Jelly Roll Justice is going to New York to catch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presenting “Jazz Meets Clave” (Thursday through Saturday, October 21st through the 23rd, in the Rose Theatre). Jelly Roll will then attend the “Smokin' Jazz Sessions of Chucho Valdés with The Afro-Cuban Messengers” (Friday and Saturday, October 22nd and 23rd in the Allen Room).
A small crowd gathered to see a wild eyed madman torture his guitar until it bled the truth, in red white and blue.
I sat back in the shadows fearing his laser beam eyes would sear a hole through my brain. My head was dizzy and my soul was on fire as the first tones shot from his weapon (cleverly disguised as a flat top guitar)..
In the upcoming weeks, Your Insomniac Blues Show will be informing listeners of a Locally Produced/Directed Feature Film en-titled "Cure for the Crash". Stay Tuned to this Blog for information about the Feature Film Screened during the New Orleans Film Festival October 16th @ Canal Place and October 19th @ Prytania Theatre...
My jazz education involved mostly artists who played instruments, not vocalists. There were really only three vocalists who were deemed by my mentor to be worthy of intense study: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan.
Drew Landry says it "isn't about me", it's about a song and a benefit. It's about saving South Louisiana and the Gulf Coast from washing away. It's about standing up for the people that are the real America, not the greed that leeches the life from the land. It's about getting his message out to the world.