Louisiana Love Act

September 30, 2017 - 9:00pm

On Saturday, September 30, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and KRVM’s Short Strange Trip proudly welcome Louisiana Love Act to the WOW Hall.

Louisiana Love Act is NOT a sex show!  LLA is a new band that features some old friends.  The all star line up features Jimmy Vivino (Conan O’Brien’s bandleader and former member of the Levon Helm band), Jerry Vivino (sax player on Conan), Pete Sears (of Jefferson Starship/Moonalice/Hot Tuna), Greg Anton of Zero/Heart of Gold Band, Robin Sylvester (of Ratdog), and a few more horn players who are all top notch.

“We play what I describe as New Orleans inspired blues rock and soul,” says Phillip Colombatto (guitar and vocals).  “We go from rocking blues stuff into almost ole timey Dixie jazz places.  We're coming out with a new record of new material written by Greg Anton, Robert Hunter of the Grateful Dead and myself.  You can check out a few tunes from a previous record at www.louisianaloveact.com <http://www.louisianaloveact.com>.”


Jimmy Vivino serves as the Music Director on the TBS late night show CONAN.  Vivino has been a consistent element in O’Brien’s late night career, starting with the first episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien in September 1993.  In 2008 Vivino moved from New York to Los Angeles and worked as Music Director/guitarist/arranger on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Legally Prohibited from Being on Television Tour and currently leads Jimmy Vivino and The Basic Cable Band on CONAN. When not appearing weeknights on TBS, Vivino divides his time between recording sessions and live gigs throughout the country.

In addition to his solo work, Vivino plays with The Prisoners of 2nd Avenue, Rumble & Twang with Lee Rocker, The Barn Burners, The Rekooperators, and the successful Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux.  Vivino has also recorded and played live with such legends as Johnnie Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm and Al Kooper.  Earlier in his career Jimmy got his start producing playing and arranging for such artists as Phoebe Snow, Laura Nyro, John Sebastian and Donald Fagen.  Summer 2014, Jimmy headlined the King Biscuit Festival with his other band, Jimmy Vivino & the Black Italians.  




Pete Sears is an English rock musician originally from Kent, England.  In a career spanning more than four decades he has been a member of many bands and has experimented with a variety of musical genres, from early R&B to psychedelic improvisational rock and blues.  He plays bass, keyboards, guitar and accordion.

Sears played on the classic Rod Stewart albums Gasoline Alley and Every Picture Tells A Story -- which were listed high in Rolling Stone Magazine's top 500 best albums of all time.  He played on the hit singles “Maggie May” and “Reason To Believe”.  During this period, Sears toured the US with the Long John Baldry blues band, and played with John Cipollina in Copperhead.  

Sears was with Jefferson Starship from 1974 to 1987, and went on to play in the Jorma Kaukonen Trio with Kaukonen and Michael Falzarano.  He also played with Kaukonen and Falzarano along with Jack Casady and Harvey Sorgen in Hot Tuna.

Sears has played with many other musicians through the years, including John Cipollina, Jerry Garcia, Zero, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Leftover Salmon and Los Lobos. Pete currently plays in several bands including, but not limited to Moonalice (last here in June), David Nelson Band, California Kind and Louisiana Love Act. 



Greg Anton has performed on numerous recordings and at thousands of concerts worldwide. He has played most extensively with his band Zero, which has released eight albums and performed over 1300 concerts.

Greg began playing drums at age 11.  At age 13, due to an accident, he suffered a traumatic amputation of his left hand.  Using a prosthetic device, he continued playing drums and began performing professionally while in high school.  He’s published more than 50 original songs, many of which were co-written with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter.  Greg has also composed music for film, TV and theater.

Among others, Greg has performed or recorded with John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service), John Lee Hooker, Stanley Jordan, Otis Taylor, Nicky Hopkins (Rolling Stones) and members of the Grateful Dead.  He currently tours with The Rock Collection, featuring Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (ALO), Stu Allen (JGB, Phil Lesh and Friends), and Robin Sylvester (Bob Weir’s Ratdog) and is working on a new record with the band Louisiana Love Act. 

            Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.


Door Time: 
September 30, 2017 - 8:00pm
$15 Advance. $20 Day of Show