the last two weeks in New Orleans have been totally crazy. between carting around a big keyboard in a little car for Andy's gigs, to dancing 10 hours a day at Jazz Fest and late night gigs, we've been totally funk'd up and now i think we're totally funk'd out! it's been nice to have a little time to relax the past few days. (okay, I can hear the violins playing now...)
but we have seen some amazing music, we are so lucky. one of the best concerts was this pianist i had never heard of, Davell Crawford, at this intimate little venue called Snug Harbour. he could go from funky r'n'b to gospel to calypso so seamlessly and easily, and not only is he a technical player but just has so much soul
, and it comes out through his playing and his incredible singing as well.
then there was Dumpstaphunk which is a band put together by Ivan Neville, and just the funkiest *&% you have ever heard. they had us dancing until 4am after being at jazz fest all day, and we were still screaming for more.
then there was Harry Connick Jr. closing out the jazz fest with amazing playing and hilarious dancing, Bonnie Raitt's soulful crooning, P-Funk'n'it, and so much more....
so here is something I did with all that in mind. these are just some of the bands we saw! it is on top of a collage of different gig lists and schedules from our time here, and a style of writing i've seen used here for different signs. enjoy! (if you can read it!)
oh, and I finally finshed up the last new mexico sketch...
having fun experimenting with dropping water on the page just as the paint is drying - it makes such great effects!