The 15th annual Bayou Rendezvous took over the Howlin’ Wolf on Friday, May 5th, after the official festivities for New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival had come to a close for the day. It was a massive musical affair, with nine bands performing across the two stages. The event is a perfect example of how charity and music go hand-in-hand, with a portion of the event’s proceeds going to the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic & Assistance Foundation, a charity that helps secure health care for the city’s many musicians.As is the Jazz Fest way, Bayou Rendezvous this year was jam-packed with special collaborations, sit-ins, and all-star groups that can only be brought together when hordes of world-class musicians flock to New Orleans during this time of year. One of the supergroup’s topping the Bayou Rendezvous bill this year was the Bayou Rendezvous All-Stars, tapping noted musicians Johnny Vidacovich (Astral Project), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Oteil Burbridge (Dead and Co., Allman Bros.), Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Stanton Moore (Galactic), and Eric McFadden (P-Funk, Anders Osborne) to round out its lineup.Building an “All-Star” band is more than just grabbing the best players available who happen to know the same handful of songs and throwing them onstage together. Matching playing styles and personalities is a big part of the equation. Luckily for all involved, the drumming duties were carried out by Galactic‘s Stanton Moore and ‘Nawlins drum legend and elder statesman Johnny Vidacovich. Their symbiotic style of play is born from countless hours of jamming between them, and this familiarity created an almost family-like vibe as the base of the performance.Not that Allman Brothers and Dead & Co bassist Oteil and Tedeschi Trucks Band’s organ and flute wizard, Kofi Burbridge, needed anymore of a familial connection—with the two brothers together, the energy skyrocketed. Add Ivan Neville, a man whose surname is one of the most evocative and synonymous with the sound of the New Orleans, and you have a supergroup sprung from the deepest of shared roots. This focus on family—musical and blood—fits perfectly with the charity beneficiaries of the evening, the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic & Assistance Foundation.Since 1988, the Foundation has helped the under and uninsured part of the city’s extensive musician population get the health care they so desperately need. Dedicating yourself to making music for the world to enjoy can be rewarding, but not as lucrative as one would hope. By providing a safety net to New Orleans’ many musicians, the clinic allows them to keep doing what they love (and sharing it with us grateful folks), and also provides a sense of well-being to their families as well.As such, when given the chance to help out other struggling musicians, players come in a little sharper and ready to give their all. Before we get to the sharing portion of the piece, we wanted to remind you that the caring part of this article never stops. The Clinic is always in need, and donations can be made HERE to this wonderful and necessary charity that keeps the music we love for nice and healthy.We’ve already seen some lovely photos from the Bayou Rendezvous from Chad Anderson and some fun videos from Dr. Klaw‘s set from our own Rex Thomson, but now let’s check out a few high lights from the epic set from this collection of top talent of The Bayou Rendezvous All-Stars giving their all for the twin causes of funk and family.“Get Back>Sing A Simple Song”“Will It Go Round In Circles”Jam
Barbara Gilbert, 70, of Milan/Moores Hill passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Christ hospital in Cincinnati. She was born in Lawrenceburg on June 28, 1946 the daughter of Elton and Phyllis Wellman Schilson. She was married to Donald Gilbert on December 9, 1967 in Dearborn County and he survives. Survivors include one son Robert Copeland of Milan; one daughter Dawnelle (RJ) O’Neal of Osgood; 4 grandchildren; Paul, Holly, Villete and Mary-Kate; 2 great grandchildren; one brother; Richard Schilson of Milan; one sister Kathy Myers (Bob) Kreese of Versailles. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Gilbert worked as a manager at the Liquor Cabinet in Milan and Moores Hill. Her hobbies included making and attending craft shows, grandchildren and watching birds. Barb loved to cook and help people, she would help even a stranger that needed it and never ask for anything in return. Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, January 14th, 2017 from 10:00am to 12noon at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the donors choice.
Hamid Hayat’s sentencing has been postponed while Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. considers a defense motion seeking a new trial. The judge delayed making a decision. Under questioning by the judge, Cote denied allegations contained in a sworn statement by another juror that he made a gesture similar to tightening a noose or uttered “hang him” while jurors were considering evidence. “No, your honor, never,” Cote told the judge. He also defended statements he made after the trial to Atlantic Monthly. Cote told the magazine that “new rules of engagement” were justified after the Sept. 11 attacks and the 2005 London subway bombings. Defense lawyers seized on those statements as evidence that Cote was predisposed to convict anyone accused of terrorism. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Tice-Raskin acknowledged the foreman acted improperly when he telephoned an alternate juror during deliberations. But he said none of Cote’s actions were damaging enough to merit a new trial. SACRAMENTO – Shaky testimony and prejudice by the jury foreman should be enough to grant a new trial to a Lodi man convicted last year of terrorism-related charges, a defense lawyer argued Friday. Attorney Dennis Riordan told a federal judge that jury foreman Joseph Cote was biased against his client because he is Pakistani-American, a Muslim and was charged with terrorist activities. “We really have a question if we had 12 fair jurors,” Riordan said during a hearing in U.S. District Court. “We know that one of them was not fair.” Hayat, 24, was arrested in June 2005 and convicted last April of lying to federal agents when he denied attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan in 2003. He also was convicted of providing support to terrorists by attending the camp, then returning to the U.S. intending to conduct a holy war. He faces up to 39 years in prison.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!