I was a little disappointed when I got to Donna's and found out Shannon Powell wasn't playing. I haven't seen his band, which includes Roland Guerin and Mardi Gras trip - the 1st one after Katrina.
But, right when I found out they weren't playing, I noticed some great piano sounds coming from inside. It was Brian Coogin! Yeah! I really wanted to see him this trip. He had Brian Seeger and a good sax up there with him. were going to come over for the next set - I had just left my friends at Frenchman St and noticed they were onstage at dba then.
The music was awesome and a great way to start the evening. Actually, I caught a little street music on Frenchmman, but not much.
I talked to Brian after his set, which ended a little after 11. He helped me strategize the rest of my evening and what was doable ...
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