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Boudin ReSurfaces at Bonnaroo

Tue, 06/16/09
After some technical difficulties. It was technical and I am the difficulty. We retun you to the Bonnaroo blogs. When I last left you I was heading out again Saturday night to check out the scene after catching the boss. Caught some of Nine Inch Nails who was scheduled to... Read more

Bonnaroo Day 2

Sun, 06/14/09
This is actually day 3 but the second big day with the days blurring together. After catching David Byrne and the Beastie Boys on Friday night I decided to head back to camp 1 and get some rest and missing Femi Kuti, Phish and Girl Talk. Woke up to a shot of Tennessee mo... Read more

Boudin and Bonnaroo! ils sont partis

Thu, 06/11/09
Left Houma Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. (the plan was to leave for 10). After numerous stops in New Orleans and after a red beans and rice with a smothered porkchop lunch at the praine connection we finally hit the road for Manchester, Tennesse for the 8th Bonnaroo Music... Read more

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival announce that it will donate $240,000 to a variety of New Orleans non-profit groups

Tue, 06/02/09
In their continuing effort to promote continued awareness of the rebuilding of New Orleans, festival organizers Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment created the “Somethin’ Else – New Orleans” tent at the 2008 event. The money raised from these donations will be par... Read more

A Jazz Fest Diary: Final Day Blowout, Part 2

Tue, 05/12/09
Authored by Hunter King
At least a half hour before Young arrived and as the rain was at its worst, over at the Acura stage there was a thin crowd screaming in anticipation for the Neville Brothers. The rain subsided and the crowd filled up to numbers that the New Orleans favorites deserved. Read more

A Jazz Fest Diary: Final Day Blowout, Part 1

Tue, 05/12/09
Authored by Hunter King
As much as I enjoy a local-heavy Jazz Fest, I couldn't turn down an opportunity to see Neil Young performing at the Fairgrounds for the first time ever. When I heard the electric buzz of just the first few chords, I got goosebumps. Read more

Sunday: Allen Tousaint and Cedric Burnside

Wed, 05/06/09
Authored by Hunter King
The words seem strange as I type them, but Sunday you could really catch some of the best this festival has to offer without moving from the Acura stage. Example: Allen Toussaint sat himself at the piano and belted out a string of classics from the nearly endless collection of... Read more

Non-Stop Saturday Action

Mon, 05/04/09
Authored by Hunter King
With everything going on it had been a while since I visited my dependable fallback the Gospel Tent. I was greeted by the Voices of Distinction, an all-female quartet studded in sparkly green dresses. Their foot-stomping soul was an absolute blast, and it felt good to know tha... Read more

Funky Friday

Mon, 05/04/09
Authored by Hunter King
Esperanza Spalding has been exploding lately, and with good reason. Her enthusiastic and earthy character is matched by an articulate and proficient style of breezy jazz. The WWOZ Jazz Tent was certainly hypnotized, and I think more than a few crushes were formed. Read more

A Slice of New Orleans Heaven: Rebirth, Dirty Dozen, and John Boutté

Mon, 05/04/09
Authored by Hunter King
The Congo Square Stage was just as overflowing as its Festival schedule square for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the Glass House Reunion with the Rebirth Brass Band. Later on, John Boutté put on a refreshing set at the 'OZ Jazz Tent. Read more

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