Arts
6:06 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Returns to Omaha

When Glen “The Kid” Marhevka joined Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, he just had a feeling the group was special.

Fast forward 20 years and the band is still going strong with a brand new album out called Rattle Them Bones and another nationwide tour in progress. 

Marhevka plays trumpet with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and says the new album has a cool mix of different styles.

"There’s an original song in the traditional New Orleans-style called The Devil’s Dance. It kind of pays tribute to Preservation Hall in New Orleans and our travels down there.  Scotty wrote an original tune in that style.  Then there’s a cover song called Diga Diga Do and it’s from the 1920’s and is sort of a Prohibition-style song.”

Marhevka says the album also features a Randy Newman song called Lonely at the Top.

He says it’s not all swing music.  There’s a variety of styles from jazz to pop on the new album. 

Omaha Performing Arts is presenting Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Holland Center this Thursday at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are available online.