Category Archives: New Orleans

Big Chief Jolley of the Wild Tchoupitoulas

I wrote an essay on Big Chief Jolley of the Black Masking Indian Gang Wild Tchoupitoulas more.

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5,000 Posts On Scrumptious Chef

It took over 10 years but I finally hit the 5,000 post mark on my sister site: Scrumptious Chef. I commemorated the achievement with an article titled The Appalachian Bean Kitchen vs The New Orleans Bean Kitchen

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The Life and Times of Roy Palmer

Roy Palmer was one of the greatest trombone players to ever come out of the city of New Orleans. He played alongside the most famous cats of his era but today his name is barely recognized unless you’re a serious … Continue reading

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The Life and Death Of New Orleans Legend Chris Kenner

I spent a few hours yesterday writing an article on the life and death of Chris Kenner, one of the old lions of New Orleans r&b. more.

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The Murder of Soulja Slim

I wrote an article about the death of Soulja Slim link

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The Story of Lady Marmalade

“…Of course it takes a Patti LaBelle with her titanium vocal prowess to blast the song into outer space. Later, LaBelle and side girls Nona Hendryx and Sara Dash would claim they had no idea what the English translation of … Continue reading

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Happy Mardi Gras Y’all

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Scrumptious Chef Cajun Gumbo Pop Up This Weekend At Little People’s Place in Treme

Tickets Looking forward to seeing all y’all come out this weekend to our big Scrumptious Chef Cajun Gumbo Pop Up At Little People’s Place in Treme, 6th Ward, New Orleans

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2020 CTC Steppers Second Line Parade in New Orleans 9th Ward

There are over 40 second lines in New Orleans per annum. Of those there are ten that I would consider “do not miss.” Cross The Canal Steppers is one of them. Full Gallery

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Scrumptious Chef Cajun Gumbo Pop Up in New Orleans

Scrumptious Chef Cajun Gumbo Pop Up in New Orleans is Sunday February 23rd at the oldest bar in Treme: Little People’s Place. Hope y’all can come out.

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2019 Men and Lady Rollers Second Line in New Orleans

The Men and Lady Rollers second line this past weekend was the final parade of the decade. It was glorious. The performers were working at a high level and the crowd was going bananas in the streets. Field Report

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2019 Dumaine Street Gang Second Line in New Orleans

I drove up to the 6th Ward on Sunday morning to roll with Dumaine Street Gang for their annual second line. Here’s what I saw.

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2019 Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line in New Orleans

Full Gallery of the 2019 Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line in New Orleans

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2019 Black Men of Labor Second Line in New Orleans

I rolled down into the Marigny on Sunday afternoon to catch the 2019 Black Men of Labor Second Line in New Orleans. Full Gallery

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2019 Men of Class second line parade in New Orleans

I shot a gallery at the 2019 Men of Class second line parade this past weekend in New Orleans. It’s here

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2019 Family Ties Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

I always wonder where the 99 percent of New Orleanians are who are not at the second lines. It’s the best party in the the South and there’s not another place in the US doing anything even remotely comparable. I … Continue reading

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2019 Young Men Olympian Second Line in New Orleans

The 2019 edition of the Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association second line is in the books in New Orleans. The oldest club in the city has been rolling since the Civil War-era and has not shown any signs that … Continue reading

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2019 Goodfellas Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

I hit the 2019 Goodfellas Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line last weekend in Central City, New Orleans. Here’s a gallery I shot.

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2019 Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association Second Line

This past weekend I shot a gallery of the 2019 Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association second line. These men have been rolling since the US Civil War. View

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2019 Original Rooftop Riders Second Line in New Orleans Lower 9th Ward

I shot a small gallery of the Original Rooftop Riders second line yesterday in New Orleans Lower 9th Ward. more

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