We preview the upcoming Crescent City Blues and BBQ festival. Along the way, we'll catch up with Scott Aiges from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation to talk about the festival. In the second half, we listen to an encore performance of Paul Sanchez and John Boutté before grabbing a Surf and Turf Po-boy at the Parkway Bakery and Tavern.
The Gretna Heritage Festival is the West Bank’s biggest and best music festival. It starts Friday, October 2, and runs through the weekend. Catch all your favorite local acts like Trombone Shorty, Allen Toussaint, and Anders Osborne, as well as superstars like Chicago, Kool & the Gang and The Guess Who on 8 stages in historic Gretna, Louisiana.
Margie Perez is a lovely singer and also a fantastic songwriter. Her last CD, “Singing for my Supper,” is soon going to be re-released through a non-profit label dedicated to helping New Orleans musicians. You can always find her performing all over the city. We recently had a short chat with her at the Balcony Music Club (BMC).