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Preservation Hall Jazz Band Going Very Strong After 51+ Years

Wow, Preservation Hall Jazz Band gave us an incredible show at The Sinclair on Tuesday night! This show, presented by Grain Audio, was the fourth time I’ve seen the band in the past two years and it was quite possibly the best I’ve seen them.

Charlie Gabriel

Charlie Gabriel

Yes, I saw the band’s 50th anniversary show in January 2012 at Carnegie Hall in New York from sixth row center and it was amazing, but there was something about the energy in Tuesday night’s audience that made the band soar even higher than they normally do.


Ben Jaffe - more cowbell, please

Ben Jaffe – more cowbell, please

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Get Into a New Orleans Groove with The New Orleans Suspects

What a night of great music by The New Orleans Suspects at Johnny D’s on Thursday night!

This is the closest I could get to a shot of the full band...

This is the closest I could get to a shot of the full band…

The name of the band may not be familiar to you yet, but their pedigrees should be.  Read the rest of this entry

Excellent Ticket Friday!

Friday is generally the day of the week when most new concerts go on sale, and today was no exception.

One of my favorite performers, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, is finally going to be back in Boston doing a headlining show! He’s at House of Blues on January 18,2014. Yes, my first concert tickets for 2014 are now in my hands!

A new favorite, The New Orleans Suspects, is going to be at my favorite small venue, Johnny D’s, on Thursday, November 14. The band is composed of members of The Radiators and Dirty Dozen Brass Band, to name a few, and they are awesome performers. I was introduced to them at a New Orleans music festival last summer and hoped they would add a Boston area show to their fall tour.

These are two amazing New Orleans based acts that you should see! Maybe I’ll see you at the shows!

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