new-orleans2008-133I’m looking ahead to live music in New Orleans for the week we are there and the signals are good, no they are really outstanding. I’m getting in on Friday, so I get a day’s head start, so I’ll start there:

Friday, March 13th: one of my favorite blues singers, Delbert McClinton at the House of Blues. He’ll be joined by New Orleans’ own Anders Osborne. Afterwards, I’ll probably head over to the Spotted Cat to see the New Orleans Jazz Vipers. (Right, Rites of Swing at the Spotted Cat, 2008)

Saturday, March 14th: Bonerama at the Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘n’ Bowl and an incredible lineup of the Hot 8 Brass Band, TBC Brass Band, J. Scout, Bossman,  Superior,  B.I.G. Al, and Black N’ Mild at Tipitina’s.

Sunday, March 15th: Rites of Spring at the Spotted Cat.

Monday, March 16th: Charmaine Neville & Friends at Snug Harbor.

Tuesday, March 17th: Rebirth Brass Band at the Maple Leaf.

Wedensday, March 18th: Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters At D.B.A.; the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Maple Leaf; Joe Krown at Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘n’ Bowl; and, of course, Dr. Michael White and his Quartet at Xavier University (private performance).

Thursday, March 19th: Tornado Brass Band at Preservation Hall and Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers at Vaughan’s Lounge.

Friday, March 20th: Flow Tribe  and  Los Poboycitos at Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘n’ Bowl.

These are just a few of the things going on and, admittedly, they reflect my preferences. However, for all music listings over the next two weeks, see: