This week’s monologist - Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft
About Alexis and Sam:
Alexis is a native of Chalmette, Louisiana. She started singing and songwriting at an early age and attended the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) for musical theater before being displaced by Katrina. In the years following the storm, she has done her part to put St. Bernard Parish back on the map: touring all over, gracing festival stages, and competing on NBC’s The Voice. She is the president and founding member of Alexis & the Samurai, her duo with fellow Megaphoner Sam Craft. In her spare time, she enjoys sushi, thrift stores, and making applesauce cake. Yes… Apple. Sauce. Cake.
Sam was born into a family of musical nerds in Algiers. He is a violinist and has carved an afro-shaped niche in the city, sitting in with a variety of musical acts both live and in the studio. When not performing with Alexis & the Samurai, he fiddles most regularly with The New Leviathan Oriental Fox-trot Orchestra and The Susan Cowsill Band. Very recently, Sam, Alexis, and several other local musicians of note have formed ‘Sweet Crude’, a Cajun-indie-rock band. Sam rules.