PJ Morton, Billy Strings, Allman Betts Band and more post-Thanksgivng music in New Orleans | Keith spera

The weekend after Thanksgiving until the first night of December, there is live music from both touring artists and New Orleans favorites.

FRIDAY November 26

After coming of age at Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church and St. Augustine High School, PJ Morton has forged a dual career: as a keyboardist in the arena headlining pop group Maroon 5 and as a soul / R & B / gospel singer / songwriter. Morton recently premiered a new single, “Please Don’t Walk Away,” at the Tamron Hall Show; participated in the Kennedy Center 50th anniversary celebration; and seated with pre-jazz artist Robert Glasper at Blue Note in New York. On Friday, Morton was on the front page of a hometown show at the Fillmore in New Orleans. General admission tickets start at $ 35.

The quintet based in Asheville, North Carolina Papadosio draws on elements of rock, jazz and, above all, electronic music to create a synthesis of styles all its own. On Friday, Papadosio connects for the first of two consecutive nights at Tipitina with Cloudchord opening. Tickets are $ 22, with two-night passes available.

The Suburb Brewery is launching its Deadhead Tribute Weekend, three days of local musicians playing the music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia on the brewery’s expansive grassy grounds just off Interstate 10 on the east side of the Industrial Canal. The Grateful Dead tribute group on Friday Scarlet magnolia connects from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. entry is free, as is a children’s bounce house. Beer and food are available for purchase.

Jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Victor Goines.

native of New Orleans Victor Goines masters a wide range of woodwinds, as evidenced by his long career with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet. In addition to collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, Lenny Kravitz, Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Dizzy Gillespie and many more, Goines has their own discography. He will conduct his quartet for two sets at the Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro on Frenchmen Street at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets cost $ 35.

Phil DeGruy faces the New Orleans Guitar Masters at Chickie Wah Wah at 8 p.m. Admission is $ 10.

Cover strip Great in the 90s brings the 1990s to life with everything from Gin Blossoms to Ginuwine at the Broadside, the open-air venue on North Broad Street, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $ 15.


The NOLA Brewing Co. warehouse on Tchoupitoulas Street hosts an acoustic performance by a trio of guitarists Anders Osborne and Jean Fohl and harmonica player Johnny sansone, from 6.30 p.m.

Contemporary R&B singer-songwriter Chrisette Michèle holds court at the House of Blues. Tickets start at $ 35; Justin garner is also showing.

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Chrisette Michele performs at the McDonald’s 365Black Awards at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Friday, July 1, 2016. (Photo by Peter G. Forest)

Guitarist Bill Kirchen, the “Telecaster titan”, returns to Chickie Wah Wah. Admission is $ 20.

Galactic drummer Stanton moore fuels his modern jazz trio at Snug Harbor at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets cost $ 30.

Nathan & the Cha-chas Zydeco bring zydeco to Frenchmen Street with a 10pm show at dba; tickets cost $ 15.

The Deadhead Tribute weekend continues at the Faubourg Brewery with a full day of free live music in the brewery’s expansive grassy courtyard. Blake Fast by The Quickening and pedal steel guitarist Dave easley first get up at 12:30 p.m. They are followed by Dylan and the Living Dead with guitarist / singer Aaron Wilkinson, the Honey Island Swamp Band; guitarist Jake Eckert, suspects from New Orleans; and bassist Myles’ weeks at 2:30 p.m. End of the day Dead Reckoning featuring guitarist Dad Mali and bassist Sam price at 4.30 p.m.

Papadosio is back for her second night at Tipitina’s.

Mikey B3 presides over an afternoon “Shake Off Dat Turkey” show at the Broadside from 2 pm to 4 pm; tickets cost $ 10. On Saturdays, the Broadside presents a free “Brazil Party” with Amigos Do Samba from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

SUNDAY Nov. 28

A day-long block party outside the Vaughan Lounge celebrates the club’s 40th anniversary and raises funds for homeowners Cindy Wood and “Big” Chris Songy, whose home near Bywater was damaged by fire. From 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in front of the club at 4229 rue Dauphine, listen Lulu and the Broadsides, the Treme Brass Band, Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet, the New Orleans Nightcrawlers and James Andrews and the Allstars. They will be joined by DJ Keith Hill and animator Chuck perkins.

From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Broadside hosts the Louisiana Sunshine Festival with the The lost hikers of the bayou with special guests on 79rs Gang and Red Lady, more Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet, Julie odell, Amigos Do Samba and more. Free entry.

The New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra brings the month-long “Nickel-A-Dance” traditional jazz series to a close with a free show for all ages at 4 pm at the Maison on Frenchmen Street.

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The New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra offers live music at ‘Follies of 1915.’

The Palmetto insect hunters play a free show at 4 p.m. at dba They are followed by the Brass Band Treme at 9 p.m., for $ 10.

Pianist Tom mcdermott and singer, clarinetist and saxophonist Aurora Nealand team up at Snug Harbor for shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets cost $ 25.

Americana local singer-songwriter Lynn drury plays a free show from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the NOLA brasserie on rue Tchoupitoulas.

The Grateful Dead-themed weekend at the Brasserie du Faubourg ends with Tiffany Pollack et Cie. at 12:30 p.m., Portwood & Co. with Andrew Portwood at 2:30 p.m. and tribute group to Grateful Dead Cardboard cowboy at 4.30 p.m. Admission is free.


Honduran jazz pianist Oscar Rossignoli, now based in New Orleans, leads a trio at the Chickie Wah Wah at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $ 15.

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Contemporary bluegrass musician Billy Strings.


Contemporary bluegrass guitar assistant Billy Cordes kicks off the first of two back-to-back sold-out shows at the Civic Theater. There is no opening act.

keyboardist Joe krown holds court at Chickie Wah Wah at 7 p.m. admission is $ 10.

WEDNESDAY December 1

The The rebirth of the Allman family was originally a celebration of the late Gregg Allman hosted by his guitarist son, Devon allman. It has since evolved into a visit anchored by the Allman Betts Band, Devon’s collaboration with Dickey Betts’ son Duane Betts and Berry Oakley’s son Berry duane oakley. At each show, the Allman Betts Band perform and collaborate with an array of special guests as well. Wednesday at the Saenger Theater, planned guests include a native of northern Louisiana Kenny Wayne Berger, Locals Samantha Fish, Ivan Neville and George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Eric Gales, Luther and Cody Dickinson, Donavon Frankenreiter, Lilly Hiatt, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jimmy Hall, Lamar Williams Jr., Art Edmaiston and River kittens. Tickets start at $ 49 plus fees.


The Allman Betts group.

The Broadside hosts “An Albert Ayler Xmas”, a blend of the work of the pre-jazz saxophonist and composer with Christmas classics, chaired by the saxophonist and improviser Mars williams. Williams, a member of the Psychedelic Furs who has also collaborated with many pre-jazz artists, presents a dozen of these “Albert Ayler Xmas” shows every year around the world. At Broadside, he will be in the woods, with Helene Gillet on the cello, Aaron González on bass, Stefan González to the battery and vibrations, Jonathan horne on guitar and Gaika James with a trombone. Show time is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $ 15.

Bluegrass guitarist Billy Cordes is back at the Civic for its second sold-out night.

Shaky’s Tombs Tipitina’s title, on a bill with Sun June. Tickets cost $ 28.

The Pewter men play dba for free at 6 p.m., followed by the singer Brother Tyrone in front of the Roadmasters at 9 p.m., for $ 10.

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