. . musicians

Updated: December 15, 2016

If I have an addiction…it would be to live music.  Not big crowded concerts with t-shirts on sale and over priced tickets.  No, I like local music.  Small bands playing at pubs or coffee shops…or a living room, even a back yard.   Musicians who play in small venues are working hard to do something they love.  And the must truly love the music to be in these small venues – and their obsession with the music, their love for the experience, that’s what I want to be a part of. . .

Here are the musicians I’ve heard along my way…

02-art-and-annies-party The lovely music at Annie and Art’s party!


here’s a little peak at the goodness of the day

trey-hensley-and-rob-ickes Trey Hensley and Rob Ickes at the Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC
20161007_220011 Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet, @ C. Grace in Raleigh, NC
seanflemming Sean Flemming, at a small Irish pub in Virginia
20161112_164948 Buku Broux, an amazingly energetic group that I had the pleasure of seeing on the streets in New Orleans.  They were everywhere. In Jackson Square, Royal Street and on Frenchman.  20161112_164921


20161112_193207_004  I spent more than one evening at the Spotted Cat on Frechman.  One of the first nights I enjoyed the tunes from the Panorama Jazz Band.
20161115_192828  Spent some time at the d.b.a. Club on Frenchman with DinosAurchestra.

20161117_191914  Another night at the Spotted Cat with Miss Sophie Lee.  She was a treat.
20161117_204412  Aaron Goldberg Trio at Snug Harbor on Frenchman was phenomenal!  I enjoyed the playful interaction between Aaron and Grayson Hackelman – they truly enjoyed the evening. 


20161119_195234  Through the recommendations of a couple of friends; I got tickets to see Kermit Ruffins! What a thrill this was!!

More jazz in New Orleans!!


download-1 Steve Martin is one of my all-time favorite…everything.  He’s talented and I enjoy his comedy, his writing, his music and now this…

Bright Star was an award-winning musical, with award-winning music.  I was not able to make it to see the show, but I got tickets to the concert while I was in New York City.  To add to the joy, Steve and Edie hosted the event.

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big-band  While in New York you have to see all the show possible, and a trip to Lincoln Center is part of the joy!  Being that I was in New York during the holidays I treated myself to a night of Big Band Holiday Jazz.