Mary Tutwiler

Jam-Balaya at the DNC

by Mary Tutwiler

If Louisiana’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention looked a little weary on Monday, it’s because they blew it out Sunday night. At the opening shindig at the Filmore Auditorium in Denver, a dozen of New Orleans’ funkiest jammed together, reuniting three of the original Meters in a set that likely would have packed Tipitina’s right out onto the sidewalk. The concert was designed as a fund raiser by Friends of New Orleans to help raise consciousness and make Hurricane Katrina recovery a national issue during the presidental race this fall. Read reviews by the Denver Post's Jason Blevins and Times Picayune music writer Keith Spera.