle repair shop, an art gallery, and a few commercial ventures.

A grand piano came with the property and Tom added his own grand piano when he moved in. Having two grand piano’s in a remarkably sensational acoustic living room was pretty cool. That the living room could accommodate 50 or so of Tom’s friends was inspirational. He started inviting other musicians to play with him as he opened his doors to neighbors, friends, and friends of friends, to come listen.

SilkySatinLounge.com was launched with a desire to share a selection of videos from these live concerts of New Orleans and visiting musicians, while capturing the nostalgia of an old style New Orleans house concert.

The initial plan is to select and display online videos from the performances at the concerts. Once we have worked out the kinks, we intend to offer New Orleans made art, videos and music for sale and/or subscription by providing a venue that helps to support artists of New Orleans.

We welcome you to visit our site often, share it with friends, donate if you wish to, and please enjoy the music.


Help support our music and videos

Recording and editing the videos, in addition to building the website and managing the online activities, takes a good amount of resources and time. This is being provided by BlinkTank Studios free of charge in return for 50% of the donations. The other 50% goes to the musicians.

If you have enjoyed our videos and music, please consider a donation to support these efforts.

Concert Videos


Piano Concert Series 2016 Selections

Matt Lemmler "House of the Rising Sun, St. James Infirmery Medley" Tom McDermott and Larry Sieberth "Keep On Gwine" Josh Paxton "St Louis Blues" Tom McDermott "Tom's Lullaby" Tom McDermott and Larry Sieberth "Sugar Blues" Tom McDermott and Josh Paxton "Martin's Mombo" Tom McDermott and Larry Sieberth "Santa Claus is Almost Coming to Town" Tom McDermott and Larry Sieberth "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" Larry Sieberth "My Song"


Watch all Piano Concert Series 2016 videos in a row on the playlist here:



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Matt Lemmler House of the Rising Sun St. James Infirmery Medley
Josh Paxton St Louis Blues
Tom McDermott Tom's Lullaby
Tom McDermott and Larry Sieberth Santa Claus is Almost Coming to Town
Tom McDermott and Larry Sieberth Struttin With Some Barbecue
Larry Sieberth My Song

Spring Concert Series 2016 Selections

Tom McDermott concerts with Michael Skinkus, Helen Gillet, Meschiya Lake, Evan Christopher, Larry Sieberth, Roderick Paulin, Spencer Bohren, Aurora Nealand and Mazz Swift.


Watch all Spring Concert Series 2016 videos in a row on the playlist here:



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Tom McDermott and Aurora Nealand Just A Little While To Stay Here
Spencer Bohren Ode To Billy Joe
Tom McDermott and Helen Gillet Musette In A Minor
Tom McDermott and Meschiya Lake I'm Gonna Live the Life I Sing About In My Songs
Tom McDermott and Meschiya Lake I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Fall Concert Series 2016 Selections

Tom McDermott concerts with Rob Wagner, Richard Scott, Heidijo, Tim Laughlin, Chloe Feoranzo, Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown, Mazz Swift, Kevin Louis, Evan Christpopher. *** Happening Now! *** Videos to follow.


Watch all Fall Concert Series 2016 videos in a row on the playlist here:



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Tom McDermott and Rob Wagner Jitter Bug Waltz
Tom McDermott and Heidijo Video Coming Soon
Tom McDermott and Tim Laughlin Video Coming Soon