Live entertainment options for a relatively quiet week in New Orleans include the blues guitarist’s latest CD, Cuban jazz-fusion musicians, and the booming Southern comics.
Thursday, Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
A multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer from Havana, Yusa honed her craft as a member of the all-female jazz fusion quintet Quasi Jazz and as musical director of the popular Cuban band Interactivo. . In her own music, featured on half a dozen albums, she blends Cuban and Brazilian rhythms, fusing jazz, pop, troba, son, and other styles from around the world to create a world of her musical authenticity. We have realized a modern “fusion” of In her pursuit of that, she may play the type of guitar, bass, or tres commonly used to represent her son’s music in Cuba.Yusa previously worked at the Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro. I was playing in a band. On Thursdays, she will have her two solo shows at 8pm and 10pm. Tickets are $20.
little freddy king
Friday, BJ’s Lounge
82-year-old Little Freddie King offers his own brand of ‘blues medicine’ through his latest CD of mostly original gutbucket roadhouse blues productions. His back his story is the stuff of blues legend. Born Fred his Eugene his Martin in Macomb, Mississippi in 1940, he left for New Orleans on a freight train when he was 14 years old. his singing life. For years he worked a variety of jobs while making music in roaring clubs at night. He performed at his first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970 and has been a regular since. The well-dressed King travels less, but continues to make new music. “Blues Medicine”, like most of his contemporary releases, was produced by longtime drummer and manager “Wacko” Wade Wright and released on Wright’s Made Wright Records. King and his band will celebrate “blues medicine” at his BJ’s Lounge in the Bywater district on Friday at 9pm. Admission is $10.
Saturday, Joy Theater
Don’t let Angel Olsen’s “Waving, Smile” title fool you. That chipper title aside, “Waving, Smiling” is a melancholy little meditation, all ghostly, half-whispered and understated, atmospheric guitar musings. The Asheville, North Carolina-based singer’s songwriter’s Dream. His pop brand evokes the lonelier tracks of his early Radiohead records, as evidenced by “Waving, Smile,” among others. increase. In 2022, she released her sixth studio album, Big Time. She later released a re-recorded version of that album’s title her track, featuring Alternative Her Country Her Star Stargill Her Simpsons. On top of that, Olsen taps into the more country elements of her voice against the backdrop of pedal steel guitar and harmonies with Simpson. Olsen will headline Joy She Theater on Saturday at 8 p.m., while Erin She Ray will open. Tickets start at $32.50 plus fees.
Saturday, Howlin’ Wolf
Comedian Dusty Slay grew up in a trailer park in Alabama. With his tracker hat, long hair, mustache, and oversized glasses, he certainly looks part of a Southern working-class cliché, but his observations are of a dry, Southern-accented look. Told in, clever and fresh. Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, and being the youngest comedian to play the Grand Ole Opry, he draws on country music in much of his material. The verse-by-verse breakdown of “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” co-written by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett, examines the life of the song’s protagonist and is a gold standard of pure comedy. Slay held court at Howlin’ Wolf on Saturday. Showtime is 7pm. Tickets start at $25 for him.
Other Notable Shows
Horace Trahan & Ossan Express Join us for the Rock’n’Bowl on Zydeco Nights every Thursday night starting at 8pm. Admission is $17.
controversial comedian Lewis CK will play a sold-out show at the Saenger Theater on Thursday.
of reverse brass band Friday tipitina headline with saxophonist James Martin Tickets for the band, which opens at 9pm, are $27.
BRWMore Classic, harmony-laden R&B from The Temptations, The O’Jays and Boyz II Men playing Friday at 8:30pm at the Rock’n Bowl. Admission is $12.
On the other hand, the current incarnation is The Temptations And another classical vocal group, Four Tops, team up at Senger on Friday. Tickets cost him $49.50 plus service charge.
Rockin’ Dopsy Jr. & Zydeco Twisters Throw at the Rock ‘N’ Bowl on Saturday at 8:30 PM. Admission is $12.
accordionist, singer-songwriter Bruce Digrepont Sunday night at 5:15pm at Tipitina for our monthly Fed de Cajun dance party. Admission is $10.
Meschiya Lake and Little Big Horns I’m going to the dba on Monday at 10pm. Admission is $10.
keyboardist John Cleary I have a solo exhibition at Chickie Wah Wah on Wednesday. Admission is $20.