Thursday, September 23, 2010
Good Morning From Downtown New Orleans
"Can I get a Maker's on the rocks?"
"We're out of Maker's."
"How about a Wild Turkey on the rocks?"
"Um..we're out of Wild Turkey."
"Hmmm...what kind of bourbon do you have?"
Landed in New Orleans last night for the Ponderosa Stomp, the annual gathering of unsung heroes of rock, soul, country, blues and more.
Performances this year will include The Trashmen, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Duane Eddy, Barbara Lynn, LaLa Brooks, Roy Loney & Cyril Jordan, Thee Midnighters, Young Jessie, Lazy Lester and more.
There is also a film festival, with a sneak preview of "The Bayou Maharajah," Lily Keber's documentary on James Booker, as well as the usual activities that take place on a nightly basis in this great city, including a solo performance by Jon Cleary and last night's very hot performance by America's premier sousaphone, washboard, guitar trio, the Tin Men.
Posting will be sporadic, but I will get up photos and reviews when I can.