The Americus Brass Band

TOP BRASS - Civil War to WWII



Golden Bough sings Travelin' Tunes

the Best of American Folk

Intrigue, double-cross, feminine wiles, and fabulous songs.

A musical tale from the time when movies were black and white and the singers were sizzling.

The plot? Classic Film Noir.  

Lonely guy meets beautiful dame.

Lonely guy falls for beautiful dame.

It is all downhill, from there.  

For him, that is.

An irresistible songstress, memorable tunes, and a clever con.  All revealed with music, song, and vintage film clips, woven into a new stage show.

What’s more fun than going to the movies?

Going to the movies with the music of Laura Ellis singing Temptation, Again, That Old Black Magic, and Put the Blame on Mame.

Featuring stage-broadcast singer Laura Ellis, her Jazz Noir band, voice-over by Phil Crowley.  Video editing by Luke Ellis with scenes from public domain film Detour.

Watch the Hollywood Newreel clip for

The Hollywood Magic of Femme Fatale - the intro to the show, fashioned like a 1050's newsreel.

"Meshing together vintage films and live music, Laura Ellis has created a wonderfully entertaining theatrical experience truly worth seeing."

Alan Paul, The Manhattan Transfer

Theater Performances Outdoor Festivals Special Events

Laura Ellis Residencies

So you want to be a Singer …and pay the Bills? For aspiring singers – high school, college leve

American Style – a 50-minute tour through America’s favorite musical styles, from Ragtime to Blues, from Broadway and Jazz to Country.  (K – 12)

Finding your Voice! – interactive educational program (K-6)