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

Formed in 2015, the band performs folk and composed music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on Bulgarian songs and dark, improvisational arrangements.

Blato Zlato was recently featured by the Gambit Weekly in its 2017 Music Issue highlighting up-and-coming bands to watch in New Orleans. Their debut album, “Swamp Gold,” and second release, “VOYAGE (EP),” were released in 2017.


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