Blato Zlato (“Swamp Gold” in Bulgarian) is a New Orleans-based Balkan band featuring dreamy three-part vocal harmonies and hard-hitting instrumentals.

The band performs folk and composed music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe with a particular focus on Bulgarian songs and dark, improvisational arrangements. Following the 2017 release of their debut album Swamp Gold and subsequent EP Voyage, the band has taken the New Orleans music scene by storm, broadening their fan base from bars and clubs to museums, universities, and the local festival circuit.  Hailed as a band with “galactic ambitions” by The New Orleans Advocate, Blato Zlato is a powerhouse of accomplished players from Europe and the United States with a collective goal to produce meaningful cultural and musical bridges between old world and new. The band will be touring in both North America and Europe in summer 2019 in anticipation of the release of their sophomore album.

See Blato Zlato’s EPK for more info:


Lou Carrig – Accordion, Vocals

Ian Cook – Violin

Ruby Corbyn-Ross – Vocals

Annalisa Kelly – Vocals

Boyanna Trayanova – Tapan (Тъпан)


Golden Festival (NYC)
French Quarter Festival
Siberia Lounge
The Hi Ho Lounge
The Music Box Village
New Orleans Museum of Art
Marigny Opera House
Cafe Istanbul
The AllWays Lounge
Bar Redux
Circle Bar
Portside Lounge
The Mudlark Theatre
The Old Firehouse
Tigermen Den
Mimi’s in the Marigny
Private events