The New Orleans Creole Restaurant
October 14 – 15, 2005
We had a great time at the third annual Superharp Showcase this last October. As usual, the gig happened at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood, and the Midnight Movers did a sterling job backing up the six featured harp players (including yours truly).
I opened the show each night with a set of Midnight Movers tunes and then turned the show over to the featured players. On Friday night, Jeff Herzog (Jeff & the Jet City Fliers) played a great second set, followed by Seattle’s resident Little Walter expert, Dave Prez (the Combo Nation). The show was wrapped up (Friday and Saturday) by our friend from Salem, Oregon, Ray Beltran. Ray was killing us with the big, juicy tone he was getting out of his low-power Fender Twin Amp clone (manufactured by Mojo Tone, I believe). Mercy!
My thanks to the owner (Gaye Anderson) and the staff at the New Orleans for doing their usual great job of hosting this show, and for continuing to support the blues (and jazz) all these years. And thanks to all of the fans that made it a great weekend for all of us!
Please drop by the New Orleans when you’re in Pioneer Square for dinner and a show – it’s just about the last roots music club left in the neighborhood.
The New Orleans Creole Restaurant is located at 114 1st Avenue South in Seattle (206-622-2563).