Jazz Fest: Imperial No Doubt and Sturgill Simpson Fights the March of Time

Thursday was a true locals day, with short, friendly lines, and shows you could get close to if you wanted. I said much of what I had to say about Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole and Amanda Shires in the on-the-spot reviews I wrote for The New Orleans Advocate, so I folded Thursday’s notes into Friday’s review.

Jazz Fest: Thursday, April 30 at Jazz Fest

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell resumes its second weekend today, and for me it's a slightly soft day. I'm not a Widespread Panic guy (note that their set has been shortened to a skimpy 2 1/2 hours from its original three hours, 15 minutes), and I have a history of being disappointed by reggae on the Congo Square Stage, so I'm not optimistic about Third World. More likely, my day will end with a wander from Alison Krauss to The Iguanas to the Blues Tent and Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials