Christian Serpas & Ghost Town, the New Orleans based rocking, revved-up country band, release their fifth CD, “Open Road”.
The disc contains eight new Serpas compositions, all road tested on audiences throughout the Gulf South. Barn-burning rockers like “What Took You So Long” and “Nothing to Do (and all night to do it)”, sound right at home next to countrified boot stompers like “Better Think Twice” and “Start Drinking, Stop Thinking”.
“I’ve often said that the future is like an open road heading out into the distance,” says Serpas of the CDs title. “It’s up to you where you go, how fast you go, and how far you go.”
Ghost Town’s road has been highlighted by many awards, accolades and critical acclaim. The band, Christian Serpas (vocals, acoustic guitar), Jeff Oteri (drums, vocals), George Neyrey (guitar, vocals) and Brian Broussard (bass guitar, vocals) have performed over 500 shows, raising roofs from Texas to Nashville and everywhere in between. They’ve done it all: clubs, fairs, festivals, casinos and concert halls, along with dozens of TV and radio show appearances. They’ve landed songs on Country Radio charts, and received Album of the Year, Musician of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Top Louisiana CDs of the Year honors from respected local music magazines.
Along the way they’ve shared stages with everyone who’s anyone in country music (Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry, Blake Shelton, Pat Green, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band and over 60 others), winning over audiences everywhere they go.
What does the future hold for Christian Serpas & Ghost Town? The answer lies somewhere down that Open Road.
Christian Serpas & Ghost Town discography
Electric Hoedown – CD 2000
Giddy Up – CD 2002
Six Pack – CD 2006
Hoot and Holler: Live in New Orleans – CD 2008
Boot Stompin’, Hip Shakin’ DVD – 2010
Open Road – CD 2011
Christian Serpas & Ghost Town were nominated as the BEST COUNTRY / FOLK ACT for Gambit Weekly magazine’s 2007 Big Easy Awards.
Christian received the President’s Award as St. Tammany Parish “MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR” in 2006.
Christian Serpas & Ghost Town’s third release, “Six Pack”, was named one of the TOP LOUISIANA CDs OF THE YEAR by Offbeat Magazine.
Christian Serpas & Ghost Town’s second release, “Giddy Up”, was named one of the TOP LOUISIANA CDs OF THE YEAR by Offbeat Magazine, and nominated as LOUISIANA COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR for Offbeat’s Best of the Beat Awards.
Christian Serpas & Ghost Town’s debut CD “Electric Hoedown”, was voted ALBUM OF THE YEAR by readers of Tambalaya Magazine, who also voted Christian MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR.
Louisiana Jukebox New Orleans After Midnight Abita Springs Opry
LCN Concert Series Accent LA The Vault
Lifestyles STC Live Concert Series Spotlight
ArtSpark ABC Good Morning New Orleans
WWL TV Morning News (Ghost Town has been a performing guest, and Christian has hosted the WWL Lagniappe Live segment)
Christian Serpas & Ghost Town have received airplay on over 80 US radio stations and several overseas. The band has also done many live in-studio radio interviews and performances.
LIVE - Christian Serpas & Ghost Town have shared stages with many music stars including:
Kenny Chesney Merle Haggard Montgomery Gentry Dwight Yoakam
Trace Adkins Blake Shelton Pat Green Tracy Byrd
Gretchen Wilson Pinmonkey Jason Aldean Lonestar
Hank Williams III Terri Clark Jerry Jeff Walker Shenandoah
Joe Nichols Mark Chesnutt Steve Holy The Flatlanders
Andy Griggs Jamie Oneal Ricochet Jeff Bates
Clay Walker Cross Canadian Ragweed Delbert McClinton Confederate Railroad
Cowboy Mouth Chely Wright Doug Stone Josh Gracin
Tammy Cochran Daryl Worley Asleep at the Wheel Ty Herndon
Craig Morgan David Allan Coe Junior Brown Kevin Fowler
Buckwheat Zydeco the Derailers Wayne Toups Doug Kershaw
Brad Martin Sammy Kershaw Jason Boland Beausoleil
Cory Morrow Highway 101 T Graham Brown SheDaisy
Exile Zac Brown Band Molly Hatchet Brooks and Dunn
“Ghost Town is a little bit of country, a little bit of rock 'n' roll, a little bit of rockabilly and a whole lot of fun." – Keith Spera, New Orleans Times Picayune Lagniappe
“I’ve said it for years - even if you’re not a country music fan, Christian Serpas & Ghost Town will make you like country music.” – Eric Paulsen, WWL TV
“Equal parts country, rock 'n' roll, and irreverent fun. It's country music for people who swear to hate country music; it's so much fun they can't help but sing along.” - Meghan Jones, NOLA.com
”Ghost Town is the most serious and fun rock-a-billy party band in our region. It’s clean and pure roots rock music played with energy and showmanship.”
– Louisiana Locals magazine
“This isn’t exactly what you’d call just a normal country band. They’re about as much country as they are hard rock.” – Where Yat magazine
“High-energy, hard-rocking roadhouse anthems.” - Alison Fensterstock, Gambit magazine
“Ghost Town plays its own country, or is it rock?” - John Wirt, Baton Rouge Advocate
“They’re a twangified rock ’n’ roll band.” – Offbeat magazine
“Like Led Zeppelin playing Johnny Cash.” – Offbeat magazine