Madeleine Peyroux Surprise Free 3-night Stand in Durham (video)

Blue Note Grill owner Bill Whittington got the first call Wednesday (09/24) afternoon. A local BNG patron had friends & relatives visiting Durham, one of whom was a singer looking for a place where she & friends might play that Continue reading

Grateful Dead at Duke 12/08/73

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s epic concert at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium, near the end of the Fall 1973 period which many consider the band’s finest. It’s certainly the greatest musical event I’ve witnessed. Serendipitously, the Continue reading

Jazz Fest, Weekend 2, Day 4 (Sun)

The final day of Jazz Fest was bright, sunny and warm.  Since Debbie wanted to see David and Roselyn, a street band from New Orleans that she had befriended years ago, we headed out earlier than usual (the band started Continue reading

Jazz Fest, Weekend 2, Day 3 (Sat)

Finally, a day without rain!  We awoke to beautiful blue skies with no clouds in sight.  The air started out a little chilly and soon warmed up.  We got a late start, so our regular street parking spot near the Continue reading