Offbeat Cover for July, 2003

July 2003 Contents

Cover Story

The Depths of Clint Maedgen


Clubhouse: Vaughan’s Lounge

Greetings from the Ninth Ward: Wish You Were Here, Dawl!

Masters of Louisiana Music: Wilson Anthony “Boozoo” Chavis

The Essence of the Essence Music Festival


Harry Connick Jr.

Dis 'n' Dat

More Punk, More Funny

Bayou Boogie

Johnnie Allan’s Souvenirs

Blues Hound

Young Guys’ Blues

Feed Me Something, Mister

Bellying up to the Bywater


A Real Good Soldier

St. Rock

Harder, Faster, Hawgjaw

Talkin' 'bout New Orleans

The Nite Cap: A “Fly” Joint

Urban Legends

Red Dawn’s Rottweiler


Ahmad Jamal, In Search of Momentum (Dreyfus)

Bad Charism, Invisible to You (Independent)

Bob French’s Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 3 Generations (Tuxedo)

Bob Margolin, All Star Blues Jam (Telarc)

Canned Heat, Friends in the Can (Fuel 2000)

Chris Kenner, The Chris Kenner Collection: Land of 1000 Dances (Fuel 2000)

Chris Smither, Train Home (Hightone)

Clifton Chenier, The Best of Clifton Chenier (Arhoolie)

Continental Drifters, Nineteen Ninety-Three (Blue Rose)

Cory Tee, First Coming (Labee)

Dave Brubeck Quartet, Park Avenue South (Telarc Jazz)

Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra, Afro (Verve)

Earl King, Come on: The Complete Imperial Recordings (Okra-Tone)

Forked Yew, UFO @ the USO/Let’s Golf/Wizzing Thru Life (Independent)

Glen Andrews + The Lazy Six, Dumaine St. Blues (Banjoski Music)

Jai Alai, Drive Safe (Sun Sea Sky)

Joe Ely, Streets of Sin, (Rounder)

John Lisi and Delta Funk, Preachin’ to the Choir (Blue Goat)

John Scofield Band, Up All Night (Verve)

Josh Milligan, Lines from a Distance (Independent)

Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys, Bayou Groove (Swallow)

Mike West, The Man Who Could Fall Backwards (Binky/Squirrel)

Monty Alexander Trio, Impressions in Blue (Telarc)

Murmur, Subterranean Raga Vol.1 (Independent)/Potpie, Field Saturation Vol. 1 (Independent)

Pharoah Sanders, Pharoah Sanders Live (Evidence)

R.L. Burnside, First Recordings (Fat Possum)

Ray Abshire and Friends, For Old Times Sake (Swallow Records)

Reckless Kelly, Under the Table & Above the Stars (Sugar Hill)

Rene’ Marie, Live at Jazz Standard (MaxJazz)

Roland Guerin, Groove, Swing & Harmony (Tree Entertainment)

Roscoe Holcomb, An Untamed Sense of Control (Smithsonian Folkways)

Sady Courville & Dennis McGee, La Vielle Musique Acadien (Swallow Records)

Secondhand Jive, Secondhand Jive (Square Park Entertainment)

Shane Theriot, The Grease Factor (Shose Records)

Shirley Horn, May the Music Never End (Verve)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Gospel Train (Verve/Mercury)

Smokey Smothers, Sings Back Porch Blues (Ace)

Tab Benoit, The Sea Saint Sessions (Telarc)

Taj Mahal & the Hula Blues, Hananpepe Dream (Tone-Cool)

Ted Nash, Still Evolved (Palmetto)

The Lost Bayou Ramblers, Un ‘Tit Gout (Lost Bayou Rambler Records)

Tru Thug, The Storm (Bank On It)

Various Artists, Blues on Blonde on Blonde (Telarc)

Various Artists, Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan (Columbia)

Various Artists, Great Googa Mooga! (Ace)

Various Artists, Jai Ete Au Bal (Arhoolie)

Various Artists, Strawberry Jam’n Toast to the Arts 2003 (Independent)

Various Artists, There’s Got To Be A Girl: The Best of Chase Records, Vol.1/Gotta Have Love: The Best of Chase Records, Vol. 2 (Night Train)

Vic Chesnutt, Silver Lake (New West)

Widespread Panic, Ball (Sanctuary)

William Parker Violin Trio, Scrapbook (Thirsty Ear)

Yonder Mountain String Band & Benny Galloway, Old Hands (Frog Pad)


The Thoughtful Contemplation of Music

Mojo Mouth

Local is Good…

Live Wire

Ash, Shim Sham Club, June 2, 2003

Deacon John, House of Blues, June 13, 2003

M.O.T.O. (Masters of the Obvious), Mama’s Blues, May 31, 2003

The Sadies, El Matador, May 26, 2003

X, Shim Sham Club, June 4, 2003

ZZ Top & Ted Nugent, UNO Lakefront Arena, June 17, 2003


Letters July 2003