Excited to be leading the Go Cup All Stars into action tonight. It's truly an all star band.
Matt Perrine - Tuba, Sousaphone, Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass
Paul Thibodeaux - drums
Kevin Louis - trumpet
Tom Fitzpatrick - Sax
The HBO series TREME will host My Lil Darlin All-Star Revue, a tribute concert to some of New Orleans’ greatest musical legends, with all proceeds benefitting Tipitina’s Foundation and The Roots of Music, both 501(c)(3) nonprofits. Performances include: Paul Sanchez and The Rolling Road Showfeaturing Matt Perrine, Alex McMurray, Jermal Watson, Craig Klein, Mark Mullins, Bill Malchow, Arsene DeLay, and Debbie Davis. Other performers include: Little Freddie King, Guitar Lightin’ Lee, Robert Parker, The Pfister Sisters, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, All "Carnival Time" Johnson and more. With special appearances by and a tribute to Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew.
New Orleans pianist Tom Worrell put together a great lineup of musicians to honor James Booker's birthday. This year it was hosted at the Maple Leaf Bar. A fun night indeed. It was an honor to get to play Booker tunes alongside David Torkanowsky, Josh Paxton, Tom McDermott, Ronald Markham, Johnny Vidacovich, Jack Cruz, Tom Worrell, Joe Krown, and Jon Cleary (great surprise guest). I also accompanied Topsy Chapman whose "Please Send Me Someone to Love" gave me the chills.
Great night Tom W! If you get a chance - check out Lilly Kerber's kickstarter site where she is raising money to finish her Booker documentary.
Happy Jazzfest 2012! Welcome everyone! Here is my schedule!
Fri April 27, 2012: Bill Malchow @ Le Bon Temps Roule 7pm - 9:45pm
Fri April 27, 2012: Alex McMurray Band @ Chickie Wah Wah 10:30pm
Sun April 29, 2012: Alex Chilton Tribute @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival GENTILLY STAGE - 12:45pm
Sun April 29, 2012: Alex McMurray Band @ The Circle Bar 10pm ish
Mon April 30, 2012: Nine Lives - the Musical @ Contemporary Arts Center 7pm - 9:30pm
Tue May 01, 2012: Alex McMurray Band @ Threadhead Party 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Wed May 02, 2012: The Valparaiso Mens Chorus @ Chaz Fest
CANCELLED - Wed May 02, 2012: Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show @ Tipitina's - French Quarter 9pm - 10pm
Thu May 03, 2012: Debbie Davis @ 3 Muses 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri May 04, 2012: Aurora Nealand and her Royal Roses @ 3 Muses 6:30pm - 9:30pm Fri May 04, 2012: Lynn Drury @ Banks St. Bar 10:30pm
Sat May 05, 2012: Alex McMurray and Bill Malchow @ The Chophouse 9pm - midnight
Sun May 06, 2012: Lynn Drury @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival LAGNIAPPE STAGE - 11:20am
Mon May 07, 2012: Debbie Davis @ Louisiana Music Factory 1pm
Tue May 08, 2012: Tommy Malone + Bill Malchow @ Chickie Wah Wah 8pm-10pm
French Quarter 2012 Fest Is Here! Here is my schedule:
FRIDAY April 13, 2012:
12:45pm - 2:00pm - Alex McMurray Band - Abita Beer Stage -
4:30pm - 5:40pm - Lynn Drury Absolut Louis-Louis Pavillion Stage
7pm - 9:45pm - Bill Malchow solo piano Le Bon Temps Roule 4801 Magazine Street
SATURDAY April 14, 2012:
1pm - 3pm - Aurora Nealand and her Royal Roses - Musical Legends Park / Intercontinental Hotel Stage - 311 Bourbon St
4pm - 5pm - Debbie Davis - Hotel Monteleone Cabaret Stage
And don't forget Every Tuesday in April:
Tommy Malone + Bill Malchow
Chickie Wah Wah - 2828 Canal Street
I've always wondered why February had the fewest number of days. I guess they ran out of days: 30,31,30,31, . . . 28 oh shoot, ran out. But it seems to me, when you run out of something, you do so at the end. If I had 11 oranges and I said divide it into 4 even groups (without cutting) I would gander that most folks would break it up into 3, 3, 3, 2. Right? So with that logic, the last month of the year, December, should have 28 days instead of February.
We can renumber December. OR! We can reinterpret the numbering of the months. Linguistically speaking, the root of October is Oct. or 8. (octogon, octave). The root of November derives from 9. The root of December, Deci, is 10. When we change it all January becomes the 11th month, and February becomes 12. Now that makes sense.
Let's call March 1 "Malchow's New Year".
There are additional benefits: We can give Christmas some space. New years is now associated with the coming of spring. (much more fitting I think) Some years there would be no Mardis Gras, and some years there would be two. That spices things up.
Who is with me?
Jazzfest is here! I'll be playing at the Fairgrounds - Friday May 6 with the Alex McMurray Band. 4:20pm - 5:20 at the always pleasant Lagniappe Stage. Hope to see you!
Other shows of note:
Thurs April 28, 8pm - Alex Mcmurray Band, and the Paul Sanchez Rolling Roadshow - Threadhead Thursday at Citipark Botantical Gardens.
Friday April 29, 10:30pm - "Juice" at Le Bon Temps Roule
Thursday May 5, 7pm - The Lynn Drury Band at Louisianna Music Factory.
Thursday May 5, 9pm - Alex McMurray at the Saturn Bar
Friday May 6, 7pm - With Shannon McNally at Preservation Hall
Friday May 6, 10pm - Alex McMurray Band at Le Bon Temps Roule
Saturday May 7, Juice at Banks Street Bar