13 September 2014
Bourbon Street; famed way in New Orleans. There was jazz; Irvin Mayfield in an upmarket hotel jamming on Miles. It’s still a nightlife centre. Sleazy during the day, busy and throbbing at night: drinks, strip clubs, very noisy music. Classic rock, mainly, but some country and a touch of older style jazz. They were all tight and lively, although some were playing empty houses. All had a bucket for tips. It was still early. My favourite was a large band at Fat Cat doing Motown and the like with authentic, gospel infused vocals and the unlikely name Ka-nection. They were great but loud! These clubs have great sound: clear and very loud. Enter at your own risk.