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The New Orleans Suite

Joan of Arc, obviously a Saints fan then, being a Saint, and from Orleans and stuff...

The influence of New Orleans on me during our American trip earlier this year was so great that there are no fewer than three songs that deal with different aspects of that fabulous city that will appear on my Blue Odyssey album. I’m considering linking them somehow to form a “New Orleans Suite”, perhaps with ‘vox pops’ from New Orleans residents. The three songs are widely differing in style, Who Dat is funky, Ol’ New Orleans is very zydeco, and XXX is , well, a heavy rock blues with an acoustic beginning and an off-the-wall solo section. But the common thread is the city, whether it be the triumph of The Saints at the Superbowl, the pleasure of the Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, the French Quarter  and the musical heritage therein, or the otherworldly Voodoo influences of Marie Laveau.It is the song dealing with the latter to which I’ve currently turned my attention.

One thing is for sure. It is impossible to visit such a city and not come away with a host of wonderful ideas and influences. Manna from heaven for a songwriter!

Kev Moore

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July 21, 2010 - Posted by | Blue Odyssey CD, blues, Home Studio, Jazz Rock, Music, Recording, Rock, Writing | , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I can totally understand the feeling! I’m still cranking out drawings from my travels as well. 🙂 It’s amazing how travel and new places can plant hosts of ideas in your head!

    Comment by asrai7 | July 22, 2010

  2. Yep, it certainly is. In this case, I’m getting something of a backlog. The project for the album is so huge, that any ideas I’ve had since the trip to the U.S. (and they are legion) just have to be shuttered away in some cobweb-infested corner of my brain for later use! 🙂

    Comment by kevmoore | July 23, 2010


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