One of the best things about New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival season is catching up with old friends. In photo 1 (in the tie-dye T-shirt) is the one and only George Porter Jr., the incredible bass player for the world-famous Meters! In photo 2 is the legendary Ivan Neville, co-leader of the fantastic Dumpstaphunk, who had a killer set at Jazz Fest last Sunday! Known both of these gentlemen for many years, stellar talents and even better people!
Le Griff singing "Supersonic" in Baltimore recently. What a fun night! Jazz Fest is this week! See everybody soon!
PS - Thanks Keith
Fred: In a Cowboy Mouth show I'm saying, hey, give yourself a break. Let yourself go.
Celebrate right now. Celebrate this moment. Celebrate who you are in this moment because you've made it this far.
Celebrate the fact that inside of you there's this soul that is beating, that is just longing to express itself, that is trying to tell you every single moment of every single day that you kick ass.
Because when you allow yourself access to that, as opposed to the fear and the worry that this world tries to crowd upon you, when you allow yourself access to that part of yourself that tells you that you're unique, that you're special, that you are a diamond in the rough, that's when the magic happens.
"Every single day is a new opportunity. Every single time you wake up, you have another chance." Listen to Fred on the "Jump Start Your Joy" podcast.
Fred's friend Dr. Tommy recorded this from the side of the stage in Baton Rouge.
Upcoming New Orleans shows:
> April 30 - Rock N Bowl
> May 1 - Jazz Fest
> May 6 - Rock N Bowl
Fred: Our soundman, Keith, took this picture. It’s so unusual and I love it! Baton Rouge and New Orleans were both a blast! Great to be home.
A big thank you to everyone who helped us pack the venues this past weekend in Virginia and Maryland!
(photo: Amanda Daubert)