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So Saturday was my day of music. I went to-day two of JAZZFEST in NOLA to see Amos Lee and Jason Mraz. I took tons of pictures but something happened in the transfer between my camera and my computer! So sad. I always hate losing pictures. I’m just glad I wasn’t super close to either of the bands to get those great pictures because I would have been really sad then.
Anyway, Amos Lee played first and he is just amazing! I loved every minute of his performance even though I didn’t know any of the songs he sang. He just has such a soulful voice. I’d go see him again.
Jason Mraz was a total let down and he is who I originally went to see. So as you ,ight have guessed I left deflated. Not sure if I am a Jason Fan any longer. Sure there are a couple of his songs that I will always like but I would think twice about going see him again. I felt he tried to be Dave Mathews type jam band and I just didn’t expect that from him. We left before he was finished and before he played any songs I knew.
Not to worry we drove all the way back to Baton Rouge and went to the Varsity to see Better Than Ezra! They never disappoint! They have changed their set list up recently and don’t play some of my favorties but that’s ok I just love Kevin’s voice and humor.
I got super excited yesterday when the Jazzfest times and stages were announced. Both Amos Lee and Jason Mraz are playing back to back on the same stage so I don’t have to move. What makes it even better is that Bon Jovi is playing at the same time as Jason and I am pretty sure the majority of the people will be watching him gving me an even better view and hopefully closer spot to enjoy!
If you haven’t guessed by now I heart Better Than Ezra. So in honor of their concert on Sat. I picked one of my favorite songs. Porcelain just brings back so many memories.
I just wanted to share a few sights from my weekend trip to New Orleans. it never ceases to amaze me the wonderful colors and sights that I see in this wonderful city. If you could only hear the sounds coming out of these great musicians on the street. If you ever get a chance visit and soak up the gumbo that is New Orleans.
“For those of us lucky enough to have come of age in New Orleans–even more than for the tourist who falls for her instantly–the decadent majesty of the city is like a forbidden love. You want desperately to explain the depths of your enchantment, but you know in your heart that others will acknowledge it merely as an easy infatuation or a passing fling… How could they ever understand your love for a city in which life itself is an art form and the poorest, least privileged inhabitant a knowledgeable artist?
~The Washington Post~