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.

Their debut album, Swamp Gold, was released in January 2017 and features traditional Bulgarian and Eastern European melodies interpreted through languid, dark arrangements and improvisational continuous transitions. More info here.


Lou Carrig – Accordion, Vocals
Ian Cook – Violin
Annalisa Kelly – Vocals
Pete Olynciw – Upright Bass
Ruby Ross – Vocals
Boyanna Trayanova – Percussion


Golden Festival (NYC)
Marigny Opera House
The Hi Ho Lounge
Cafe Istanbul
The AllWays Lounge
Mimi’s in the Marigny
Circle Bar
The Mudlark Theatre
The Old Firehouse
Tigermen Den
Private events