Vaso, Frenchmen St, New Orleans, USA, 6th November 2014.
People on the dance floor powered by Willie Lockett & the Blues Crewe. Another great blues band at a Frenchmen St venue (in this case, Vaso). They have previously gone by the name of The All-Purpose Blues Band. Willie Locket has been around for a long time, having played trumpet with Professor Longhair in the 1960s and the members of his band have similar depth of experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.