This makes me very happy.
The legendary Charlie Gabriel, senior member of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, will release his first solo record, "89" on the Sub Pop label.
It gets a digital release on 2/25, with CDs and vinyl due in July.
Charlie's playing on this first single is absolutely sublime.
I've seen Charlie Gabriel play more times than I can remember. He'd be a frequent guest at both Shannon Powell's Sunday night jams and Bob French's Monday night residencies at the long lamented Donna's Bar & Grill on N. Rampart Street in New Orleans. Never a bad time was had.
Again, this makes me happy.