2010 New Orleans JazzFest Review and Photos – The short version

Update – 5-10-2010

Ok, I am lazy and I am working on other things so I never got around to writing a longer review but here are my Top 3 choices for Fest.

Levon Helm – Levon was a happy man for an hour with appearances by Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Ivan Neville and Stanton Moore. The best set of music I have seen at Fest in years. (Photos).  About 5 minutes in the following video, Levon does a little jig on stage. That is great stuff….

Jeff Beck –  Master guitar player. ‘Nuff said.   and I caught a stick from the drummer, very sweet. (Photos)

Anders Osborne – Quit the hard stuff, grew his beard out, put out a new album, had the Stanton Moore Trio backing him up, very nice set. (photos in the same album as above) Video is a little wobbly.

I did not do any night shows for the first time ever… Hey, I live here now so I can enjoy them anytime…

Once JazzFest is wrapped up, I will do an overall review of both weekends and include my usual witty commentary.

Until then, I will try to at least upload my photos to Facebook for everybody to enjoy.

So go on over here and take a look.

If you see me out there, come on up and say hello.

Update – 4/26/2010

Friday –  Rain was a bit of downer but saw Glen David Andrews, George Clinton and P-Funk and Joe Lovano Us Five

Saturday – much better weather,  Papa Grows Funk, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters, The Funky Meters, Midnite Disturbers and My Morning Jacket

Sunday – Stupendous weather,  Guitar Slim, Jr. , Voice of the Wetland Allstars with Johnny Sansone, Chief Monk Boudreaux, Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, George Porter, Jr., Dr. John and Allen Toussaint then hung around for The Levon Helm Band with appearances by Ivan Neville, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint and Stanton Moore ( a smoking hot set of music) and ending with the Allman Brothers

Update – 4/29/2010

Thursday – Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic, Elvis Costello and the Sugarcanes, Average White Band

Update – 5/2/2010

My back is acting up today so the final Sunday is a scratch… bummer

Friday – Short day with subdudes, Jose Feliciano and Gipsy Kings

Saturday – much longer day with MyNameIsJohnMichael, Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs, Anders Osborne with the Stanton Moore Trio backing, Galactic, Sonny Landreth and Jeff Beck