The New Orleans Strathspey & Reel Society in cooperation with the First Unitarian Universalist Church is sponsoring a not-to-be-missed one-night-only Brian McNeill concert right here in New Orleans on Wednesday, September 14.
Gary Clark, Jr. is a name you will soon be hearing a lot more of. With a style that mixes the grittiness of The Black Keys and showmanship of Lenny Kravitz, Clark is part of the rocking "new blues" family that was first popularized by The White Stripes in the early 2000s. Only 27, Clark is quickly rising to the top of the ever-evolving American blues genre and was declared "Best Young Gun" by Rolling Stone in June 2011. He recently inked a deal with music industry heavy-hitter Warner Music, and the EP he is now promoting was released last month in anticipation of a brand new LP.
Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 11:59pm - Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 3:00am
In the 1980s, the audience for Louisiana music was a mere handful of hipsters fans. Music collector types. Louisiana music wasn't on radio or commercials or movie sound tracks. There was no "Treme." The local musicians we take for granted today were barely gigging in town much less touring.