Well, today is Wednesday, which means I forgot to post this yesterday on Fat Tuesday. Sometimes my brain is on permanent Mardi Gras time…
Here it is anyway… Just a list to enjoy and get you in the mood.
Since I did not do an artist or band from New Orleans today… I decided to honor Fat Tuesday by adding a bonus post in case some of you needed a little Po Boy flair… a little gumbo, if you will…
So feel free to add to the list, and tell me what gets your spices going… but here are some musicians and bands that seem indelibly identified with the city of New Orleans.
While I have no desire to go down for Mardi Gras, I have never been to N’awlins (which I hear is NOT the way to pronounce it… I think New Aw Lins is right)… I SOOOOOO want to go down for the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Hint, hint…
Aaron Neville and the Neville Brothers
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Hank Williams, Jr. – I’ll put him here, despite his recent antics…
Harry Connick, Jr.
Jelly Roll Morton
Jerry Lee Lewis
Joe “King” Oliver
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Additions from Karen (Thanks, K):
Dirty Dozen Brass Band