2019 Valley Of Silent Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

After a dreadfully long summer filled with funerary second lines we finally kicked off the 2019-2020 social aid and pleasure club parade season this past weekend in Central City.

The Valley of Silent Men roll was pure joy as thousands of people took to the streets to sing, dance, eat fried catfish plates, drink margaritas and daquiris, and socialize. One down, thirty four to go. The next second line is this Sunday, September 1st more. Hope to see y’all out. Continue Reading

RL Reeves Jr visits the Creole Nature Trail

I spent a few days out in Austin, Texas recently and after I’d had as much of the bustling metropolis as I could handle I grabbed an old road atlas and began plotting my trip back home to New Orleans.

I’ve long been interested in traipsing along Louisiana’s Creole Nature Trail and last week I finally got the chance. Here’s what I saw more

Mr Al ‘Carnival Time’ Johnson at 2019 Satchmo Summerfest Second Line

We were sprinting across the 6th Ward yesterday morning as the 2019 Satchmo Summerfest Second Line actually started on time, and we were tardy. The Satchmo procession is a short one and only rolls for an hour or so but the brevity is more than made up for by the quality of the brass and the plenitude of Baby Dolls and Zulus.

Here’s what we saw: Continue Reading