My old Burgh blues buddy Joe Rosen seems to show up everywhere good blues are committed to make his usual excellent photographs. This time he's been to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and has produced a spread of great photos for Blues Revue magazine. Enjoy them. And thanks, Joe.
And also, thanks to a few BlueNotes irregulars for their comments recently on the state of the blues. It's always good to think about such things, at least once in a while. I tend to go back and forth a bit -- sometimes feeling like laying my head on that old railroad iron over the state of the blues, and other times marveling at the fine music being produced by a newer generation of players. Some of it is pure old stuff; some of it is not, but it can can still be a great musical experience. Anyway, thanks guys.
Holiday note -- BlueNotes is going to take a little time off for the next week or ten days, so you can continue to talk amongst yourselves. If anyone has a review of a show they liked, I should be able to make that a regular post if you email it to me.