Lil Brian Terry
and the Zydeco Travelers
by Carol Michaud
The Blues Internet
Las Vegas Jazz n' Blues
Las Vegas Blues Site
Lil Brian & The Zydeco Travelers were invited to the Railhead in Boulder Station as part of their outstanding Thursday night blues series. It was a nice change of pace, and they put on a good show.
They began with a couple of Cajun instrumentals before vocalist/accordian player Brian Terry covered Delbert's McClinton's "Givin' It Up For Your Love." A little "Jungle Boogie" was sampled during the next number, which brought out the dancers in the audience. They pretty much remained on the dancefloor while the band breezed through the rest of their set, which included "Rock Me Baby," "Sweet Sour Girl," and "Black Butterfly."
This band was alot of fun to watch (I always think it's fun to watch a washboard player) and they looked like they were having a good time. Besides Lil Brian, the rest of the players are John "JC" Cometta guitar, John "J-Mo" bass, Young Buck drums, and Anthony "Fats" Martin washboard. You gotta love the nicknames.
The first four songs of the second set were all zydeco, including "Everybody Wanna Go, Everybody Zydeco," and "Zydeco Jam (We Just Want To Jam)." Next, the band surprised us with a cover of the Stones' "Beast Of Burden" that contained a tease of Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry." Then it was right back to party time with "Hot Tamale Baby," and "Funky Nation". The dancers were exhausted.
Special thanks to the Railhead for giving us a little taste of New Orleans without having to leave Vegas.
Photography by R.J. Bianchino copyright ©2002-2003 Moondog Productions
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