Thursday, July 4th

by musicclipoftheday

Happy 4th of July!

It’s easy, sometimes, to take even great blessings for granted, like, for instance, living within walking distance—yes, walking distance—of a wonderful club (FitzGerald’s), where, last night, at their annual American Music Festival (three stages, four days), now in its thirty-third year, I saw these folks.

Joe Hall & The Louisiana Cane Cutters, live, Louisiana (Breaux Bridge), 2009

***

Sleepy LaBeef, “Strange Things Happening Every Day” (plus interview), TV show (Late Night with Conan O’Brien), 1994

***

The Paladins, “Kiddeo,” live, Netherlands, 2007

**********

lagniappe

radio

Today, celebrating one of his birthdays (a long story), WKCR-FM (Columbia University) will be playing Louis Armstrong—and nothing but—all day.