Fred: Brian & Matt, Bayou Boogaloo 2019
What great pics. Actually they are pics of pics, 2 separate pictures of the videoscreen while we were playing. And the guys look like they are having a BALL.
The gig was a total blast. It was completely packed and the audience was completely BERSERK all the way through the show.
I showed up early in the day to get the vibe and saw countless revelers riding inner tubes on Bayou St John (could there be any gators in there?), and I knew it was gonna be a WILD night!
It got a little cloudy in the afternoon, causing some concern within the organization, but the old axiom that ‘it doesn’t rain on Cowboy Mouth’ held true and by showtime it was a clear, hot night.
Summer was starting to get its yearly death grip on the Big Easy, but you’d never have known by the show. John took a vacation that night, so we had our old buddy Island Stiles from Candlebox fill in and he did a stellar job!
But take a look at Matt and Brian in these pictures. Brian takes complete command of his space every night and I love it. As I’ve said, he plays every song like he’s in AC/DC, putting a great bit of the ROCK in this Rock N Roll band. Standup guy as well. If he says something is cool, you can pretty much take it to the bank.
Matt just looks so damn good whatever he does. In addition to being a stellar musician and a great guy, he’s just nuts enough to fit in with this band of misfit toys. John and I are very lucky to be playing with these guys. After all this time, we still learn new things every night.
It was a hot, sweaty night and we kicked A LOT of ass. I do love playing with this band, probably more now than ever. And I’m missing it pretty bad these days.