Saturday, January 29, 2011

Boogie Woogie Express

Trust me - Nobody does it better than Honey Piazza and Dave Kida.

Jazzfest 2011 - Day One Looks Good

Day One - one of the things I miss the most. Used to be the least crowded day with the freshest food as I recall. Only $45 in advance or $60 at the gate for the day. Jb's picks in bold...


Robert Plant & the Band of Joy, Jeff Beck, Wyclef Jean, The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Keb' Mo', Mighty Clouds of Joy, Justin Townes Earle, Ron Carter Trio w/ Mulgrew Miller and Russell Malone, Donald Harrison, Tab Benoit, Jon Cleary, George Porter, Jr. & Runnin' Pardners, John Mooney & Bluesiana, the subdudes, Mia Borders, Anat Cohen Quartet, Los Hombres Calientes feat. Bill Summers & Irvin Mayfield.

The Bahamas Experience, Ti-Coca & Wanga Négès of Haiti, Germaine Bazzle, The Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste, Jr., Haitian - New Orleans Connection featuring Emeline Michel, Dr. Jean Montes, and Dr. Michael White, Warren Storm - Willie Tee & Cypress, Shades of Praise, Henry Gray & the Cats, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, Red Stick Ramblers, Coco Robicheaux, Danny Barnes, Otra, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, New Orleans Spiritualettes, Corey Ledet, Derek Douget, Lil Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers, Doreen's Jazz New Orleans, Dave Lemon & the Flow, MASHUP feat.

Terence Higgins, Ike Stubblefield, and Grant Green, Jr., Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders with guest Butch Thompson, Happy Talk Band, Meschiya Lake & Dem Lil' Big Horns, Connie Jones & the Crescent City Jazz Band, Hadley J. Castille Family & the Sharecroppers Cajun Band, Comanche Hunters and Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians, Real Untouchables Brass Band, Rocks of Harmony, Morning Star Mass Choir, Chris Clifton, Louis Ford & his New Orleans Flairs, Voices of Peter Claver, Los Astros de America, Tulane Jazz Ensemble, Jonno & Cajun Experience, Mount Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church Choir, Sister Naomi Washington and Group, Smitty Dee's Brass Band, Dillard University Jazz Ensemble, Black Mohawk and Black Foot Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Keep N it Real, We R One, Zulu, and Big Nine Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Louisiana Sketches with Carl LeBlanc presented by Young Audiences, Gray Hawk, Young Cheyenne and Geronimo Hunters Mardi Gras Indians...

Louisiana Bayou - Dave Matthews

Interesting fan reaction...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Donna "Guitar" Grantis @ the North Atlantic Blues Festival

This Festival just happens to be on my Bucket List right up there with the Grand Canyon and the Redwoods of California. Maybe I could sit in on the drums and jam with Ms. Grantis when I get there, yeah boy!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Trampled Under Foot - Love My Baby

Just so happens that these two brothers have a sister, one who can sing and play a little too, if you know what I mean...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Great Louie Louie Debate

Once the subject of an FBI investigation, two years in duration believe it or not. Priceless for anyone with brothers...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mike Zito - Little Red Corvette

Guess who said and I quote "Damn, not bad for a white boy, dig?"

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lovey Dovies - Back in the Easy

Head out River Road - past the big "O" then a quick right cross the tracks, toward the Zoo, over the levee and look what you might just find...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Like Father, Like Son

The apple didn't fall far...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

In The Beginning

See what Paul had to put up with...

India Arie - Today's Lesson

Who says an old dog can't learn new tricks? Thanks KD.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Harry Chapin - Taxi

Who was it that said life is full of twists and turns? Oh well, guess I just did.

Monday, January 10, 2011

The New Mastersounds

Jb's halftime find:

The Hollies - Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress

Jb thinks that The Hollies were second only to the Beatles across the pond where they had over 20 straight Top 20 hits back in the day (Lex just knows no one could have topped the Beatles). Graham Nash was long gone by 1971 when lead vocalist Allan Clarke decided it was his turn to split. Had to rethink his decision quick, fast and in a hurry though when this sweet ditty scored big time in the States rather than the UK. Go figure...

Eric Johnson - When DeucE Speaks...

Best listen - Jb does. One from his vault, one that takes me back to my college days. My younger brother turned me on to Eric Johnson and his amazing licks. We used to listen to Eric and Stevie Ray on the way to and from the University of New Orleans. Not much care in the world for us back then. Thanks to DeucE for the recommendation and given recent world events, a much needed walk down memory lane. Enjoy.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Robert Cray at the Crossroads Festival

Man, what a stage! Thank you Mr. Cray and Welcome Mr. Preston.

Dance Mick Dance

Check out the moves of one Sir Michael Philip Jagger from back in the day when the boyz were a cover band.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Lyle Lovett - Skinny Legs

Got 'em, just need the blue Toyota and the girl...

Doyle Bramhall - Old School Texas Style

A little off the beaten path I know but here's the way that it should be done...

Friday, January 7, 2011

Stevie Ray - With A Message

The challenge is the journey...

Tightrope - Bramhall/Vaughan

Caught up in a whirlwind can't catch my breath,
knee deep in hot water broke out in a cold sweat
Can't catch a turtle in this rat race,
feels like I'm losin' time at a breakneck pace

Afraid of my own shadow in the face of grace,
heart full of darkness spotlight on my face
There was love all around me but I was lookin' for revenge,
thank God it never found me would have been the end

I was walkin' the tightrope steppin' on my friends
Walkin' the tightrope it was a shame and a sin
Walkin' the tightrope between wrong and right
Walkin' the tightrope both day and night

Lookin' back in front of me in the mirror's a grin,
through eyes of love I see I'm really lookin' at a friend
We've all had our problems that's the way life is,
my heart goes out to others who are there to make amends
We've been walkin' the tightrope tryin' to make it right
Walkin' the tightrope every day and every night
Walkin' the tightrope bring it all around
Walkin' the tightrope from the lost to found

Walkin' the tightrope stretched around the world
Walkin' the tightrope save the boys and girls
Walkin' the tightrope let's make it right
Walkin' the tightrope do it do it tonight
Walkin' the tightrope

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Swing - Lisa Stansfield & Company

Remember It Ain't What You Do... Original video pulled, Replaced by their performance of Mack the Knife.

It's Just A Thought - CCR

This one came to mind after spending some time at where a good writer shares his insight - good stuff that hits home. Thanks E for the hook-up.

"Pendulum" was the last studio release for the four original members of CCR. Some great songs on the album, including "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" but I guess by then the writing was on the wall...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

George Harrison - Here Comes The Sun

To Friends and the Start of a New Year...