There’s been no joy in my football season … not yet, anyway.  But, it’s still a fun time of year and I hope we’ll tailgate at LSU once and maybe go to the Dome for a Saints game.  I’m also wishing for at least a taste of an Oktoberfest, at some point.  Not a lot of local choices, except for the one in Kenner at Rivertown, put on by New Orleans’ Deutches Haus.  If we can’t attend, I’m cooking Jagerschnitzel and having some Marzen here at home!  Prost!!

Cooler weather is here and I’m looking forward to the patio at Bin 77 on Wednesdays.  It’s been a great summer there, and I’m sure it’s going to be really busy in the fall.  I’m also outside at Monjuni’s Italian Restaurant on a couple of Fridays.  Brunch continues to excel at Beausoleil Restaurant – nothing but fun and great folks.  The live music going on there on Fridays has also been very well received.  Another outside show for me will be at Satterfield’s Landing on Oct. 17 – part of Harvest Festival weekend.  I’ll have a 5pm show on the dock. 

There’s still time to join and contribute to’s annual fundraiser/skeet shoot tournament on Oct. 10.  That’s out at Riverside Sporting Clays, 52400 Hwy. 16, Denham Springs, LA and I’ll be providing some tunes and hanging out with my friends.  There’s a huge auction, tons of food, and plenty of ways to enjoy a great time while contributing to prostate cancer research.  Check it out at

Here are some happenings:

Still not gonna make it this year – Austin City Limits Music Festival -

Germanfest in Robert’s Cove -

Gretna Heritage Festival -

Festival Acadiens -

Gumbo Festival in Bridge City -

Louisiana Seafood Festival -

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival -

Andouille Festival in LaPlace -

Black Pot Festival in Lafayette (James Hunter is not to be missed) -

Voodoo Music Experience -

There is so much more, but that’s a start for you.  October is an amazingly fun time for events in Louisiana!  I’ll be out an about, playing tunes, having Oktoberfest beers wherever I can find them, visiting some old friends….maybe a little time on the road, maybe some sports and festivals, and certainly enjoying this little window of wonderful weather we get all too briefly here. 

Happy Anniversary to my beautiful wife, Selena!  I love you so much and I’m blessed and lucky to be with you, every day.  We’re going places and having fun, so suck it up, Sunshine!  It’s why we work hard…. so we can play hard!  Here we go, baby – 4 down and who knows how far we’ll go……. 

Cheers, friends!