Lake Fred

Lake Fred is an actual lake located in the flat pinelands of southern New Jersey. It is also one of my knicknames acquired while I was at college. There is (or was) a Lake Fred Folk Festival in the springtime.

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Radiators - New Orleans Jazz Fest 2006

The day before the hibiscus show, we attended the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Shown here are two photos of my favorite band, the New Orleans Radiators. Playing the green guitar is my favorite guitar player, Camile Baudoin, pronounced "BO-dwahn" - yes! It's Cajun French!
Wearing the black "Saturn Bar" shirt is one of the voices of the Radiators, guitarist Dave Malone, who is no slouch in the guitar playing department, either! The Radiators sound is the New Orleans beat distinctively identified by Ed Volker's distinctive keyboard sound, often playing a percussion role. The Radiators feature soaring guitar solos by Camile and Dave. They call their playing "Fish Head Music".

They have an extended playlist and no two shows are the same. If they play three or four concerts in a row in the same town, each show will not repeat a song from earlier shows. A three set show will normally contain more than three hours of music. They are a human jukebox band that are now considered a "jam" band and are popular nationwide. They sound a bit like Little Feat. Most of their songs are written by Ed Volker. Cover songs they play are often songs that mention New Orleans or the River. My favorite Radiators CDs are their first two, Work Done On Premises (recorded live at Tipitina's - I was there for the whole recording), and Heat Generation.


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