Out’n’About in N’awlins – 1 –
The sun peeked out on our first full day in The Big Easy, and we went out exploring, from the brightly painted nightclubs to the French Market and the French Quarter, we drunk in deep the sights and sounds of this remarkable city.
In the middle of the French market several bands play outdoors. One three piece were particularly easy on the ear, and we stopped to watch them over a coffee.
It still amazes me that down here you can here blues, beautifully executed by great musicians, right here on the street.
The bass player was playing a beautiful Ibanez semi-acoustic bass and Iwent up to have a look at it. It turned out he’d bought it in Istanbul, Turkey!
They were joined by another of New Orleans colourful characters on flute.