Halloween is a great holiday in New Orleans, a city full of veteran costumers and revelers. Here are a few of my picks out of the myriad of haunting, ghoulish, horrifying, and otherwise undead celebrations in the coming days.
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band released their latest album, Zydeco Stuff, last month on Swampadellic Records. Zydeco Stuff is another smooth, well-produced album from this group of veteran performers. Carrier is a third-generation zydeco artist with such famous relatives as Roy Carrier (father), Warren Carrier (grandfather), and cousins Bebe and Calvin Carrier.
Saxophonist Brent Rose released his new album, The Unexpected Gift, last month. The ten-track release runs the gamut from contemporary to free jazz, with a couple of welcome stops along the way to play out some more traditional tunes.
The New Orleans Film Festival runs through October 22 in venues throughout the city. Over the years the festival has provided an opportunity for filmmakers to premiere their latest works including full-length features, shorts, documentaries and animation, as well as music videos.