LGB ft. @ #southsideopenmic
LGB was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and legend has it, that he was raised by a family of gators. He started out as a rapper but his rap career was short lived, very short, rumor has it that he performed for a group of Voodoo Doctors and was so terrible they put a voodoo curse on him that gave him the ability to write poetry with a mixture of comedy. In 2001, LGB put his new skills to the test and became a member of the first ever New Orleans National Poetry Slam Team.
His success was repeated in 2002 and 2003 when he was a member of the New Orleans team both years and helped the 2003 team reach semifinals which was held in Chicago. He then packed up his gators and voodoo poems and moved to Dallas in 2005. In 2010 he spit voodoo at the Dallas Poetry Grand Slam and was crowned the Dallas Grand Slam City Champion and helped the team make it to the semifinals at the National Poetry Slam competition that year. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, he earned spots on the Dallas Poetry Slam team each year by being one of the top five poets in the city. In 2014 and 2015 he was crowned the Dallas Poetry Grand Slam champion once again and became a member of the team for the 6th consecutive year. Rumor has it, he celebrated by swimming in the swamps with his pet gators and performing for the voodoo doctors that cursed him in the beginning. LGB has shared the stage with many great poets, performed on many great stages and in many great cities but his greatest achievement is being able to perform for you. LGB is the featured artist @ #southsideopenmic on sunday 4.16.2015 @ rl’s blues palace 3100 grand av, dallas 7pm $5 byob this show will include some of dallas’ hottest poets on the open mic followed by the blues palace show band playing live! this is definitely the place to be sunday nights in dallas, see event information and see you there! xo http://www.facebook.com/events/1528898437363824