Spent Brothers Productions Gazette 67
New Orleans April/May 2009

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We had a lousy journey out to New Orleans. Departing home at 6am on Thursday 23 April, we
caught a slightly delayed flight from London Heathrow to Miami and, by the time we had docked
and been held up in Immigration, we missed our onward flight to New Orleans. We were bounced off
a flight at 11pm, put up in an airport hotel for a few hours, and bounced off a flight at 11am the next
day. We finally boarded a plane to St Louis at 3pm (meeting Smokey Robinson on the plane), and
then on to New Orleans a few hours later. We finally got to our hotel at 9pm on Friday 24 April,
28 hours late and having lost a pre-paid night at the hotel and the first day of Jazz Fest.

Saturday 25 April: Sheila enjoys a Mimosa (Bucks Fizz) in the Old Absinthe House in the French Quarter

Sheila buys a Po-Boy   Soft shell crab po-boy
At Jazz Fest, Sheila queuing for soft shell crab po-boys /
Aforesaid lunch, washed down with canned Californian "champagne"

   In the Jazz tent at Fest   Sheila in Broussards restaurant
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestre with Wynton Marsalis play the WWOZ Jazz tent /
After dinner at Broussards

Decorative hat  Sheila takes a rest while the Meter Men play
Sunday 26 April: Decorative hat at the Gentilly Stage whilst Sonny Landreth plays /
Sheila chills out

Robert Cray  Robert Parker
Robert Cray plays the Gentilly Stage /
Revue in the Blues Tent hosted by Deacon John featuring amongst others, Robert "Barefootin'" Parker

Al "Carnival Time" Johnson  Audience
& Al "Carnival Time" Johnson / Music for the young & old

Sheila at breakfast
Monday 27 April: Sheila enjoys breakfast in the impressive Crystal Room at Le Pavillon hotel 

"All Aboard" painting on building on Poydras Street


Sheila in bar  View from bar
Sheila enjoys a Bloody Mary at our local in the French Quarter - the Chart Room /
View across from the bar onto Chartres Street

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All Photographs ©Derek & Sheila Henderson 2009