Earlier this year, alt blues powerhouse Blonde Roses released their stellar EP “Hell or High Water”. The moment it was released I made sure to add it to my Apple Music library to swing back to and give it a listen. Life happened, and as other tracks and bands entered the fold, the EP kind of tumbled a bit. I never got a chance to feature it and just lost track of time. Singer/guitarist Molly Portier (who I’ve known since the days of her previous project Wooden Wings) recently reached out to share with me the band’s latest un-released track, “One Ways”.
I’m not sure why, but I haven’t been in and around the Bywater in a few months. So weird since it’s absolutely one of my favorite neighborhoods for all things food, music, and of course the photographic opportunities. With that said, I’ve been seeing a ton of great images rolling through my feed for The Bywater Bakery and I stopped in recently to check it out.
It actually doesn’t get any more New Orleans than NOPSI. Short for “New Orleans Public Service, Inc.”, NOPSI was who you paid back in the days for your utility service in Nola. Such an institution for so long! The original 1927 constructed building where folks used to among many other things, pay their utility bills every month, has recently been transformed into one of the cities premier luxury hotels.
Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft, the duo that make up Alexis & The Samurai have recently released their most bombastic record to date in “Move Into View”. Melodic and stereophonic, “Move Into View” truly shows off the range and confidence both Alexis and Sam have in their ability to create their own unique and intoxicating music.
Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been following the super talented Katherine Rowan (@katherine_rowan) on Instagram, and have been extremely impressed with her point of a view as well as her focus on the culture and beauty of New Orleans. Her second line work shows the joy and excitement of one of the most treasured events in our history. Great emotion and character is shown in here work.
In my humble opinion the New Orleans CBD is where it’s at. A resurgance of entertainment in The Civic, The Orpheum, and Saenger Theatres along with developements like South Market District and the like has really helped turn the CBD into a true cosmopolitan destination in town. Just blocks away from the French Quarter and right down the street from my favorite venue, The Orpheum Theater, The Troubadour Hotel (1111 Gravier Street) has become one of the hottest properties as of late. I recently stayed over for a night, and was blown away by how centrally located it was. I caught a show down the street, met some friends at…
Friends of the program, Tysson have recently released their long-awaited and bombastic soundscape EP this week. The 4 song release shows the duo's evolution over the last few years as well as their ability to refine and perfect their sound in an authentic way.
It's been years, and I mean years since I had a really nice pair of sunglasses. Whether it's giving them away to friends and family in need or losing them after a long days at musical festivals, somehow or another, I've never respected them. Shame on me for not willing to adult. I recently gave my last pair away to a friend, and led me to ponder my ways and resolve to being a better friend to my vision and my sunglasses.
I’ve been spending a lot of time in the French Quarter as of late. Being a person built on the idea of routine, coffee (specifically iced coffee) is my morning godsend. I have always been a huge fan of the well positioned and highly accessible original Cafe Envie ( 308 Decatur St.), it’s their latest location further down the main French Quarter boulevard (1241 Decatur St.) that has really captured me. These two totally different spots are my go to places for my first or even my third iced coffee. Their newest location seen below is quaint and equally efficient with a great staff that will always quick to remember your…
I have had the distinct pleasure of watching & photographing singer/songwriter, and pal Robin Barnes, grow and morph into the artist we have all come to love and respect. Several years ago we met over coffee and she posed for one of my first of many street style profiles along Oak St. Always beaming and the consummate professional, Robin has since released her first EP, toured the world, and has finally found her true groove in her latest and most ambitious EP yet, Songbird Sessions. I’ve only heard a little bit of her latest jazz infused grooves, but the musical path she’s heading down is one of sultry maturity, and…