Thursday, July 14, 2011

Preservation Hall & Del McCoury Band to appear on Letterman on July 19!

If you haven't heard yet, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band will be appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman ON JULY 19TH!  There was initially some misinformation going out that it was in July 20 but you can ignore that.  SO TUNE IN ON JULY 19!

Read the article by Keith Spera(but ignore the date):

Preservation Hall Jazz Band to appear on Letterman show
Published: Thursday, July 07, 2011, 3:42 PM     Updated: Thursday, July 07, 2011, 3:49 PM 
By Keith Spera, The Times-Picayune
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and bluegrass bandleader Del McCoury are scheduled to appear together on “Late Night with David Letterman” on July 19 July 20. The bands will also perform that night at New York’s City Winery.
Ben Jaffe of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs on the Gentilly Stage in New Orleans during Jazz Fest 2010.
The relationship between McCoury’s band and Preservation Hall has proved to be a fruitful one. It grew out of Preservation Hall creative director and tuba player Ben Jaffe’s desire to expand the band’s reach and explore common ground with other forms of roots music. Earlier this year, Preservation Hall released a joint album with McCoury called “American Legacies.”
On Mardi Gras, McCoury even paraded through the streets of the French Quarter with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Other recent outings by Preservation Hall have found the band performing at the Grand Ole Opry – rarely, if ever, has a tuba ever appeared on the most hallowed stage of country music – and throughout the massive Bonnaroo Music Festival in June in Tennessee. One of those Bonnaroo gigs involved sitting in with My Morning Jacket, the much-acclaimed rock band with whom Pres Hall has previously toured and collaborated with at the Voodoo Experience and Jazz Fest.

The relationship between Jaffe and company and My Morning Jacket is the subject of “Louisiana Fairytale,” a new documentary by photographer Danny Clinch. “Louisiana Fairytale” will be screened at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art on July 23 and during the New Orleans Film Festival in October.

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