Like a lot of the women I know, I am a fan of burlesque shows. It’s interesting. Ask most women if they would like to go see burlesque and, most likely, they will jump at the chance. Ask if they want to go and watch another type of ‘exotic’ dancer, and the reaction is rarely as enthusiastic.
The blues finds its way to your ears via the fingerpicking of New Orleans guitarist John Rankin, followed by pianist Bob Andrews tickling the ivories. The Crescent City has a rhythm both in the clubs and on the stove, as we explore the cycle of cuisine that surrounds daily life in New Orleans.
It is the morning of the second full day of the IBC here in Memphis and what a ride. Wed night the International showcase was fantastic, a concert with all of the acts from outside of the US. 12 countries are represented from 5 continents. I was most impressed with the duo from Germany. Last night the first round of the semi-finals.