I'm excited to be a part of this celebration of the late James Carol Booker. Dec 17th was his birthday. He would have been 71. Keyboardist Tom Worrell is putting together a great night. It starts at the Maple Leaf Bar at 7pm with some of the finest current New Orleans piano players.
Tomorrow is Halloween. My first Halloween in New Orleans, I'm told to expect tricker treaters.
I'll be playing with Shannon McNally and Hot Sauce at the WWOZ stage. 11:15am. City Park, New Orleans, LA.
‘Why so late? well things rang late, I’ve spent the day gathering boxes from friends and the Coke Bottling Plant in Maspeth (sorry Pepsi Folks, you’ll get your turn). Why? Cause my girl and I are moving. Moving to New Orleans.
I’ve had many a fan (and musician) say they thought I was from New Orleans, and I figure that is the highest compliment I could get. But no, I’m not from there. I’ve visited a lot but I’ve never lived there more then a month at a time. I just fell in love with the music.
So I’ve finally succumbed to her gravity. I’m really thankful that my girl Rachael, who is doing quite well here, is joining me on this journey.
So yes, I’m excited. but also sad. As far as cool towns go, NYC is hard to beat. Luckily, we have JetBlue for future reunions.
I’m at Rodeo Bar tonight, thursday May 20. Joining me tonight is Jon Ellis, Dave Phelps, Louie Appel and Matt Lindsey
We move in mid June.
Tomorrow I'll be heading down to New Orleans for jazz fest. If any of you are around... look me up. I've got a nice show at the Hotel Monteleone on Friday April 30, and I'll be playing with Alex McMurray's band at Le Bon Temps Roulez on May 1.
It's always a pleasure when Alex McMurray comes up from New Orleans. Our relationship dates back to just after Katrina. We will be headlining Sullivan Jan 15, 2010 11:00pm - 2am. This will be our only New York City show together this time around.
We will perform songs from Alex's new Cd "How to be a Cannonball" (Threadhead Records). Alex will also join in with Bill and the band in a wailing Nola R&B set. 18 and over.
Alex McMurray - guitar/vocals
Bill Malchow - piano / organ / vocals
Scott Bourgeois - alto sax/tenor sax/clarinet
Skip Ward - bass
Louie Appel - drums
Now I have twitter. www.twitter.com/BillMalchow