Thanks to everyone who helped me to celebrate my birthday the soulful way on Friday, September 13 (2013), at my 7th annual Birthday Jam at Tipitina's. This year, we presented a big payback for ya and called it "Good Foot: A James Brown Get Down."
Get down indeed, as we got down on the dancefloor with the super Funk of the Nigel Hall Band with very special guest Christian McBride. Plus, there was live painting by Reuben Cheatem, cupcakes from Laurel Street Bakery, and positive power courtesy of the ladies of Funk Baby Productions. Special thanks to Tipitina's; to all of the musicians who made it funky: Nigel Hall (vocals, bandleader, Soul Power), Christian McBride (bass, vocals, Funk thumpin'), John Notto (guitar), Alvin Ford Jr. (drums), Roderick Paulin (saxophone), Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet), and Eric Bloom (trumpet); and to all of you who came out in huge numbers and packed the place out.
That's what I call a soulful takeover and a right on party situation. Thanks for a birthday jam I'll never forget.
Enjoy these pictures, and if you'd like to see even more, click over here to the full set of pictures on my Facebook page.
The first Tremé Festival, hosted by the Historic Faubourg Tremé Association (HFTA), is happening Saturday, October 3, from 11a-8p. This free festival kicks off a weekend full of events raising funds for urgent repairs for the St. Augustine Catholic Church.
Git yer whiskey out for a listening session with New Orleans rockabilly-inspired band The Rotten Cores and their new album, Sunset Limited. Released at the beginning of August, Sunset Limited is the second full-length album out from this 4-piece.