As mentioned in the previous blog, Greg Roberts and I played at the recent memorial for Foster Williams held at the new Orleans Creole Restaurant. There was a pretty good turnout, and owner Gaye Anderson provided a nice spread of food for the guests.
A sizable group of the jazz musicians that have played at the New Orleans over the years played most of the afternoon, mostly New Orleans style jazz music. I was thinking that those musicians and their fans wouldn't care too much for the Chicago style blues that Greg and I were going to play, but I was wrong!
Greg and I played a couple of tunes, then blues harpist Jeff Herzog and singer Charles White did a couple of tunes with Greg and a piano player and double bass player. Jeff played a cool version of "Amazing Grace" that got the crowd worked up pretty good! Here's a couple of photos from the gig:
Greg Roberts and Mike Lynch. Photo by Pamela Eaton-Ford.
Left to right: Greg Roberts, Jeff Herzog, Charles White, Dave on bass.