Spring Festival Season

The spring festival season in Louisiana is an exciting time, with French Quarter Festival, Festivals International, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Bayou Boogaloo all happening within the span of a month. Azaleas, gardenias and wild irises are in bloom, and the not-yet-humid air is scented with jasmine. We had an actual spring this year, with cool, sunny weather that almost made up for the coldest winter in twenty years.

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Christmas Bonfires

Every Christmas Eve, the levee along the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, Louisiana is transformed into a necklace of blazing bonfires. It seems as if everyone in the towns of Gramercy, Lutcher and Pauline, which are located about midway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, has participated in building one of the log structures that are set alight at exactly seven o’clock in the evening, often with accompanying fireworks. The homes along on the road that parallels the river are bustling with parties for family and friends, while food trucks and small vendors sell food, fireworks and glow sticks.

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Onward to Québec

Québec City has long been on both of our bucket lists. Scott had been to Montreal a few times (once, performing at the Montreal Jazz Festival with Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas), but Québec City had a different kind of allure—more French and maybe more European.

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How We Met

About 15 years ago, Johnette and Scott met at the Cutting Edge Music Conference in New Orleans. Scott, who was then Vice President of A&R at Rounder Records, was on a panel of music industry people, to whom musicians could anonymously submit songs for evaluation. Johnette had submitted her song, "Feliciana LeRoux." Scott listened to the song and was impressed with the writing, the performance and especially the singing (in fact, he fell in love with the voice of the singer on the spot). He said, "I know I'm not supposed to know who this is, but would the singer be willing to identify herself?"

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Photo shoot

Today we are really excited about getting some new photos taken with our photographer friend Rick Olivier. Here is a photo from our last session with Rick several years ago.

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April, 2017 New Orleans Shows

We'll be performing in New Orleans three public concerts in April. Johnette's regular Free Family Friendly First Friday in the French Market will be on April 7 at 11 AM, at the newly renovated headquarters of the National Jazz Historical Park, at 916 North Peters Street in the heart of the French Quarter.

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