So we're headed back to New Orleans for the new year this year, and I've been looking ahead at the music calendar for some ideas of things to do while we're there (now that we've gotten some of the tourist stuff out of the way, I look forward to sleeping later and enjoying more of the nightlife). The funny thing is that some of the big shows we saw down there last year are coming around again. George Porter and Johnny Vidacovich at the Maple Leaf? Yep. Eddie Bo and Snooks Eaglin at Mid-City Rock N' Bowl Check. Dr. John at House of Blues? Mais oui, ma cheri.
These shows were good enough to demand a return visit, I'd think. We were so exhausted that we didn't get to catch the whole thing, so there's certainly more to be heard. And watching George Porter play bass is a revelation. These folks are legends. Plus, there's a Toadies reunion while we're down there, and I'd like to relive my college radio days. This is going to be a lot of fun.