• Bill Bowman

    Donna’s Bar & Grill was one of a handful of reasons my wife and I moved to New Orleans. Donna was indeed the brass band empresaria, but it was Charlie who brought on the jazz, Evan Christoper, Leroy Jones, the French brothers, and so many more. He was also one of our city’s culinary secret weapons, creating deep soul food with secret techniques he had developed as a top chef for Amtrak. How else could he make that magic in one of the smallest kitchen in town?
    Bright Moment #327: Bob French’s return after Katrina with Leroy, Larry, and Don Vappie (playing stand-up bass).

  • Garyalexander

    I played some Evan Christopher & Tom McDermott on my jazz show today on KLOI-fm, Lopez Island, Wash.  I stopped and saw them while visiting New Orleans three or four years ago.

    — Gary Alexander