Favorite thing Mmm , seafood ! Any restaraunt . French Quarter , drink a Hurricane , eat crawfish , go to voodoo woman , Acme Oyster House , Abita Beer , Bourbon Street , Audobon Zoo , Bucktown , Magazine District , more seafood , and that's just your first day ! Just go there !
Fondest memory Just being there .
Favorite thing The New Orleans music scene is legendary and there are many musicians that needed to be "experienced" for one to say they've heard music in New Orleans....
Bonerama is one such act....with more brass than class, the Mark Mullins and the boys of Bonerama put a wall of sound like no other...so if you're looking for that rare tuba solo or the sound of a trombone ran through a distortion pedal Bonerama is the band for you....
Favorite thing The New Orleans music scene is legendary and there are many musicians that needed to be "experienced" for one to say they've heard the music of New Orleans....
Henry Butler is an absolute must....with hands as big as boxing gloves, this dude hammers out rhythm and blues on the piano with so much soul you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven…and put the rest of the boys of the Game Band behind Henry and you’ve got a combination like no other…
I have seen Henry Butler and the Game Band a hand full of times around town and each time I walk away absolutely dumbfounded and amazed by the amount of energy and talent on stage.
Favorite thing This laundrette at 838 North Rampart is the former site of Cosimo Matassa's J&M Recording studio way back when.
The plaque you see next to the entrance reads:
First Recording Studio Of Cosimo Matassa
Built Circa 1835 With Galleries Likely Added In The 1850s
In 1944, J&M Amusements Acquired The Building, And Cosimo Matassa Soon Opened J&M Recording Studio
Oscar "Papa" Celestin, Danny Barker, and the Dukes Of Dixieland recorded jazz here
The "New Orleans Sound" developed from pioneering rhythm & blues and rock & roll recordings made here between 1947 and 1956 by Paul Gayten, Annie Laurie, Roy Brown, Professor Longhair, Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino, Guitar Slim, Shirley & Lee, Lloyd Price, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles and others.
Favorite thing Not surprisingly, New Orleans has great jazz. Its played all over, in bars and nightclubs, sidewalk cafes and even streetside by performers.
Fondest memory Sitting in the French Market Cafe on a sunny Sunday afternoon listening to jazz.
Fondest memory The birthplace of Jazz is where the modern Holiday Inn now stands. the huge clarinet painted on the wall is a reminder of that.
Favorite thing It may be difficult to see in the poor resolution of this photo, but this shop caters to funerals and jazz, a not too out of the ordinary combination for New Orleans.