Local Break

Here on the Local Break page we will highlight local bands that are featured on 103.1 The Blaze.


With the lively international release of their debut LP “A lil’ Boukou in Your Cup” and the 2015 sophomore release of “Let The Groove Ride”, Boukou Groove provides audiences with a genre-bending collective, touching on elements of New Orleans style Funk, R&B, Soul and Blues 

Founded on the stage at Tipitinas in NOLA in 2010, Boukou Groove is the brainchild of singer/producer Donnie Sundal and New Orleans guitar luminary Derwin “Big D” Perkins.  

Donnie Sundal, sharing stages and recording with the likes of Sam Bush, Col.Bruce Hampton, Eric Lindell, Ivan Neville and Junior Marvin of The Wailers, creates an infectious blend of energy and enthusiasm as he showcases his multi-octave ranging vocals while sustaining his brand of lavish Moog bass lines. 

Derwin ” Big D” Perkins (Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentleman, Bonnie Raitt and Dr.John) provides his smooth and funky guitar licks largely based on improvisation and feel alone.  

Together, no matter what the venue, the band provides their distinguishing style and creates a kinetic environment that’s easily spread throughout the audience.


Carla's Garden live in Studio B. #localbreak

Posted by 103.1 The Blaze on Friday, April 28, 2017