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Congo Square and jam sessions (first day in NOLA)

We performed Congo Square in the hot hot sun. 2hrs and 20 minutes straight through. The cats were playing with intensity and Odadaa was inspired and bedecked in traditional ghanian garb.
Played late night jam sessions with Trombone Shorty and Kermit Ruffins at the House of Blues, went by a theatre at 2300 St. Claude and realized it was the old Nicholls High School in the 9th ward where we played memorable talent show with our funk band in high school (some group messed up their song and tried to blame the band on the mic and we almost had an open melee).

Than had a 2am to 4am smoking jam session with the great drummer Herlin Riley at Snug Harbor. People loved and so did we.
Earlier had a meal at my homeboy Josh Mayer's house and our fellow classmate and master chef David Kinch (he just won an iron chef but is even much better than that) and his lady, pim, (she can burn too) hooked up a quick feast.


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