Woo Hoo, Yeah, you right! Larry and I are headed to Louisiana early tomorrow morning to enjoy a bit of Jazz Fest, meet up with old friends and relatives, listen to fantastic music and sample some fine cuisine. THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL NEIGHBORS FOR KEEPING A WATCH OVER THE OL' HOMESTEAD!
We're recreating our 1990 trip when we met each other. I was working as Billy Vera's board operator on his KCRW-FM radio show. Chuck Taggart's show, "Gumbo YaYa" was right after our show. I got bit by the Louisiana music bug listening to Chuck's show. He suggested I go to Jazz Fest and take Nancy Covey's tour that included a weekend at Jazz Fest in New Orleans and a music-oriented tour to Cajun Country. Thank you, Chuck. I met Larry through a bunch of Los Angeles folks attending the Festival. Going to Louisiana changed my life.
We'll be in New Orleans, staying at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in the French Quarter for 4 nights.
|Bourbon Orleans Hotel|
We plan on seeing many friends and hearing a ton o' fantastic music at Jazz Fest and beyond!
|Map to the Stages at the Fair Grounds for Jazz Fest|
On Monday, we head to Cajun Country with the rest of our group to tour the Acadian cities of Eunice, Erath, Lafayette and beyond. I look forward to hearing Marc and Ann Savoy's beautiful music at their Crawfish Boil and dance. We also will be visiting Zydeco musician Geno Delafose at his home for a BBQ and dance. Swinging over to visit the Cajun Hank Williams, D.L. Menard in Erath. In Lafayette we'll be visiting Chef Patrick Mould's restaurant for a cooking lesson, lunch and a bit of music provided by Michael Doucet. We head back to New Orleans for one more day and then it's back to the other LA.
Bon Ton Roulet, my friends! I hope to post a few photos from the road.
|Crawfish Boil with corn and 'taters|