After two nights of competition here in Memphis, we moove to the semiFinal round tonight. The level of competition is very high with over 200 acts here fro all over the world. New Oleans own Big Daddy O' has advanced to the next round. From tonight's performances will be picked the 8 solo/duo acts the will be in the finals tomorrow night at the Historic Orpheum Theatre.
I had written a long entry all about AYH and the show at the Maple Leaf uptown when he joined Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition in the second set and they rocked the doors off the place 'til it sounded like a Mississippi Jukejoint, or a Country Church..but the site crashed and I lost it.
Chet Overall said they had a blast the first time they played live on my show, so we decided to do it again. The Lagniappe Brass Band, a new B.B. that does some very tight ensemble playing, will once again entertain, fun and good music this coming Friday morning, 8 o'clock CST, January the 28th, 2010. Tune in!
As we ring in the new year, join us in reminiscing about the best moments of 2010. From live broadcasts and in-studio performances to shows and festivals, we can think of quite a few magical highlights from the past year in New Orleans' rich musical tapestry.