Mirliton Fest, the Bywater's annual neighborhood festival, is celebrating its 26th year this Saturday, November 7. Running from 11a to 7p at Markey Park, this free family-friendly fest will host live music from Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, the Washboard Chaz Trio, One Love Brass Band, Five Card Stud, Doombalaya, and Hot Tooth.
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.
Terry Domingue & the Zydeco Bad Boys do "Pretty Girl Waltz," from their Back on Track, their 2014 release and their first after a six-year hiatus. Domingue sings and plays accordion; the other musicians include Kent August (guitar), Ken Herpin (guitar), Chris Domingue (rubboard), Chuck Bush (bass), Orion Cedey (drums), Tony (keyboards).
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.