Guitarist (and Nappie Award winner) Ben Jernigan is known to fill his band with a plethora of local talent. His musical concoctions have made for some of the most memorable sets on the Gulf Coast.
When Jernigan drops in on the OGD crew this time, he is bring another notable cavalcade of musicians for a truly unforgettable show.
Harold Floyd will be bringing his bass to the mix. Floyd is best known for his work with legendary New Orleans bluesman Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. Chris Clifton will throw his guitar skills into the mix. Clifton’s resume boasts stints with Delbert McClinton and James Taylor.
Jabo Starks will be making a special appearance on drums. Starks spent a good portion of his career laying out beats for the Godfather of Soul James Brown.
This stellar line-up will be completed with Johnny Sansone. Hailing from New Orleans, Sansone’s powerful, grimy vocals are paired with a wailing harmonica. He delivers a powerful blues sermon every time he takes the stage. Sansone has been a familiar face on the New Orleans music scene for almost three decades. Over that time, his blues sound has slithered across the nation. “The Lord Is Waiting, and the Devil Is Too” allowed him to take home the Blues Music Award for “Song of the Year” in 2012. In recent news, he has been firing up the blues crowd with cuts from his latest album “Once It Gets Started.”
Band: The Ben Jernigan Band feat. Johnny Sansone and Jabo Starks
Date: Sat., Mar. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: $10 at the door