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Jazz Fest – The Boxed Set
Mar06

Jazz Fest – The Boxed Set

Read about the omnibus recording celebrating New Orleans’s Jazz Fest Smithsonian Folkways Presents a Fifty Year Retrospective of The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Five Discs of Live Music from 1974 to 2016 Includes Trombone Shorty, Irma Thomas, Big Freedia, Professor Longhair, The Neville Brothers, Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Kermit Ruffins, Terence Blanchard, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Champion Jack...

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Cayamo 2018
Feb12

Cayamo 2018

Read our look-back of the Cayamo Music Cruise 2018   By Rob Dickens   It was my second Cayamo Cruise. They (the organisers, Sixthman) – call it a “Journey Through Song”.  Sounds a little pretentious but on reflection it fits like a glove. I had the spiritual awakening of Cayamo 2017.  I was blessed by wonderful music, the friendliest punters ever encountered and easy access to most everywhere musically.  I...

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Out On Highway 61
Sep11

Out On Highway 61

Read about our musical experiences driving through Mississippi USA Music Tour 2015 Day 21 Clarksdale Mississippi 10 September Time to leave the beautiful city of New Orleans.  It turned out to be my shortest stay here at only three nights, but we packed in quite a bit. We checked out of our hotel, the Maison Dupuy.  The renovations in the courtyard have been underway since January and are aimed at increasing the capacity for...

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Gator Aid
Sep10

Gator Aid

Read about our musical experiences in New Orleans Louisiana   USA Music Tour 2015 Day 20 New Orleans Louisiana 9 September Leaving the Maison Dupuy via our Airboat Adventures bus, we headed North past the airport to Hahnville, about 25 minutes from the French Quarter. The reception given to us at the tour depot would be best described as ‘rustic and ironic’.  Having completed the formalities, we boarded our airboat...

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Taking It Big Easy
Sep10

Taking It Big Easy

Read about our musical experiences in New Orleans Louisiana   USA Music Tour 2015 Day 19 New Orleans Louisiana 8 September Today is our wedding anniversary – 36 years – and we couldn’t think of a better place in which to spend it.  This is my seventh visit to this beautiful city and Jenny’s third – it’s familiar and exotically different at the same time.  Perfect for both of us. A variety of...

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