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.
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If you have not seen the Silky Satin Lounge Episodes Explained, you can watch it
And our teaser video
Filming the Silky Satin Lounge concert series has been a true New Orleans DIY project. We have hung iPhones from the rafters, built our lighting with material from Home Depot and provided what we believe to be good quality videos from the concerts. We are doing the The Silky Satin Lounge Concerts, and now Episodes, because of our love of sharing New Orleans, it's music, and musicians. Up until now all tips and donations have gone to the musicians. The costs of everything else, including this website, video filming, and post production, has been contributed freely by Tom and BlinkTank Studios. For the Silky Satin Lounge episodes, we would like to up our game just a little. Keeping the DIY attitude, we will continue to hang iPhones and use strategically placed GoPros. In addition we have a small shopping list of items we would like in order to take these episodes to the next level. This includes the use of professional sound engineers and video editors for post production. In keeping with this DIY attitude, we will start raising our funds right here, and if necessary, move on to the Patreon funding platform once we have completed the first 1 or 2 episodes. We would just like to start out as simple as possible.
We will start the project once we have reached $11,000 in donations.
If you find value in what we do and would like to join us in sharing the joy of music and New Orleans with the world, we hope that you will consider donating to our efforts.
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"
Tom McDermott concerts with Michael Skinkus, Helen Gillet, Meschiya Lake, Evan Christopher, Larry Sieberth, Roderick Paulin, Spencer Bohren, Aurora Nealand and Mazz Swift.
Tom McDermott concerts with Rob Wagner, Richard Scott, Heidijo, Tim Laughlin, Chloe Feoranzo, Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown, Mazz Swift, Kevin Louis, Evan Christpopher. *** 2016 Concert Series is over *** Fall Concert Series videos to follow.