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...
On Nov. 8 and 13, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University honored Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, one of the most important partnerships in the history of rock and roll. Check out our blog posts and photos from the event!
The 9th Annual Ponderosa Stomp takes place September 24-25 in New Orleans, featuring live music, a music history conference, a film series, and a record hop at various locations in New Orleans! This year's performers at the House of Blues include Honeyboy Edwards (pictured), Lil' Buck Sinegal, Duane Eddy, and many more.
Guitarist John Scofield will visit WWOZ at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 to chat with T.R. Johnson on Jazz from the French Market. Catch Sco' with the Piety Street Band (Jon Cleary, George Porter Jr., & Terence Higgins) this Saturday at Tipitina's.
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.