Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Happy Birthday Charlie Gabriel!

Happy 91st Birthday to Charlie Gabriel of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Having first heard him play with PHJB decades ago it is great to have reviewed his first solo album 89 for Glide a few years back

Gabriel and company started the celebrations early and this weekend RtBE had the chance to catch the legendary musician himself with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Kermit Ruffins Mother-in-Law Lounge. 

This was a special show that will live long in RtBE's memory as the tiny club hosted world class musicians in a joyous setting. Seeing Gabriel amongst close friends and family, while expertly playing and (singing "Confessin'"), was amazing.  

Happy Birthday Charlie, thanks for giving us the opportunity to spend some time celebrating with you and your close friends and family.     

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