Caren Green (https://open.spotify.com/artist/4GAHuAAm5mRsNqh3yhpV1b) opens the night with her blend of R&B and Soul. Caren is accompanied by three backup singers who bring the harmony while Caren’s vocals are spotlighted. She sings “Shotgun Love”, as in the popular style of houses here in New Orleans. During the break, the host is talking on the microphone. Nobody is paying attention until she starts a spoken word song. Just playing music during the stage changeover would have been better.
Elliot Luv closes out the night. Tonight’s show is his EP release party for New EraLeans (https://open.spotify.com/album/24o0S89wFxfwcM7IlX0geu). The songs feature funky baselines, layered smooth keys, slick guitar, solid drumming and soulful vocals. Gasa Gasa with its sculptures and art on the walls and ceiling, make for a very unique look that fits well with his music. In one of his songs, this talented performer repeatedly sings, “All I think about is you.” The theme of love is featured throughout this excellent set of R&B, Soul, and Jazz.