Video: Yes Ma’am- Weight of the World

Here’s a video of the band I was talking about in my earlier post tonight. I saw them playing in the street as I was window shopping on Royal Street in the French Quarter (New Orleans).

It was a gorgeous Fall day and their playing was just perfect. It put me in a good mood for the rest of the day. They had a bunch of people of all ages/types, dogs, kids on bikes, etc all watching, listening, dancing. It was a great experience.

I bought a CD from them before I wandered off. I really like it. They deserve more notice. The commercial stations don’t play stuff like this, but if you try you can find interesting new music like this on the radio or the internet.

In Houston, I listen to KPFT, 90.1 FM . Its listener- sponsored, no commercials. They have EVERYTHING on there. I like how they have such a huge variety. Everything from Irish music to Latino to Heavy Metal to Zydeco. You really need to go online and check out the schedule. 😉

I’m not sure what to categorize this band as. Folk? Americana? String Band? Bluegrass? Traditional? Alt Country? Blues? They could be called any of that, but the do it all well!

Check out the video.

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7 thoughts on “Video: Yes Ma’am- Weight of the World

      • Yeah, we get a fair bit on the radio here. When I was in Amsterdam a few years ago, there was a zydeco band playing in the streets. They city reminded me of NOLA somehow anyway, and then once the band started playing it was like I was home. One of the best moments of my life.

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      • Cool! I love Amsterdam too! I never heard zydeco there but I love the relaxed attitude of the people there. It does remind me a lot of New Orleans now that you mention it. I always have a good time there too.

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      • I’ve only been once, but it is one of my favorite cities that I’ve visited. I’d been abroad for over a month and was a little homesick when I got there, and it felt both like home and some grand new adventure. One day I’d like to go back.

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      • I used to stop over there on the way home from work. It was always a nice place to hang out. I’d like to go back too. Maybe I’ll get lucky and find a good job again (overseas). I’ve been trying since 2007 and still no luck on that. 😦

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