French Quarter Fest Day Two


April 12, 2008


Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue had to win the crowd over, and they did. They were tight and sounded clean and big. They really benefitted from playing every weekend during a big gig like this. I'm not sure if it was the mix or Gal herself, but her voice sounded so strong, so confident--like it could have carried for miles. Kudos.

Guess who showed up to sit in with Little Freddie King? Rockie Charles.

I guess I've said it before, but my hats off to Theresa Andersson for choosing a different artistic direction, the result possibly being alienation. On Saturday she started off her set by playing alone for five songs, using loops to layer sound upon sound, violin upon drums upon guitar upon bass, until she had a full sound. Pretty cool, but even better that the songs were a bit transcendent. I also enjoyed her three back-up singers, The Kitchenettes. Susan Cowsill was one of them.

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