Frenchmen Street gets New Venues

Looks Like 2 New Joints will be opening On Frenchmen.You Got Dat Dogs working on Building a Hot Dog Restaurant on The Corner next to Apple Barrel.And What Used to be the Old Labourde printing Co. Building gonna be turning into a Fine Dining establishment.It was Supposed to open as Bamboola’s Last Year But was shot Down by the Zoning Commission.If it has Music That remains to be seen.Hopefully they will have entertainment and put another 20-30 Musicians to work.
Yes The simple Days of just Locals is waining Fast!I have seen this growth coming since the early Years and while it is a Sad Thing to watch disappear Its also Interesting to see what it’s transforming into.In some ways I hate it.But In others just to think 12 years ago it was almost a Non Factor.Now it is the Undisputed Heavy Weight of Music In New Orleans even Crushing Bourbon Street for Live Music.While the Locals are fleeing to St.Claude and the Bywater area for entertainment The Tourist Know about Frenchmen and are flocking In.In the Long run better Pay Has come for the Service Industry on Frenchmen and as a working Musician here “Money Talks and Bull $hit Walks”

Site of New Dat Dogs on Frenchmen Street
Hot Dog on Frenchmen Street


Reddy Teddy Local Bluesman & D.J. FOR WWOZ Dies

I played with Teddy in The 90’s off and on and he had a solid Show.Teddy brought out Lots of older New Orleans Blues Musicians Including Lil Freddie King and helped them get back into the Scene.He will be Sadly Missed by the Music Community here In New Orleans.All credit for following story goes to offbeat magazine.
http://www.offbeat.com/2013/09/19/rip-ready-teddy-terence-mcquiston-nola-bluesman-wwoz-vet/


Review of The Melatauns New Cd from Offbeat

This is the second Review of the Bands first Album.
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http://www.offbeat.com/2013/09/01/melatauns-bards-of-melatonia/


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