Another night, another great musical discovery.
I have to say, the music never stops in this city on the river. After a luscious meal at Arnaud’s, I head on over to Mimi’s in the Marigny, a bar and music club that’s so effortlessly cool, I felt all the cool seep into me the second I put my foot inside the doorway. Like so many great New Orleans clubs, Mimi’s is refreshingly concept-free: it’s a down-to-earth bar defined entirely by the chilled-out set of musicians and the many music-lovers gathered there on any given night, .
Upstairs, I caught Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue rocking away with her big country voice and big country band. After so much (great) jazz, it was a delight to catch something so different and fun. The band was having a blast on stage and the singer crooned something lovely and dance-worthy. After the first minute of listening I decided that Gal Holiday was probably my first big New Orleans musical crush. Seriously, this woman sings so deliciously, she needs her own wine pairing.
Thanks for the music Gal and keep singing!
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