Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Photos - Lafayette and Baton Rouge

Here is the first batch of photos from the US trip. These are from the Lafayette/Baton Rouge leg.
First photo is of the excellent Sharon Jones who, with her band the Dap-Kings, really lighted up the Festival Louisiane in Lafayette. Teddy's Juke Joint near Baton Rouge was the destination on our second evening. Here are bluesmen Rudy Richard and Larry 'Lightning' Washington.
And this is Teddy himself, who masterminds the shows. At one point he was standing behind us shining a torch on the band to create lighting effects!
Ruthie Foster appeared at the Baton Rouge Festival and showed that she has an excellent voice and a wide range of material.
Tony Joe White's hypnotic singing and steady laid back manner was a real highlight at the Baton Rouge festival.
And here is young bluesman Chris Thomas King, also at Baton Rouge. He appeared in the movie Oh Brother Where Art Thou.
Back to the Festival Louisiane and this is the King of Cajun music D L Menard.
Also in Lafayette here is a photo of Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas.
We ate some great food on the trip, best of which was at Landry's restaurant in Henderson, La. Left to right here are yours truly, Allan Lloyd and Dave Carroll.
Kenny and the Heartbreakers play every Sunday night at the Atchafalaya Club in Henderson and it's a throwback to the late fifties, when Kenny recorded a couple of singles.
And here is a group picture of some of the 2010 Stompers with Kenny that night.


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