March 7, 2016
Having a great time here in New Orleans. I got here and hit the ground running. Thanks to everyone who has made me feel so welcome here! In the first week I played several open mics and audio engineered pre-production sessions for Joe Tullos’ new album. Many thanks to Joe Tullos (vox/guitar), Dave Malone (vox/guitar), Kevin Aucoin (drums), Stu Cole (bas) and Michael Paz (all around good guy.)
I’m sitting in on rubboard with the Cajun Drifters on Mondays from 7 to midnight at the Bayou Club on Bourbon Street – Bruce Daigrepont (vox/cajun accordion), John Dowden (fiddle), Michael Dupuy (bass) and Kevin Aucoin (drums). And, yes, Bourbon Street is all it’s cracked up to be – every night is like Saturday night on Bleecker Street in NYC.
I’ve been absolutely knocked out by everyone I’ve seen play, but especially the Joe Krown Trio with Joe on Hammond B3, Walter “Wolfman” Washington on vocals and guitar and Russell Batiste on drums. They brought tears to my eyes and I couldn’t help thinking about New Orleans native and New York transplant, Charles “Honeyboy” Otis. I’m sure Charles was smiling down from on high. If you haven’t seen Charles’ youtube video on New Orleans’ style drumming, check it out here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAx6JZ5IY9o
Find my complete performance list under the “Shows” tab. If you’re not fortunate enough to be in the Crescent City this month, please let your friends here know where I’m playing. And, ask them to introduce themselves – I’d love to meet them!!
I’ll be back to start up my residency at the Bar Chord on Cortelyou Street in Brooklyn on Tuesday, April 19th. Hope to see you there. Until then, I’ll be soaking up the feel of the bayou.