Mark here. Although I usually let my guitar do my talking, I wanted to tell you about a song I wrote that Delta Moon has just recorded and released. It’s called “Christmas Time in New Orleans”.
The song was inspired by a trip I took with my wife many years ago to New Orleans. It was really cold and actually snowed on Christmas Eve. We house-sat all weekend In The French Quarter for a woman who ran the Congo Square Stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. I remember sitting around a wood burning stove trying to stay warm, listening to WWOZ on the radio and looking up at all these photos of famous musicians on the walls. We went to parties and shows with friends all weekend wearing Mardi Gras masks. It was snowing and all the oaks in City Park twinkled with thousands of Christmas lights. Christmas time in New Orleans.
It’s our first recording with Adam Goodhue on drums, a man who knows a thang or two about New Orleans drumming!
An early holiday gift. I hope you like it.
Artwork by Susan Archie.
“Christmas Time in New Orleans” recording session photo by Adam Goodhue.
Delta Moon is embarking on a whirlwind tour of Germany. With the shows listed below and private events, we’re working almost every night and will be home by Halloween.
Friday, October 20 – Earth Music, Wetter, Germany.
Saturday, October 21 – Tillmans, Chemnitz, Germany.
Sunday, October 22 – Kulturwelten, Helmbrechts, Germany.
Tuesday, October 24 – Die Eule, Bad Kissingen, Germany.
Wednesday, October 25 – Topos, Leverkusen, Germany.
Thursday, October 26 – All-die Kunsthaus, Velbert, Germany.
Friday, October 27 – Hamburg Blues Nights, Hamburg, Germany.
Photo by Fran Cea Photography
Delta Moon had a great trip to Canada. Our thanks to everyone who helped to make it such a success.
Here’s a blog journal of our northern adventures.
Look out, Canada. Here we come!
Delta Moon has made it home safely from our summer tour of Europe. Thanks, everyone, for a great time.
You can read Tom’s journal of the trip here.