The Smoky Greenwell Band and the Pentones

Funky Pirate Blues Club and Bamboula’s, New Orleans, USA, 7th to 8th November 2014.

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In the evening we headed off for the Funky Pirate Club in Bourbon Street where the Pentones were playing.  It was very crowded, so not many angles were available for photographs.

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Thomas McDonald (bass), Eddie Christmas (drums), Mark Pentone (guitar).

The Pentones play smooth and lively blues, rhythm & blues and funk.  You can find out more about them on their website, or even purchase their new CD, or listen to some tracks on ReverbNation.

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This is Mark Pentone.  We only caught the end of the gig but I had a talk to him and he told me he was playing later on Frenchman Street with the Smoky Greenwell Band so we headed off for there.

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On the way, a view on Bourbon Street, left over from Halloween.

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Smoky Greenwell.

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Peter Bradish.

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David Hyde.

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Brief performance by Vaughn Mordenti, whom I took to be a poet, which may well be the case, though is actually the owner of Bamboula’s.

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As you can see from the following images, it was a great night and the crowd were having fun.  The band describes their genre on Facebook as Blues, Rock, Jazz & Funk.  Mark Pentone on the left is standing in for regular guitarist Jack Kolb.

You can checkout their somewhat terse website or play this youtube video (with a larger chorus line than usual) or this one.

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Smoky Greenwell.

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