Deitch Doubles with Dumpstaphunk
Fittingly, our final Mardi Gras story of the day takes us back to the Big Easy where Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk performed on multiple occasions throughout the weekend. On Thursday at Tipitina’s and Friday at the House of Blues, Adam Deitch subbed for drummer Raymond Weber who has a previously scheduled gig with Joe Sample and
Nils Landgren on French soil. Neville returned to Tipitina’s on his day off Saturday, joining Galactic for both versions of ‘Africa,’ rearranged for New Orleans and Curtis Mayfield’s ‘If There Is A Hell Below.’ Then, on Sunday, Weber and Deitch shared drum duties during Dumpstaphunk’s performance at New Orleans Howlin’ Wolf.
Galactic will perform again tonight at Tipitina’s with Neville likely to make a reprise appearance.