Dr. John at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 9/7/2013
So by the time the crowd brought him back for an encore, "Such a Night," lightning was flickering across the sky and I had long stopped trying to suppress a huge grin. I was hardly alone.
Did I mention this was a free show?
Personal Bias: It's killing me I didn't recognize the song he said was written by a cat from Houston. Something about loving your baby 24 hours a day, but within the realm of the blues that hardly narrows it down very much.
The Crowd: Families, older couples on date night, owners of LSU folding chairs.
Overheard In the Crowd: One very cranky toddler.
Random Notebook Dump: To give you an idea of who else digs Dr. John, I had nice conversations with both longhaired local bluesman The Mighty Orq, creator of the fine new album Soulful City, and local MC Nosaprise, who said he recently got engaged. Mazel tov!
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