kei slaughter + Joy Clark @ The Starlight Lounge
8:00 PM20:00

kei slaughter + Joy Clark @ The Starlight Lounge

kei slaughter and Joy Clark co-bill at Starlight! 

1 night. 2 sets. $3 cover. 

More details TBA soon. 


kei slaughter [pronouns: they/them] is a Soul-Folk Sonic Storyteller conjuring bokou ancestral magik from deep New Orleans roots. A Queer Black Gender Non-Conforming Vocalist, Flutist, Songwriter, Composer, Sound Healer, and Multi-Instrumentalist, kei brings a dynamic energy to every stage they touch. kei's music is soulful, genre-expansive, and inherently healing, weaving a blend of (neo)soul, folk, and other styles with rich storytelling, incredible artistry, and powerful medicine. 

kei grew up in a musical family, harmonizing hymns around the Sunday dinner table while singing and preaching in the Black Church. Their early influences begin here and carry forward to artists like Me'shell Ndegeocello, Lianne La Havas, and Krystle Warren, to name a few. A versatile musician and shapeshifter, kei plays piano, guitar, and is especially celebrated for their funky flute-playing and gospel powerhouse vocals. kei has performed and collaborated with notable artists/projects, both locally and beyond. kei's debut release, Dark Fire (2017), is available now. Learn more at:

Joy Clark’s musical artistry feels like a warm, fresh twist on the fervently familiar. Her tranquil yet ardent original creations are a heady mix of her major influences. Think Tracy Chapman, Lizz Wright, Maxwell, Anita Baker, Stevie Nicks and Chris Eaton. Now add a bluesy bayou vibe with a splash of folk sensibility and a dash of alternative appeal, and you’ll understand why this homegrown New Orleans guitarist, singer and songwriter transcends both age and the ordinary.

Having studied her self-taught craft since the age of 12, Joy truly embodies the bliss that comes with creating melodies and rhythms to celebrate peace and the undeniable power of love. Her music is often described as the essence of ease, upliftment, self-affirmation and sensitivity. It’s no wonder that she quickly rose to critical acclaim as a founding member of the now disbanded Soulkestra. Joy has performed with Water Seed and living-legend Cyril Neville and continues to enchant audiences throughout the Southern United States and around the world.

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Spirit & Sparrow @ Shotgun Music Series
7:00 PM19:00

Spirit & Sparrow @ Shotgun Music Series

The Shotgun Music Series, an intimately curated house concert series hosted by Allisyn Swift & her beautiful family. Join us for a night of soul-good music with Spirit & Sparrow. 

A sweet Non-Binary mashup of Black magick, soul & folk, delicate lyrics, powerful harmonies, engaging musicianship, and dynamic chemistry. 

This a child-friendly environment. Please bring a drink or snack to share plus $10 minimum suggested donation for the music. Doors at 7pm.

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Songwriter's Circle feat. kei slaughter, Charles Lumar, and KB
to Aug 25

Songwriter's Circle feat. kei slaughter, Charles Lumar, and KB

Hosted by Kettle Black and Buffa's Bar & Restaurant. 

Kei Slaugher (pronouns: they/them) is a Soul-Folk Sonic Storyteller conjuring bokou magik from deep New Orleans roots. A dynamic Vocalist, Songwriter, Composer, Flutist, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Music Therapist, kei delights audiences with their soulful, smart, highly inventive, and genre-expansive compositions. In addition to writing and playing for a range of cross-disciplinary, solo, and collaborative projects, kei also uses music as a tool for healing in their work with LGBTQ+POC and Youth of Color communities (see S O U L F O L K Sounds). kei won the 2018 Delgado Songwriting Contest and independently released their first album, Dark Fire, in 2017. Beyond the stage, kei is a whimsy pencil enthusiast and currently resides in the city with their treasured collection. Learn more and follow the journey:
Keith Burnstein
Keith Burnstein is a New Orleans based singer-songwriter and pianist who pens timeless tunes to live by. His is a new American songbook, one that draws as much from Tin Pan Alley as it does from modern geniuses like Jeff Tweedy, Keith Jarret and Dr. John. "The songs, while instantly familiar, remain very much their own creations" (Secret Sound Shop), "combining the bedroom intimacy of a singer-songwriter" (Seven Days VT) with the rich harmonic palette of early jazz and traditional R&B.
Charles Lumar is a composer and bassist extraordinaire.

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Mental Health Music: Banks Borders Doussan Slaughter Wood
to Jun 29

Mental Health Music: Banks Borders Doussan Slaughter Wood

  • Three Keys @ Ace Hotel New Orleans (map)
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In honor of the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) National Convention held in New Orleans June 27-30, the five inaugural musicians from September 2017's "Music for Mental Health" Benefit Concert for NAMI New Orleans join forces once more to throw a concert with a cause.

Sponsored by Ace Hotel New OrleansThree Keys venue and New Orleans Musicians' Clinic's Y.G.T. (You Got This!) Suicide Prevention Task Force, the concert features Alfred BanksMia BordersMike Doussan & Co.Kei Slaughter, and Kathryn Rose Wood, with their respective bands. Celebrating music for mental health with harmonious energy and melodic postivity, join us for an engaging, upbeat night of song united by meaning.

Doors at 9pm, music at 9:30pm. Free. 21+

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