Monday, September 29, 2008

ON THE ROAD WITH PHJB #4: Interview with Mark Braud: Paul Barbarin

Here's a short backstage interview with 3rd generation New Orleans trumpeter/PHJB band leader Mark Braud talking about the impact of the 1955 Atlantic Records recording "Paul Barbarin and his New Orleans Jazz" and his musical lineage.

And a little walk with Ben and Clint backstage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC:

And how about a group shot?

Next stop...Buies Creek, North Carolina and Knoxville, Tennessee! See you there!

Paul Newman at Preservation Hall.

R.I.P. Paul Newman(1925-2008)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

ON THE ROAD WITH PHJB #3: Backstage in Utica, NY

Here's clarinetist, saxophonist and vocalist Clint Maedgen poppin' in on The Blind Boys of Alabama during soundcheck in Utica, New York. Check out Preservation Hall pianist Rickie Monie on B3!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

ON THE ROAD WITH PHJB #2: (Re)Introducing Mr. Charlie Gabriel

As some of you know, 4th generation New Orleans clarinetist/saxophonist/vocalist Mr. Charlie Gabriel is the latest addition to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band lineup. We couldn't be more excited.
Here's a peek of Mr. Gabriel performing "Tailgate" with PHJB in Schenectady, New York last night.

For more on Charlie Gabriel:

Next stop for PHJB...Utica, New York. See ya there!

Friday, September 26, 2008

ON THE ROAD WITH PHJB #1: Down By The Riverside

Dear Friends of The Hall,

We're starting up a new contribution to our blog titled "On The Road with PHJB". Every couple of days, we'll post behind the scenes updates from the band including live footage, backstage interviews, photos, and more. Our first submission is the band performing the song 'Down By The Riverside' with The Blind Boys of Alabama on their current tour. More to come...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

PHJB back from tour on Oct. 4th

Hey New Orleans! Your very own Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be back in town for one night only on October 4th at Preservation Hall. If you haven't witnessed the latest incarnation of the PHJB, this is one not to miss. Gates open at 8pm.

Down By The Riverside Tour hits NYC

The Down By The Riverside Tour(PHJB with Blind Boys of Alabama just past through New York City at B.B. King's Blues Club. Here's some photos from the performance. photos courtesy of Mr. Dino Perrucci.