By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival always takes place over two extended weekends in late April and early May. But that’s [...]
By Jenny Peters and Andy J. Gordon The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a marathon that every year for the past 47 spans consecutive weekends in late April and [...]
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
draws many great musicians as well as thousands of people from around the world. In the days between festival weekends, there are an abundance of shows that take place at the many nightclubs throughout the city. None of those shows had the amazing collection of musical talent that the New Orleans Musicians for Obama
fundraiser gathered on Tuesday May 1st at Generations Hall. There were so many big names and incredible performances that it was a non-stop barrage of talent.
There was a strong Grateful Dead vibe at Saint Rocke (www.saintrocke.com) in Hermosa Beach on October 25, 2010. Moonalice (www.moonalice.com) the first band on stage, is a group with obvious love and respect for the Dead. The second band, 7 Walkers (http://7walkers.com) has a real Dead connection with founding drummer, Bill Kreutzmann, putting together this new group with Papa Mali, George Porter, Jr., and Matt Hubbard. The Saint Rocke show was filled with jam-loving fans, including members of the Dead cover band Cubensis, who grooved to the music late into the night.