Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Who -- Countdown Continues

Never thought that I'd ever get to see the Who and while it may only be for a song or two ('cause we ain't missing Robert Cray), it's all part of the boyz' plan come this Saturday...

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Aurora Nealand & Company -- Countdown To Jazzfest Begins

From Cali to the 'Easy, we're lucky to have her. And, can she throw a football...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sonny Landreth -- A Musician's Musician

I had been driving all day closing in on Tally, trying mightily to just get home when I realized that taking a pass on that last rest stop 25 or so miles back had turned out to be a big mistake. Spotted a MacDonald's sign out in the middle of I-10 nowhere and hit the exit for a quick drain. Mission accomplished but it was still hot out so why not get a large drink to go. I turned to the counter and there stood a young couple with their backs to me. The young man has a guitar in an old gig bag strapped to his back with a small battered amp at his feet. I'm immediately smiling ear to ear in my University of New Orleans cap and worn out Saints Super Bowl Champs t-shirt. Just then I hear the kid say to his girl, "we don't have enough money so you get your Big Mac and we'll split a small drink and fries." She says "no that's ok, you get what you want," then turns slowly, sees me and whispers "sorry mister." I say "no problem and if I may" just as the charming cashier says "someone here needs to make up their mind already" loud enough for everyone to hear. The couple steps aside and now the kid turns and says "sorry mister, you can go on ahead of us, sir." Guess they thought I was pissed with them since I was no longer smiling but in truth what I really wanted to do was knock the cashier into next week. Breathe in, breathe out... I stepped up and told the cashier that I just wanted to get a large drink to go but to get the kids a couple of big macs, a couple of large fries, two large drinks, and oh yeah, two apple pies. The kid says "mister, we really can't take that but thank you just the same." I respond with "you have to, it's code in the Big Easy where I come from, one musician to another thing, so allow me the pleasure and one day you can return the favor by helping out another musician..." They asked me to join them and I should have (damn I should have) but I told them that I had to get home. Now, here's where the whole encounter really gets good and has me smiling ear to ear again. As I finish filling my drink and turn to head out, I hear his girl say something like if you don't ask him I will. So the kid says "Mister, if you don't mind, you being from New Orleans and all, we were wondering if maybe you knew of or ever had the chance to see a slide guitarist by the name of Sonny Landreth." Kid, I don't mind, not one bit. And yes, I do believe I know of Breaux Bridge's finest and his music rather well. April 25th is right around the corner as a matter of fact...

Friday, April 3, 2015

Who Did You Think I Was -- John Mayer & Company

Great tune but please turn Pino up...

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Rachael Price & Lake Street Dive -- On A Sunday Morn

Shouldn't be too difficult to get an Amen with this one...

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Feelin' Alright -- Grand Funk Railroad

Got the idea for this one after a visit to the L'Man's site, good stuff, great stuff over there, all the time...

Tyrone Vaughan -- SRV's Nephew

Looks like his Dad Jimmie, plays like his Uncle Stevie Ray and just joined Royal Southern Brotherhood out of New Orleans, too cool...

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mike Zito & The Wheel -- Dirty Blonde Hair

Got to see Mike and the boyz in Tally @ the Bradfordville Blues Club this past Thursday night. What a show, what a show indeed! Mike graciously agreed to add CCR's Fortunate Son to close the first set with a shout out to Hugh, my co-worker, on his birthday. Hugh and his lovely wife, Katie, were stunned. In between sets, Rob (drums), Scot (bass), and Jimmy (sax) each took time out to "talk shop and life" with my son, Evan. Genuine interest and kindness of which I am very thankful for as with each passing day I realize that it is these small things in life often forgotten in this day and age that really matter, no matter what...

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Suzie Q -- Will Wilde

Old school...

Johnny Rivers -- Memphis

With a Dick Clark interview thrown in for good measure, priceless...

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Chris Buck & Company -- In The Studio

More sweet guitar work from the kid, if this does not put a smile on your face then I can't help...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Badfinger -- Baby Blue

One of the saddest music stories I know but man, could they play...

Sunday, March 8, 2015

More On Muscle Shoals

Can't get enough of this particular history lesson...

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Chris Buck -- I Can't Make You Love Me

An instrumental for SC Ray's consideration...

Joe Bonamassa -- Different Shades Of Blue

One to warm us up on a cold Saturday morn...

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Allman Brothers -- Please Call Home

Back at ya L'Man, one for you and yours, hope that you are holding your own this rough winter...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tommy Bolin -- Wild Dogs

Heading home next week, thought of Tommy's lyric "most times I miss my home"and the music tumbler just seemed to click into place...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Continental Op -- Rory Gallagher

One for DeucE given his birthplace and the fact that he is not only a renaissance man but a modern-day Continental Op as well, a very good combination in this day and age...