benefit for Johnny Vidacovich
Keith Spera writes a heartfelt column in today’s Times Picayune Lagniappe section on Johnny Vidacovich. For anyone who has frequented the music club circuit around New Orleans, Johnny Vidacovich is an icon among New Orleans musicians. He started out playing drums at the strip clubs in the Quarter and now plays everywhere and with anyone, his usual gig with Astral Project, as well as his weekly collaboration with George Porter, Jr. and a third guest at the Maple Leaf. This drummer is a big part of the soul of New Orleans music.
Those desiring to pitch in can do so at Stanton Moore’s donation website located here through chipin.com – there will also be a benefit concert at Tipitina’s for Vidacovich on Wednesday January 16, 2008, $20 admission.