The incomparable Otis Taylor headlining the Long Beach Bayou Festival June 21-22

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I went last year to the Long Beach Bayou Festival and had a blast – the music, the food, the dancing, the family vibe…  It’s a bit of Louisiana in Los Angeles. I had memories of my vacations in New Orleans as I was wolfing down my shrimp etoufee from Harold & Belle’s Creole Restaurant, who had a booth there last year.  For my blog post on last year’s festival, click here.

This year I’m especially pumped to see unique trance-blues artist Otis Taylor headline along with a large roster of Zydeco, Cajun, and other blues acts. The festival also features dance lessons and a crawfish eating contest.

In the meantime, check out the psychedelic blues styling of Mr. Otis Taylor and his band. In two of the videos, the beautiful and talented Anne Harris is on violin. Unfortunately she will not be at this year’s Bayou fest due to scheduling conflict, but check them out on the road!

 

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