Wednesday, March 24, 2010

pushing the blues agenda

Various Artists - The Road to New Orleans Blues Vol. 2 (lala)

In the foreground, the jerk chicken special at Zeeland Street Market; in the back, the chicken and dumplings. In either can redemption be found, as can in Champion Jack Dupree and the Shreveport Home Wreckers.

I have been on a blues and death kick lately, perhaps because both are in the air come spring, along with the pollen, flower petals, the color green and the hormonal groan of the earth. In this week's 225 blog I briefly mention the passing of Alex Chilton and Marva Wright but focus my attention (ant try to focus yours) on the blues of now and the blues of the future, and push the agenda a little. I dig the Baton Rouge Blues Festival poster this year.

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