Another night, another great musical discovery.

I have to say, the music never stops in this city on the river. After a luscious meal at Arnaud’s, I head on over to Mimi’s in the Marigny, a bar and music club that’s so effortlessly cool, I felt all the cool seep into me the second I put my foot inside the doorway. Like so many great New Orleans clubs, Mimi’s is refreshingly concept-free: it’s a down-to-earth bar defined entirely by the chilled-out set of musicians and the many music-lovers gathered there on any given night, .

Upstairs, I caught Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue rocking away with her big country voice and big country band. After so much (great) jazz, it was a delight to catch something so different and fun. The band was having a blast on stage and the singer crooned something lovely and dance-worthy. After the first minute of listening I decided that Gal Holiday was probably my first big New Orleans musical crush. Seriously, this woman sings so deliciously, she needs her own wine pairing.

Here’s a quick clip of the lovely Gal Holiday as I heard her last night. Watch my more indulgent director’s cut of her Elvis Presley cover or simply check out her YouTube Channel.

Thanks for the music Gal and keep singing!

Comments

  1. Gordon
    Atlanta,GA
    October 28, 2011, 11:10 pm

    I traveled all the way from Atlanta, Ga to attend the Gal Holiday gig at Mimi’s. Gal has an incredible voice and infectious personality. They also performed earlier in the eve at the Ogden Museum. I got two shows in one night.

  2. Armak
    NOLA
    October 29, 2011, 4:15 am

    Mimi’s isn’t a club, it’s a bar. Clubs aren’t bars. Bars aren’t clubs. This information will help you on your travels, trust me. It’ll save you some broken noses.

  3. Vanessa Niemann Niemann
    New Orleans, LA and Los Angeles, CA
    October 31, 2011, 11:26 am

    Hey, Armak…he does actually call Mimi’s “a bar a d music club” in the sentence prior to the one you refer to. It’s the best of both worlds! And it was super nice to make your acquaintance, Andrew. Hope our paths cross again. Thanks for the stellar write-up and videos. You have no idea how terrible many of the live, fan shot vids are!!! (We still love our fans, though!) Damn smartphones.

  4. Joan Harvey
    Indianapolis, IN
    November 9, 2011, 12:54 pm

    New Orleans is my all time favorite city and it’s because of the people, the cultural mix, the history, the music, the food, the architecture etc etc. Gal Holiday is fantastic – and music is everywhere! My kind of town. I was there over Halloween and had so much fun! I cannot wait to go back…