PHOTOS / VIDEO: North Mississippi All-Stars @ Tipitina’s 10/7/11
The boys from the Mississippi hill country returned once again to one of their favorite venues (even mentioning at one point that NMAS should have a monthly gig at Tip’s – one can dream), continuing to operate as a model of consistency and delivering a lengthy display of instrumental mastery for the packed-out house. It was a thoroughly rowdy night on the corner of Tchoup that felt downright quintessential in the familiar haunt. The formula is simple: Empassioned, rockin’ blues jams and a genuine sense of realness that’s hard to match. I’ve been watching these guys deliver for nearly a decade and can honestly say that I’ve never left feeling underwhelmed, the things they are capable of on the slide guitar, bass, drums and washboard always make the jaw drop and last night was no exception. Continue on from a balcony-shot video and a gallery of shots from the show.
Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges now lives amongst THE CALIFORNIANS as a newcomer to West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites.
Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.