A silent musical comedy from New Orleans. . . if you can imagine that.
Duration : 7 min 35 sec
Each installment of Ben’s Tours takes you on a visit to a special place. This time join me as we explore the highlights of New Orleans’ French Quarter district. **Please note this is a repost of an older clip I accidentally deleted from the group the other day**
Duration : 0:7:7
Guitar Slim, Jr., the son of New Orleans blues legend, Guitar Slim, has made a name for himself beyond his famous father’s legacy. His first album, “The Story of My Life” earned Guitar Slim, Jr. a Grammy award nomination. A talented guitarist in his own right, Guitar Slim, Jr., aka Rodney Armstrong carries on his father’s legacy as a blues guitar virtuoso and a masterful entertainer.
The original Guitar Slim was an early blues guitar sensation, both electrifying musician and entertaining performer. He is considered, along with B.B King and Buddy Guy to be one of the original blues greats. Unfortunately, the hard living of a blues musician took Guitar Slim too soon. He died in 1959 at the age of 34. Thankfully, before he died he was able to impress upon his young son Rodney the spirit of his guitar mastery. Because the name “Guitar Slim” was never trademarked there are many others who have adopted the name in an attempt to associate themselves with greatness. Only one, Guitar Slim’s own son, Rodney Armstrong, has both the right and the style and technique to carry on his father’s legacy.
In this video Guitar Slim, Jr. and his band, including two other masterful blues guitarists, play “Pride & Joy,” an R&B song at Banks Street Bar in New Orleans the location of the Sweet Home New Orleans Summer R&B Series. Each Thursday night through the summer Sweet Home New Orleans presents some of New Orleans’ most talented R&B and blues musicians. The Summer R&B series is one of the many programs sponsored by Sweet Home New Orleans in their “Bringing the Music Back to New Orleans” initiative.
To find out how you can help Sweet Home New Orleans preserve New Orleans’ rich musical heritage, go to SweetHomeNewOrleans.org.
This video includes three excellent blues guitar solos. Starting at the 3:00 point, all three of the band’s incredible guitarists take a turn soloing. Close ups of the guitarist’s fingers during their solos is included. Song 2 of this performance is a more traditional blues song and includes even more amazing guitar solos.
Duration : 0:6:35
I need to have some pieces of mail sent out from New Orleans while I’m in the French Quarter. Does anyone know if there’s a USPS mail drop box inside the French Quarter or close to it?
The Loyola St. station is a good bet. If you’re staying at a hotel, check w/ the consierge. They may just send out your mail with theirs. There is a ‘postal’ store on the corner of Bourbon & either Dumaine or St. Philip. I went there back in ’08 when I was staying in NOLA. Good luck!
We are planning a road trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras in Feb 2010… I am looking for some information on the route down, meaning attractions, sights etc… I’ve never driven down that way before and am wondering if there is anything worth stopping for on the way down??
I have not driven between NY and NO, but have driven from New Orleans to North Carolina (most of the way). The most direct route from NY is via Harrisburg, Knoxville, and Birmingham. A more interesting route would probably be via Washington DC, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, and Pensacola/Mobile – but it would also be a longer trip (though only about 250 miles more.).
All of the states and cities have tourism websites.
Realize that traffic and parking are the absolute number one problem in New Orleans during Carnival. Don’t try to park on the street – it’s a recipe for being towed away by the City. If your hotel is in the French Quarter most of the FQ becomes a pedestrian mall starting the Thursday before Mardi Gras Day. Ask your hotel how to get your car into the "no vehicles" area, and remember the nighttime crowds may be very thick.
Go to these sites for info about Carnival in New Orleans, and the FAQ sections may be very useful:
Hope you have a good trip!
In this episode we take you on a Bourbon Country adventure departing from Louisville on the Mint Julep Tour bus to the central Bardstown region of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. We visit Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Tom Moore and Maker's Mark distilleries. Dining at Kurtz's Restaurant.
Duration : 9 min 57 sec
Lonely Planet author Tom Downs loves New Orleans’ soulful, saucy and eccentric nature. Located as far South as geogrpahically possible in the USA, it’s only mildly American in flavour, more a gumbo of French, Carribbean and African American. Tourists might flock to Bourbon Street’s non-stop carnival but the whole city really knows how to have a great time.
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Duration : 0:2:41
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Duration : 2 min 44 sec