Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday! I’m so glad you’re here! In last week’s post, we were exploring the heritage of the Mardi Gras Indians at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and this week we return to Jazzfest for images from the Willie Sugarcapps performance.
My mother-in-law, whom I went to Jazzfest with, has a thing for Willie Sugarcapps. She didn’t want to go to jazzfest to see Van Morrison or Pearl Jam. For her it was about one group and one group only. Even though she had seen them the previous weekend. She’s been trying to convince Sweet Husband and I to join her at a show for the last year or so, and I’m glad I finally joined her.
I grew up a listening to classic country and 60s folk along with a healthy dose of gospel and 70s rock. Each house that I spent time in as a kid listened to different music. In my grandma & grandpa Conrad’s house, the radio was always on KTTS (which was a different station than it is now), and at my father’s house, we were listening to these massive reel-to-reels that had all sorts of music on them. I took a prolonged detour through glam, hair, and heavy metal in my early teens, but one of the things that I notice as I get older is that I want to listen to music that reminds me of those roots that I learned early.
The more I listen to music, the more I think that it’s basically all the same. What changes for me is the story. I want to listen to music with heart and a narrative arc. Willie Sugarcapps hits those notes for me.
Willie Sugarcapps has recently released a new CD, and you can find your copy of it via their site. You won’t be disappointed with it.
The set that WS played was too short. I don’t remember exactly now, but it felt like it was only 6 or 7 songs, which didn’t do justice to the band or to the people who came out to see them. It appeared that WS recognized that because even as Jazzfest staff were breaking down their stage, they performed an acoustic encore – literally the crew was breaking down their equipment as the group continued to play. It reminded me of Bruce Springsteen telling the crowd, “They said until the sun goes down! The sun ain’t down yet!” (the race track where Jazzfest is held is located in a residential neighborhood. Music has to stop at sundown)
If you so happen to be near somewhere that Willie Sugarcapps is playing a show (or any of the acts that come together to create Willie Sugarcapps – Grayson Capps, Sugarcane Jane, Will Kimbrough), do yourself a favor and check them out. You won’t be disappointed!
I hope you have had a great week! We are winding up the school year (one more week with children!) and I’m making plans for a fantastic summer, which will include a trip to Hawaii. (I’m so excited!) While we finish up the school year and begin planning out the summer, I plan to be taking a lot of pictures. Stay tuned to this space, where for next week’s Photo Friday I’ll be bringing you photos that will be taken as a part of Clickin’ Mom’s Clickin’ Walk.
Welcome to another edition of the Photo Friday link-up! Y’all are really stepping up your game with some incredible photos and we’ve had some new shutterbugs joining us! Welcome!
Last week’s most viewed link came to us from Ruth at Tanama Tales, who took us with her as she explored the Spanish city of Bilbao.
Our last added link was courtesy of Patrick of Adventures in Weseland, who took us to the Berkley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive. There are always some incredible links added later in the weekend so if you missed them, make sure you check back in to see some of the great photography.
Without further ado, it’s time for this week’s link-up! On of the greatest things about Photo Friday is the community that y’all have formed. Please make sure that you are commenting on at least two other links to support your fellow photographers!