Bywater is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Bywater District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: Florida Avenue to the north, the Industrial Canal to the east, the Mississippi River to the south and Franklin Avenue, St. Claude Avenue, Clouet, Burgundy, Lesseps, North Galvez and Mazant Streets to the west. Bywater is part of the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, but is located along the natural levee of the Mississippi River, sparing the area from significant flooding.
Spent a big part of the day walking through The Bywater. Walking in this town is absolutely necessary, otherwise you'll end up looking like Clemenza when he went to the mattresses.
Ended up at Euclid Records. Found some good stuff, including a Dells album that was playing the entire time I was shopping. "Love Is Blue" contains the hit "Oh What A Night," as well as some unlikely covers of Bobby Goldsboro's awful hit "Honey," a Jimmy Webb medley of "Wichita Lineman" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade Of Pale," and every one of them knocked me out.
Today is the first day of the Fest. Looking forward to the Fairgrounds, but I think today's highlight will be seeing Li'l Band O' Gold's tribute to the late, great Bobby Charles at the House Of Blues Parish later this evening. There will be a very special guest vocalist with the band this evening, Mr. Robert Plant. Needless to say, I'm excited.
TAKE A LISTEN TO THE DELLS.
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