Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This Weekend: A Double-Dose of PHJB in Birmingham!

So you already know that Danny Clinch's lovely documentary "Louisiana Fairytale - Live At Preservation Hall" is going to be playing at the Carver Theatre as a part of the 13th Annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival at 1:10pm this Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama?

And you're already hip to the fact that the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be playing, live and in-person, at Sidewalk Central on 18th Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue on Saturday at 6:45pm?

Kudos!  But, did you know that the performance documented in "Louisiana Fairytale" was the culmination of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band's exciting 2010 tour with My Morning Jacket that kicked off... in Birmingham!  Check out this review of the tour opening performance in Spin Magazine!

My Morning Jacket Open Tour in Alabama
Concert Review by Kenn McCracken for
"My Morning Jacket have a reputation as one of the best live bands around, and their tour kickoff Tuesday night at the Alabama Theater in Birmingham showed why.
After a strong opening set by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which concluded with a surprise guest vocal by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James on "Louisiana Fairytale and St. James Infirmary," MMJ took the stage and dove into "One Big Holiday..." FULL ARTICLE HERE

Charlie Gabriel and Clint Maedgen outside the Alabama Theater in 2010 
- Photo by Ben Jaffe -

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