Help me out here. A couple of my acquaintance are celebrating their 40th anniversary in New Orleans in a couple of weeks and asked me where they should go for a “special” night of music. I haven’t been there in years and don’t have a clue but I said I would ask around. I’m asking around. Bear in mind that these are folks who think that Al Hirt and Pete Fountain are probably the greatest jazz players who ever lived. And, I’m guessing that too loud or too grungy would not be good. Who has some recommendations?
As long as we’re talking Nawlins, there are three–count ‘em–big Dr. John shows at BAM coming up in April. And anybody know a piano player/singer from New Orleans (now living in New York) named Brian Mitchell? Saw him gigging with Levon Helm a few months ago and really liked his stuff. If you see him, please tell him I’m looking for him.