Sunday, March 14, 2010
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Bob and I saw the Preservation Hall Jazz Band last night, on tour and here in Lake Charles. Great show. I learned this band started in 1961 as an effort to preserve the culture of New Orleans jazz music. Preservation Hall holds the heart of the Crescent City. It hasn't changed over the decades, no air conditioning, no alcohol, it's rough facade still welcomes visitors and regulars. Bob and I vacationed in New Orleans back around 1990. I remember strolling through the French Quarter, stumbling (literally, no doubt) across Preservation Hall, and standing outside staring in through the windows for several minutes. The place was too crowded to attempt going in. Check out their website, and take a listen. Come visit us sometime. We can road trip three hours east and you can see them in person.