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August 21, 2018


Yvette Landry

Thanks so much for attending and for the kind words!

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka PT from Boston

Thank you for commenting on the blog story.

I came from Boston for the sole reason of seeing you, Roddie, and The Jukes on Saturday night. I learned about the show when visiting friends in Lafayette during my birthday week August 1. I grew up loving 'Sea of Love' and songs like that before I even knew they were Swamp Pop songs and before I was brave enough to ask a girl to dance a slow drag with me at the Boys Club Friday night dances. I've been visiting southwest Louisiana since 2010. Listening to KBON on that first trip opened up a world of music that resonated off every bone in my body.


After watching videos of 'I’m Leaving It Up To You' and 'Homesick Blues' I would have walked to Opelousas to witness you and The Jukes in a live performance.

I just read this story on your blog -

The last paragraph says “I’m proud of this record…” and that the music ‘is inside of me.”
That’s what I heard Saturday night, and that’s what I was trying to express in my story.

As exquisite as your singing is on the record, it can't convey the ‘inside of me’ feel that happens on nights like this in which you and every musician on stage is feeling it and pouring it out from their insides in a way that transcends notes and voices and instruments. I may or may not have gotten in right when I wrote it was a defining moment and that it came from such a deep place it may even have surprised you and that it may be a mark of how you measure your future performances. All I know is that I was juked up about it all the way back to Boston…and still am.
PT from Boston

Bernard Ussher

Love it!

Yvette Landry

Post away! This review is amazing. I’ve already shared it with the band!

Thanks for coming to the show. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience.

Karl Fontenot

Paul, did you realize the sound quality of the event? I did it with only 4 inputs. Two for vocals, one for saxophone and a line from the keyboard. Those inputs were blended with the amplifiers of the instruments. I had the band position everything to get the most even and smoothest sound i could and then put the vocals on top of that. I wanted it to sound like a good stereo and not a blasting p.a.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka PT from Boston

Karl, I just posted two videos from the show. They don't do justice to the voices or instruments. I was standing next to a big speaker that overwhelmed my iPhone. But...I can tell you that when I stood next to the first row of seats in front of the stage, the sound mix for every one of those talented musicians was clean and clear.
I gather that the Whirlybird was a challenge to set up. You figured out a way to maximize every note coming from that stage. I'll bet the musicians could tell the difference...we in the audience did for sure. Thank you telling me how you rigged it up to give us such a beautiful cloud of sound.

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