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.

Review of The Melatauns New Cd from Offbeat

This is the second Review of the Bands first Album.

King James and The Specialmen In New York and The Lincoln Center

King James and The Specialmen Invaded New York July4-6 with Two Gigs In Red Hook at The Bait and Tackle and a Performance at The Lincoln Center on July 5th.A little New Orleans in New York City!

Coney Island New York

John Rodli and Bruce Brackman New York City

King James and the Specialmen Lincoln Center

King James and the specialmen Subway New York

King James Red Hook New York

Radio City Music Hall

Brackman Red Hook Bait and Tackle

Bruce Brackman

New Frenchmen Street Photos

Tomatoe Samich!New Orleans Favorite!

Matt Johnson New Orleans Guitarist

Stret Music on Frenchmen


Meschiya Lake Interviewed for

This one was done in The3 Heat of August on Frenchmen Street.Meschiya was a Real Trooper agreeing to meet me at The Cafe Rose Nicaud.It is also one of my Favorite Interviews just before Mush Started getting Big.


Crazy New Orleans Jazz Fest Night at The Spotted Cat 5/3/13

Last Night was a Night To remember at the Cat!

Musician Point of View

From The Stage

Jazz Fest @The Spotted Cat 2013 The Spotted Cat Music Club Spotted Cat 2 Crowd at the Spotted Cat1

Bruce Brackman Interviewed Bathroom of The Spotted Cat !

I had Bruce stand on the toilet in the Bathroom of the Spotted Cat to get better Lighting!One Of My Favorite Interviews.

Where Yat Magazine Cd reviews for Jazz Fest 2013

Let me start by saying all content is fully the property of Where Yat Magazine and It’s Cd Reviewers.This is only a for public interest.

The Melatauns

Bards of Melatonia







Bards of Melatonia

Fudge Studios

The Melatauns is an outstanding cast of working New Orleans funk, rock, and jazz musicians who have come together over the past four years to record as well as play a handful of special appearances a year. Many of the musicians can be found regularly playing at the premier New Orleans music spots on Frenchmen Street, as well as on local recordings. Jazz voices like Meschiya Lake are meshed with the lead vocals of group co-founder Pat Ricks to create an old-school groove that reveals a contemporary approach to the multitude of styles found throughout the album. The thumping bass of Robert Snow, fellow co-founder of the elite group, sets the ultimate tone for each tune; Snow leads the group by creating a tight pocket and fl owing communication between all members of the large community that makes up The Melatauns. The crunchiest funked-out tunes, like the albums last track, “9th Ward,” which displays the virtuosity of Ronnie Snow Jr. on lead guitar, are mixed in with border-line sixties-era rock classics like “Mr. DJ” for a perfect cocktail of local inspired hits. Touted as an adventurous, fun project, the entirety of the recording took around three years to complete, as the schedule of pro working musicians can many times be hectic. In the end, it was well worth it, as the big hardworking group of New Orleans musicians can now look back on a job well done in a highquality, collaborative effort rarely found in the digital age of recording. –Chris DiBenedetto

Bloody Sunday Sessions

King James and The Specialmen taking a Carriage Ride In the City of New Orleans!

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