Billy Joe Shaver performing live at Players in Pflugerville Texas

He’s not in a graveyard, sitting in jail or a mental institution. Billy Joe Shaver has defied everybody who came up against him since he started down the outlaw path back in the 60s.

Pictured: Mr Shaver holding it down at a dive bar in Pflugerville, Texas back in 2011. The Corsicana, Texas native blew the doors off Players that night. Then he got in his old, beat-up van and drove off to the next gig, and the next town.

Same as he’s always done.

Happy Birthday Billy Joe.

Inside Dixie Brewing Company Headquarters in New Orleans East

It had been 20 months since we created our ‘Comprehensive List Of All The Breweries In Louisiana’. A lot has changed since then, and now we can lay claim to hosting 38 breweries in our great state.

Statewide we have Great Raft up in Shreveport in our number one spot on our power rankings while we adjudge Wayward Owl to be putting out the finest brew in New Orleans proper.

The list

RL Reeves Jr covers the second line culture in New Orleans

Friday, August 24, 2018 at Dillard University, the Ray Charles Program will host a dialogue on the Social Aid and Pleasure Club culture in New Orleans.

The S&P clubs pump millions of dollars into New Orleans economy. How many tens of thousands of bottles of Ozarka and Heineken change hands over a hot, four mile long parade route? How many turkey legs are smoked and sold out of the backs of pickup trucks? How many pralines are vended? How many hot sausage po boys are sold?

Let’s hope they talk about that.

Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs should be recognized for this contribution.

At Dillard University’s event there will be a panel discussion on the “relationship between material culture and communities”

No word on who the panelists will be.

Hope to see y’all there:
Fri, August 24, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
Georges Auditorium
New Orleans, LA 70122

We’re starting to put up some dates for the 2018-2019 Second Line season in New Orleans link