Photo by Willow Haley.

Video: Best of the Beat Celebrates Johnny Vidacovich

Johnny Vidacovich was honored with the Best of the Beat’s Lifetime Achievement in Music during a ceremony at the Orpheum Theater last night. Before he took the stage to accept his award, we screened a short documentary on his music career. The video—which also features Vidacovich, James Singleton, Stanton Moore, George Porter Jr. and Ernie Elly—focuses on his early years, as well as his time with Astral Project.

The film was produced by produced by Fred Kasten and Lenny Delbert  of Pan Am Communications.

  • Johnny Palazzotto

    So thrilled to have been there to experience Johnny receive OffBeat’s Lifetime Achievement in Music Award. Truly one of the greatest keepers of the beat anywhere on Earth originating in New Orleans, Louisiana.