I'm looking forward to playing this gig in support of theupcoming Musicians Mentors & Barroom Heroes live CD which will benefit the N.O. Musicians Clinic and WHIV 102.3fm! Shawn Williams, Red DeVecca, Jean Bayou, Jim Smith and Patrick Cooper are on the bill as well. MMBRH is a weekly radio show on WHIV hosted by Laura DeFazio.
See more info from Laura below:
Crawfish Boil/Fundraiser at the center of the (relevant) universe, Checkpoint Charlie's! I'm putting together a live compilation album from the past year of Musicians, Mentors, and Barroom Heroes on 102.3 WHIV FM that needs $$$ raised! (All proceeds from said album will be split between WHIV and the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic in honor of our friend Washboard Lissa, who passed away last year and will be featured playing guitar from an episode last February.)
(You can also donate here: www.gofundme.com/mmbrh)
If the album gets made, you'll hear recordings of at least 10 local artists playing original tunes live on-air (hopefully more, if we raise enough to make a double album!) plus various tidbits of other things... Pizza Mike reciting dirty poetry from bathroom walls, Nervous Duane reading aloud from his science fiction book, objectively-witty banter, etc....
Crawfish boiled by culinary wizard Brooks Hyena Webb and the infamous Michael Darby!
Live music by Shawn Williams, Red DeVecca, Jim Smith, Jean Bayou, Natasha Sanchez, Patrick Cooper, & others who'll appear on the album.
Raffle! Exotic & titillating prizes TBA.
First gig of the year is at the Foundation Room, New Orleans! Thrilled to be a part of this line up with Phil the Tremolo King, Thibault and Nathan Rivera!