It was awesome to catch Irma Thomas – the Soul Queen of New Orleans – playing in New Orleans.
She was fabulous – Ruler of my Heart (covered as Pain in My Heart by Otis Redding and the Rolling Stones) and Time is on my Side (Also covered by the Stones) were both in her performance. A great show.
After Dogfinger Steve had warmed us up it was time for the old festival favourites, The Alligators, to get us all up and bopping with their high-power Blues!! As a raw, dirty R&B Blues band they don’t come much better. Hot, sweaty and ROCKIN’.
Towards the end they were joined on stage by the saxophones of Ben Beatty and Simon Cunliffe-Lister for a raucous end to a great day.