The year is winding down and we are all preparing for the holidays, be it eagerly or with trepidation, but among the smattering there are some events to hit town this week. On Monday, there will be a benefit at Chelsea’s for a little girl named Ruthy, daughter of local songwriter Luke Ash. Ruthy is recovering from a costly brain tumor operation as her family is with the costs. Peter Simon, Andrew Duhon, Jacob Zachary and Rachel Hebert will all be performing to raise some much-needed funds for Ruthy and her parents, and well, it is Christmas. Five bucks at the door, but I challenge you to give more. I’m sure they can use it.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mississippi blues powerhouse Eden Brent last year at Teddy’s Juke Joint and now you will too at her two performances this weekend. Brent and her barrelhouse piano dispel the notion that the blues is a dying art form. The Pine Leaf Boys are doing much of the same for Cajun music, keeping the tradition going by injecting it with a blood-stirring vigor at Chelsea’s on Friday.
And I know one is not supposed to judge a band by its name, so behold the stripped-down boogie power of John Barrett’s Bass Drum of Death in this video. Barrett and aforementioned drum will appear with Darker My Love and The Strange Boys for an evening of wooly rawk at the Spanish Moon on Friday.
Wednesday, Dec. 10
Mike Foster Project at Chelsea’s
Thursday, Dec. 11
A Soup Named Stew at Chelsea’s
Mayham Brown at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux’s
Friday, Dec. 12
Darker My Love, Strange Boys and John Barrett’s Bass Drum of Death at Spanish Moon
Pine Leaf Boys at Chelsea’s
12 Stones at The Varsity
Backbone Stew and Josh Garrett & the Bottom Line at Boudreaux & Thibodeaux’s
Saturday, Dec. 13
Six Pack Deep at Chelsea’s
Eden Brent at Teddy’s Juke Joint
Sunday, Dec. 14
Eden Brent at Teddy”s Juke Joint
Monday, Dec. 15
Rock for Ruthy at Chelsea’s