by Dege Legg

The Blue Moon Saloon hosts a full weekend of raw, weary and ripping roots music.

As usual, the Blue Moon Saloon is hosting a killer end-to-end weekend of roots music. All three bands in this weekend's bills traffic in raw, weary and ripping blues and roots rock. On Feb, 10, Jon Bertrand of the Pine Leaf Boys takes time away from his main band to play a rare solo set of rocking roots and Cajun music.

On Feb. 10, musician Drew Landry and Michael Juan Nunez and the River Babys team up for a gang of politically conscious blues folk back with some roadhouse warped boogie. Landry's oil spill protest song "BP Blues" went eco-viral last summer when he played the song at a congressional hearing open-mic in New Orleans. Since then, Warner Bros, Records released the song. Michael Juan Nunez continues his quest for world domination, playing numerous local and regional gigs. In addition, his song "Hoodoo Moon" can be heard in one of last season's episodes of the HBO series True Blood.

On Sunday, Feb. 12, Mark Meaux (formerly of the Bluerunners) debuts the latest incarnation of his electric delta/electro blues project Sam Rey & the Totem. Never one to sit around too long and relax, Meaux his been pushing the envelope of local music for the past two decades.