Friday, September 4, 2015

Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers at The Blockley

C'mon, take me to the Mardi Gras.

Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers at The Blockley

Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers will perform at the Blockley in University City Wednesday evening.
Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers will perform at the Blockley in University City Wednesday evening.

Today in New Orleans, David Simon, Wendell Pierce and crew are filming the last episode of the fourth and final season of Treme, the HBO show that's does such a great job of showcasing the music and culture of the Crescent City and which you will miss when it's gone.

Tonight in West Philadelphia, Kermit Ruffins, the post-Satchmo trumpeter, ambassador for New Orleans music and frequent Treme guest star, plays at The Blockley in University City with his band the BBQ Swingers. The Main Squeeze and New Sound Brass Band open.

Mardi Gras is coming up next week, and this is as close as you're going to get to a second line Social and Pleasure Club parade this far from the 504. Show details are here. Below, check out Ruffins & the Swinger Jam in the Van performance of "Drop Me Off In New Orleans."

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