Davis Rogan last night
Anyone who is a fan of Treme will recognize Rogan as “The Real Davis” of the critically acclaimed series that effectively captures the post-Katrina New Orleans music scene. Longtime Parrot patrons may recognize him from his Green Parrot gigs a dozen or so years back when he exploded onto the Parrot stage with his band All That, the infamous and first-of-its-kind funk/rap/New Orleans band.
All That’s Green Parrot gigs were legendary, with their free-wheeling style and masterful musicianship that left an indelible impression on the Parrot faithful and created a beachhead for other NOLA acts that followed, including The New Orleans Klezmer Allstars, Galactic and Papa Grows Funk
Left to right. Efrem Townes, Jimbo Walsh, Davis Rogan and Jeff Hebert.
They will appear Saturday night at 10:00 PM and again on Sunday at 5:30.
Yesterday Davis Rogan returned, bringing three seasoned New Orleans veterans with him.
They included Efrem Townes, ET, from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band on trumpet; Loyola University music professor Jimbo Walsh on bass, and on drums Jeff Hebert.
Their rousing set included covers that ranged from Huey Smith and the Clowns classic “Don’t You Just Know It”, to the Beatles “Oh Darling”, interspersed with Davis’ originals “The New Ninth Ward”, (recorded by Irma Thomas on Friday in New Orleans), “Damn You Sweet Bourbon”, and “My Everyday”, which he touchingly dedicated to our recently departed mutual friend Coco Robicheaux.
The Dirty Dozen’s Efrem Townes, peerless among New Orleans trumpet players, showed us how it’s done.
Efrem spread his second-line joy through the crowd
along with, of course, another New Orleans staple, the tip jar.