Some Further New Orleans Bands

Frenchmen St and Bourbon St, New Orleans, USA, 6th to 9th November 2014.

Here we have four bands where I only took a few images: Mike Darby and the House of Cards, Sound Table, Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters and Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb. In the case of Sound Table, I caught only the last few minutes of their set. For Big Al Carson, it was extremely crowded and I have only the one shot from a distance. For Mike Derby and Vic Shepherd, it was small crowded venues with such low light as to compromise the quality of some of the images.

(I have previously posted for Mem Shannon, Troy Turner, Ed Wills, Jeff Chaz and the Dukes of Dixieland. Still to come are Willie Lockett and the Blues Crewe, Interstellar Transmission, the Pentones, Smoky Grenwell Band and G String Orchestra.)

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Mike Darby and the House of Cards

Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb

This band does not appear to have a web site and I can’t give you the names of the musicians.  They are playing at one of the small venues at the top of the music zone on Frenchmen St.  The closest to a web presence I found is this but it must be many years out of date.  You can hear a couple of their tracks on Spotify.

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Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb .

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Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb .

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Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb .

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Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb

This is Mike Darby.

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Sound Table

Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb

This is a band I expect I would like to have seen more of but I only caught a track or maybe two at the end of their set at BMC.  I can find no presence for them on the web, perhaps partly indicating that the name is too generic for a useful search.

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Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb .

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Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb .

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Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb .

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Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters

Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb

Here we see Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters playing at the Funky Pirate Blues Club, where they have a regular gig.  No prize for guessing who is Big Al.  Here is a YouTube video showing them playing there.

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Vic Shepherd with More Reverb

Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb

This is Vic Shepherd with More Reverb, playing in their customary and very crowded late night Sunday spot at the Apple Barrel at the top of the music zone in Frenchman St.  Here is their web site, opening to the page with sound clips.

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Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb

There is a human being on the right here, cunningly disguised as a space-time anomaly, perhaps a tardis materialising.  More prosaically, with a swirling guitar.  Light levels were low and this is a half-second exposure from very close with a very wide angle lens.

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Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb .

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Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb

From left to right:  Tom Shute, Jason Jurzak, Vic Shepherd.

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Big Al Carson and the Blues Masters, Blues, Bourbon St, Frenchmen Street, Live Music, Mike Derby and the House of Cards, New Orleans, Photography, Sound Table, Travel, USA, Vic Shepherd with Extra Reverb .

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