Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lagniappe's Last Day Before Their Summer Vacation

Well, it was a hot day for the band. They performed for 4 hours at Paddlefest, then played outside on the hot patio (and I do mean hot!) at New Orleans To Go. Alligators were seen but not heard (Latoya cooked them!) Lagniappe was performing their last gig before one band member went to Indonesia for 6 weeks, and another home to Belgium for a month.

Yours truly was melting (kind of like the witch in the wizard of Oz) but went inside for cooling breaks. The little fan I brought might have worked for cooling chipmunks, but did little for me, but I digress. The mood was still fun and there was line dancing onto Northland Boulevard.

At the end of the night, Latoya showed off her "American Idol" audition with PROUD MARY, followed by some old tunes of the late Michael Jackson. It gave the band both a much needed breather and entertained the rest of us to no end! New Orleans To Go has great food and when the band is there, it's always a blast. Latoya's husband Randy is always smiling, moving quickly, and asking if we need anything; Latoya's always cooking up food and has a quick sassy comeback for anybody within earshot. She also is always smiling and working hard to please her customers!

The man in the fedora hat looked so summery & stylish, I just had to take a photo of him. John Mooter lent him a piece of brass to pose with, the sliding trumpet I believe.
(*Click on any photo to see it full-sized*)

Latoya showing us how to Second Line, with some attitude, along the boulevard. :) Over nine hours on her feet cooking and still going strong and smiling.

Ending with a silhouette of John seemed fittin' as the band had had a long day, starting at 10:00 Am this morning. Yet they were all in good spirits, which makes it so fun to run a blog for this band.

Schedules will be posted on this blog in late July/early August for the next band gigs and I will expect full reports from the two teachers as to what they did on their summer vacation. Ha!

Hope you were able to see Lagniappe either at Paddlefest or at New Orleans to Go.
See ya in August! Have a great July.


P.S. Edited on Monday. Thanks to Angela for the additional pictures via email.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

LAGNIAPPE GIGS THIS WEEKEND! Last weekend before their summer vacation break.

06/27/09 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Paddlefest (Yeatman’s cove)
Sawyer Point

06/27/09 7:00 – 9:00 pm
New Orleans To Go

139 West Kemper Road

New Orleans to Go is the Picture above & below, but band will probably play outside, weather permitting.

REMEMBER: Starting in July band is on vacation for a month or so.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Band Members and Schedule
--Chico Converse on Violin and sax,vocals. --Chris Carmichael on Guitar and Trumpet, vocals. --Yvan Verbesselt on drums,rub board and other percussions --John Mooter on piano, trombone, slide trumpet and cornet. --Dick Franz on Accordion, --Jessie Berne on Violin, bass, Clarinet and various instruments.

JUNE 2009 remaining gigs before their summer break. Back sometime in mid August unless I hear otherwise.

06/27/09 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Paddlefest (Yeatman’s cove)
Sawyer Point

06/27/09 7:00 – 9:00 pm New Orleans To Go
139 West Kemper Road

REMEMBER: Starting in July band is on vacation for a month or so.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Over-the-Rhine Gateway Celebration pictures.
Band played at High noon, the quartet version as two members were out of town. My thanks again to Mark Byron of for emailing me these photographs.(check out his link, fabulous stuff) To see these photos full-sized, just click on the photos.

Feel free to leave comments or email me photos. Doesn't matter if it's a cell phone picture or a professional photo. I love hearing from you folks.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Rivertown Breakdown Photograph

P.S. Update: Sunday afternoon.

Mark Byron, a professional photographer, sent
this fabulous photo of the band. Note the great lighting in skin tones, the shirt, and the way the violin shows up. Wow. I dream of getting a great photo like's all in the lighting folks. And a trained eye. Thank you, Mark for the email submission. Much appreciated.**Click on the photograph to see it full sized** And check out Mark's site. Over 100 great photos on it as of tonight, of many RB performers.

Check the second link and on page 1 and 2 or 3 are Lagniappe photos, though that might change as he adds photos. At the end is Jake Speed with other band members on stage and you can see Dick in #111, Yvan #116, and Jessie #111, and John # 113. Also can see the band members in others of the mass group onstage but you have to look!

Sent LIVE on Twitter From Rivertown Breakdown

Well, normally I don't post blurry photos but I made an exception this time. Why?..well because I can. And because some darling young man, Alexshebar on Twitter sent me this picture from his cell phone, or Blackberry or iphone thingie. He tweeted he was at Rivertown Breakdown so I put in a request for a Lagniappe picture. By the time I got a snack (bowl of cereal) he had sent this along with a note that Lagniappe was playing some kick$$$ cajun. :) I got this before the band left the stage. Now that was a kick for this dame.

There I was on the laptop in bed, watching a webcast, listening to Oscar's snore (he's one of my cats) and reading Tweets as I was unable to attend the big event. It's amazing how we can feel in touch with modern technology. I noticed our Miss Jessie appeared to be playing an UPRIGHT BASS? What a treat that would've been to hear. If I get more photo's, will post them later.

Thanks to Alex who was tweeting live updates & pics on Twitter. (He reports for the Cincinnati Enquirer and is fun to follow on Twitter) Hope the evening was a success for the river sweep.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

The 8th Rivertown Breakdown Saturday June 13th!

06/13/09 Rivertown Breakdown (Southgate House)
24 E. 3rd Street, Newport, KY 859.431-2201

Lagniappe is on from 11:20 to 12:00 upstairs in the parlour.

Click on this sentence for the complete schedule.

**Promo photo sent to me has various band members that are appearing at RB**

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Lagniappe at Crow's Nest.
10pm - 2 Am

Crow’s Nest
4544 W 8th St, Price Hill
(513) 921-2980

Monday, June 01, 2009

Ryan's gigs cancelled for June.

Lagniappe Saturday Night
06/06/09 10:00 pm– 2:00 am Crow’s Nest
4544 W 8th St, Price Hill
(513) 921-2980