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Sweet Emma Barrett

Born 120 years ago. See her Know Louisiana entry. dirty blueshumourinnuendoJazzmusicnew orleanspianoPreservation Hall Jazz BandSweet Emma Barrett

“Second Line” for Bowie

As ugly as a teenage millionaire pretending it’s a whizz kid world You’ll take me aside, and say “Well, David, what shall I do? They wait for me in the hallway” I’ll say “don’t ask me, I don’t know any hallways” But they move in numbers and they’ve got me in a corner I feel…

Review of Preservation Hall’s latest

The always thoughtful and eloquent Keith Spera: here is his review of Presevation Hall’s latest, and a very Burkean assessment in the following quote: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band cannot, and should not, escape or avoid its esteemed and considerable legacy. But a respect for, and connection to, the past should not preclude looking forward. Music,…