050314 Dr. John Tribute, New Orleans, LA

The lineup for this amazing tribute concert was scheduled to include the likes of Mavis Staples, Jimmie Vaughan, Gregg Allman, Lucinda Williams, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Warren Haynes and so many more, not to mention the man himself, Dr. John…

032816 George Porter Jr., New Orleans, LA

If you’re ever in New Orleans you’ve got to get to the Maple Leaf Bar for a show. There’s nothing classy about the classic dive but it’s been a live music institution for the last forty years or so in a town that knows its live music. On March 28th, 2016 I took my own advice and hopped the iconic St. Charles streetcar far from the French Quarter to the nondescript venue…

032016 The Passion, New Orleans, LA

In the Spring of 2016 I spent three weeks in the French Quarter of New Orleans. One morning I was perusing the local paper (as is my habit when on vacation) and I read about an upcoming event that I found very intriguing. It was a modernized version of The Passion of The Christ adapted by Tyler Perry, it was to be broadcast live on television as it was acted out in real time, it was all happening right in the French Quarter and best of all it was free…

Louisiana: January, 2019

Settling in for a relatively calm two-week stay in the Crescent City, m’lady and I augmented our usual sights and stops with our first NFL game (Go Saints Go!) and our first trip together outside of the city, when we rented a Jeep and hit the road for Lafayette and environs. All in all it was another spectacular trip to one of the greatest places America has to offer.