For New Orleans visitors here through August 29th, consider checking out Irvin Mayfield‘s 2013 edition of his “Love Sessions”. It’s a week-long series of concerts that feature an array of stellar New Orleans musicians to benefit various local charities.
One of the 2012 concerts featured Dee Dee Bridgewater as a special guest. As bad luck would have it, the concert was scheduled for what turned out to be just before the arrival of Hurricane Isaac. For the few that were able to get out, they abandoned the cover charge and just took donations at the door. It was one of those rare, intimate concerts shared by a lucky few. As good as the main event was, the opening set by Sasha Masakowski would alone have been worth braving the Isaac threat.
I’m not wishing for another hurricane but, if you go this year, maybe you’ll tap into some of that magic.