Kid in a candy store
Trip Start Apr 16, 2012
121Trip End Aug 14, 2012
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The Natchez was a lovely old looking steamboat and as we learnt about the history of ‘Nawlins we ate our Hard Rock Café club sandwiches, a hearty meal to say the least. There was a little trad combo playing all the classic tunes on one of the decks, Piano, Trumpet and Clarinet/Tenor
Preservation Hall was our next stop; it is considered the crème of the crop of trad jazz and only the best play at the venue. There is always a line and they pack you in for one set, then the move you along and get a new crowd of people for the next set. Very cool, no photographs (I snuck one in) and just great jazz. We were lucky enough to have Leroy Jones playing that night, the soloist from Harry Connick’s band. The band was absolutely fantastic with all the old cats playing some really sweet tunes. The set had finished so we went to find dinner; along the way we found another killer brass band, three trombones, three trumpets and the rhythm section
We found a nice place for dinner that did Po-Boys, a delicious sandwich type thing filled with seafood. Holly and AH went for the friend chicken with an amazing potato salad and I went for the soft shell crab Po-Boy. The food in New Orleans is quite different to Texas food, it seems to feel more healthy but delicious in its own special way. After dinner we went to the Spotted Cat again, it was so crowded that you could barely hear the band; we stayed for two songs and went to another place that was playing some killer swing. Unfortunately for us they finished at Midnight, we were bummed so we had some shampoo and went on home. A massive day in New Orleans but some great adventures!