Reunions Mark the Ponderosa Stomp
The 8th annual Ponderosa Stomp took place over two days at New Orleans House of Blues during JazzFest. The all-star event featured a number of notable performances, including the first full-set reunion of early psychedelic-rockers Flamin’ Groovies Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan since 1971. In addition, session guitarists Dennis Coffey (Motown) and Skip Pitts (STAX) performed together for the time, while
Rockabilly architects Dale Hawkins and James Burton shared the stage for the first time in 50 years. A special The New Orleans Revue also celebrated the life of Eddie Bo with the help of Jean Knight, Al ‘Carnival Time’ Johnson, Tony Owens, Rockie Charles, Little Freddie King, Guitar Lightnin Lee, Skip Easterling, Earl Stanley, Joe Clay, Ernie Vincent, Jay Chevalier, and David Batiste.