If you happen to be in New Orleans this weekend, here is the hot tip. The French Quarter Music Festival is free to the public in Jackson Square, with music and oh yeah – there is lots of food, so come hungry. There are carts from some of the finest restaurants in NOLA. You know I am usually ALL OVER the music, which I will get to in a minute, but ya gotta check out the food! I recommend just walking around and chasing the aromas wafting your way before you commit to anything. There are so many choices, and there is going to have to be some mighty serious decisions made! Now to the music, it will make you dance in place, and you know everyone else will be shaking to it too! Click-through for the music schedules on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Now, if you are indeed lucky enough to be in New Orleans, I want you to promise to go see Theresa Andersson. She is playing on the Abita Beer Stage at Woldenberg Riverfront Park at 2:15 on Sunday. She is a simply incredible live performer, and to see her in her adopted city of New Orleans, has to be an extra special treat. Today’s video was filmed during Mardi Gras a couple of months ago, and features Theresa marching with the Krewe of Muses. The song is "Hold On To Me," and is on the upcoming album Street Parade, which will come out on April 24th.
- Jessie Scott