Alexis and the Samurai
With an Americana sound that put them on the New Orleans music scene map, the duo of Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft has been consistently evolving into a genre-defying style that shows how eclectic New Orleans music can be. The duo initially teamed up for Alexis’ second solo album, Orange Moon, in 2011. After the project, the two figured out ways to make big live arrangements with just the two of them and began writing songs as a team. On any given song, you may find Sam playing a violin with one hand, a piano with the other, and drums with his feet, all the while Alexis plays guitar and drums–and both of them sing. Alexis & the Samurai have been featured on HBO’s Tremé, NBC’s The Voice, and CSI New Orleans.