Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Jeff Healey -- My Little Girl

Another true talent lost far too young, turn it up then buckle in...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Misty Blue -- Dorothy Moore

A nice little walk down memory lane...

Friday, January 22, 2016

Stevie Ray In New Orleans

Like no other - past, present, future... Had your SRV fix lately?

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Dire Straits -- Skateaway

From the vault, Pick Withers on drums sets the stage and Hallelujah, here she comes...

Saturday, January 16, 2016

John Hiatt -- You Must Go

The old saying about the simple things in life being the best rings true for me whenever I hear a Hiatt tune. I'm always reminded of riding with DeucE on Old Metairie Road (the oldest road to New Orleans) when he slipped in a John Hiatt cassette, one of his favorites. It was back in the day when I thought I knew everything about everything, including music. I was blown away just like a kid in a candy store for the first time. Interestingly enough, his backing band at the time was made up of three amazing musicians from Louisiana of all places. I've always maintained that I need to get out more and here was proof positive. Fast forward some 15 years and my young daughter (already the greatest of Beatles fans) comes into the living room one evening and says "Dad, I really like this song, what do you think?" She then proceeds to play Hiatt's Have A Little Faith In Me. Poor thing did not realize at the time that Hiatt to me was like the Beatles to her. That bit of Cajun in my blood came out and I talked her head off that night. Another fond memory... I've been restless as of late for a number of reasons so here's one of my favorites with a message on the subject like only Hiatt can tell. Thanks John, thanks DeucE and thanks Alexis, for we all must go every now and again...

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Jam Session -- Anders Osborne & Company

Turn it up and enjoy an old school jam from over New York way this past December...

Steve Winwood & Company -- To Jam Sessions

And good company...

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Son Volt -- Windfall

Seems like yesterday but it was some twenty years ago, crossing Lake Ponchartrain on that old 24-mile Causeway bridge in a Chevy ElCamino with the stereo blaring, no better lyrics to be found then or now especially given this time of year and the bit of hope it brings - ...Switching it over to A.M. Searching for a truer sound Can't recall the call letters Steel guitar and settle down Catching an all night station Somewhere in Louisiana It sounds like 1963 But for now it sounds like heaven May the wind take your troubles away May the wind take your troubles away Both feet on the floor, two hands on the wheel May the wind take your troubles away May the wind take your troubles away May the wind take your troubles away...

Friday, January 1, 2016

Coast To Coast Blues -- Anders Osborne

Old school, true to form. So I said just last month - Anders, you need to visit us in Tally before long, he said - see you in February, son...

Leon Bridges -- Twistin' & Groovin'

When DeucE is on the loose good music is usually close, true dat, thanks for the rec, Bro-D...

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Church -- Lyle Lovett

On a Sunday morn...

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Anders Osborne & Marc Broussard -- Jam Session

No frills, just the way I like it...

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Buddy Guy -- Stay All Night

Ain't no doubt, ain't no doubt...

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Kieran Kane & Company -- I Can't Wait

And no prayer shall be refused...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Dr. John & Allen Toussaint -- Right Place, Wrong Time

Simply put, one of the finest New Orleans' music combinations ever... RIP Mr. Toussaint.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lady Marmalade -- Produced by Allen Toussaint

Sea Saint Studios, New Orleans, La, back in the day...

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Allen Toussaint -- Pain In My Heart

In black & white...

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Allen Toussaint Tribute Continues -- Bonnie Raitt

Music's Mr. T & Ms. B, quite the combination, 1976 was a pretty good year if memory serves...