Jeff Chaz

Vaso, New Orleans, USA, 5th November 2014.

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Jeff Chaz.

Another great Blues band from New Orleans.  Perhaps sometimes sounding more like Chicago Blues than New Orleans, but hard to pin down and varied.  According to on English critic “Jeff Chaz may well be the missing link between B.B. King, Albert King, Roy Buchanan, and Frank Zappa”.  He also is a Minister with his own black church.

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Dean Zucherro.

For more on Jeff Chaz, see his website, and there’s some of his music on ReverbNation.

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Jeff Chaz.

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Dean Zucherro.

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Jeff Chaz, Pierre, Dean Zucherro.

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Pierre Menefield.

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Jeff Chaz.

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Jeff Chaz.

There can be low and difficult lighting in these venues.  This started off as a part of an image that was challenged by bright light where much of the rest of the image was in dark shadows but I liked the feel of it, so I converted to a tonal dropout, as you see.

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Jeff Chaz, Pierre Menefield, Dean Zucherro.

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Ed Wills and Blues 4 Sale

BMC and Bamboula’s, New Orleans, USA, 3rd and 8th to 9th November 2014.

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Ed Wills.

Here are images of my favourite band in New Orleans, Ed Wills and Blues 4 Sale.  They are from two performances; one at BMC on 3rd November and one at Bamboula’s on 8th to 9th November, both on Frenchmen St.  For more on the band and the music, check out ReverbNation,

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James Clark.

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Julius Evans.

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Ed Wills.

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Ed Wills and Blues 4 $ale at BMC.

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Charles Baker.  At Bamboula’s from here on.

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Charles Baker, James Clark, Ed Wills, Wil Frank.

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Action at Bamboula’s.

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Wil Frank.

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Wil Frank.

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Ed Wills.

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Ed Wills, James Clark, Wil Frank.  There’s probably a bass player hiding behind Ed.

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Wil Frank.

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Wil Frank.

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James Clark.

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James Clark.

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Ed Wills.

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Charles Baker.

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The band and the audience at Bamboula’s.

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On the dance floor….

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Ed Wills.

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Ed Wills.

The music flows out of his guitar so effortlessly it seems as though it has a life of its own…

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Troy Turner

Vaso, Frenchmen St, New Orleans, USA, 5th November 2014.

The first band we saw for this night was Troy Turner at Vaso towards the end of Frenchmen St.  I can’t tell you the names of the band members because I didn’t receive an answer to the message I sent in Facebook and the CD I have was recorded in Maine from musicians local to there so doesn’t have the right names.  However, you can hear some of his music from MySpace or ReverbNation.

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This guitarist may be something of a partner for Troy in the band.  Troy cited him as something as a mentor for bringing him back from the hardships of life and/or drug/alcohol problems.

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This is Troy Turner.

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Houses of the French Quarter

New Orleans, USA, 5th November 2014.

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This it appears was a day for wandering around the French Quarter, taking photos of the charming old houses.

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Aftermath of the election, which happened the day before.

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Very cute but even if long, must be very small.

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Little need for comment on most of these….

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Colourful decorations and the Dalai Lama peeping out of the window.

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The interesting thing about this house is it appears to be a front door but behind it is still outside.

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Halloween was some days previously.

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The horse head on top of one of the old horse tethering posts.

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Marigny to Audubon

New Orleans, USA, 4th November 2014.

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This morning we set off to wander around the Marigny district where we were staying (also known as Faubourg Marigny) to see what we could find in the way of local cafés and restaurants for future reference.

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We found a few of those and I was also able to take some photos of some of the charming cottages that abound in the locality.

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Perhaps the house for a rowing team of very short people.

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Audubon, Faubourg Marigny, Landscape, Marigny, New Orleans, Photography, Street photography, Travel, USA

Later in the afternoon we headed off for Audubon on the tram.  This from the tram on St Charles St, somewhere west of Canal St and the French Quarter.

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Elections were happening.  It’s one thing for there to be a poster for Mary Landrieu, a progressive Democrat senator who was unfortunately defeated in that election.  It seemed particularly strange to see posters for election for Judges.  Surely this cannot be a good thing.  Judges should be impartially selected by the judicial system on the basis of merit.  Electing them must make them susceptible to populist campaigns for irrationally harsh penalties which cannot be in the public interest.

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This is also from the tram.  It looks like some kind of public building but there are no signs to indicate this.  I think it must be a private residence.

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We were here to visit Tina Freeman, a friend who I had met on the ship on my previous trip from Spitzbergen via Greenland to Iceland.  At this stage, I think we have got off the tram and are walking along a side street to her house.

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We also attended a launch of her book Artist Spaces, showing the working spaces of a selection of artists and featuring a series of detailed and carefully composed colour photographs.

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Audubon, Faubourg Marigny, Landscape, Marigny, New Orleans, Photography, Street photography, Travel, USA .

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Audubon, Faubourg Marigny, Landscape, Marigny, New Orleans, Photography, Street photography, Travel, USA A rather startling architecture and automobile statement.

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It’s not actually a garage it seems, unless perhaps designed for a Goggomobile.  The car fits but won’t go back into it any further.

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A house with a statuesque large dog in front of the front door.  He didn’t see any need to bark at us.

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Mem Shannon

New Orleans, USA, 3rd November 2014.

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Naturally, being in New Orleans, we went off to see some bands.  Why else would we have come?  (OK, food, culture and ambience but the music was the main draw).  This is Young Fellaz Brass Band, who play every night on Frenchmen Street, just a couple of blocks from where we were staying.

The rest of the images are of Mem Shannon’s band, playing in Bamboula’s, also on Frenchmen St.

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Will Repholz.

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Blues, Frenchmen Street, Street Photography, Live Music, Mem Shannon, New Orleans, Photography, Travel, USA

Will Repholz.

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Kyle Sharamitaro.

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Mem Shannon, Kyle Sharamitaro, Will Repholz, Lance Ellis.

A wonderful night it was.  Mem Shannon plays Blues and Soul, an accomplished band with very mellow singing.

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Mem Shannon, Kyle Sharamitaro, Will Repholz, Lance Ellis.

His website is here and you can listen to his music on MySpace here.

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Kyle Sharamitaro.

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Kyle Sharamitaro.

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Will Repholz and Lance Ellis.

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Blues, Frenchmen Street, Street Photography, Live Music, Mem Shannon, New Orleans, Photography, Travel, USA Judy Spellman.

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Lance Ellis.

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Mem Shannon.

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Mem Shannon.

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Mem Shannon.

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The audience at Bamboula’s.

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In front is a couple we got to know on the night, who were visiting from San Francisco.  I got their details but seem to have lost them..

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Besthoff Sculpture Garden

New Orleans, USA, 3rd and 6th November 2014.

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Karma, Do Ho Suh.

Late in the afternoon we headed for the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOLA), which was closed, but we were still able to visit the Sculpture Garden.

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Pablo Casal’s Obelisk, Armand Pierre Fernandez 1983.

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Window with Ladder – Too Late for Help, Leandro Erlich 2006.

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Travellin’ Light, Alison Saar 1999.

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Mother and Child, Fernando Botero 1988.

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Why waste time just looking at the sculptures when you can perhaps become one?

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Some of the sculptures were mobile.

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Karma, Do Ho Suh.

Three days later we came back to visit the Museum or Art and later passed through the Sculpture Garden again on the way to the Botanic Gardens.

 

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Synchronicity!

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Karma, Do Ho Suh.

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