Needless to say, my man Kermit and anybody that was at Tips last Thursday night had a great time......my only regret was not being able to cut away from a commitment early enough to see Meschiya Lake who played prior to Kermit.....I always like to catch Kermit when he makes it Uptown to Tipitinas. I particularly enjoy the unpredictability of these gigs......and apparently the pretty much packed downstairs at Tips did also.....especially the ladies......As always Kermit brings special guests along, like my good friend James “The Sleeping Giant” Winfield and Glen David Andrews, among others for this show. I also met up with some clients from Russia, The Igor Butman Jazz Orchestra et al who made it over to Tips after a gig across the lake........and of course they had a blast forming their own impromptu Second Line-ish dance gauntlet from the stage to the sound board at one point during the show.....A great tune up before the big show at NOCCA the next night where The Igor Butman Jazz Orchestra and Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra traded licks for a couple hours. Enjoy the pics from Kermit's show, I'll have the ones from the amazing show at NOCCA up probably tomorrow........ ©2005-2014 Jerry Moran Native Orleanian LLC More pics and a musical slideshow can be seen at http://www.nativeorleanian.org/kermit_ruffins_tipitinas_1_23_14
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