Treme music videos are now available on iTunes, $1.99 each, including a clip of the Pine Leaf Boys playing "Homage a Poullard" with actress and fiddler Lucia Micarelli, who plays Annie on the HBO show. The performance was shot at this year’s Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge, but never made it into airtime.
While the Crawfish Festival gig didn’t make the cut, there’s a moment in episode seven when Annie plays for the Pine Leaf Boys and blows the audition. Whereby Wilson Savoy asks Annie “do you have trouble in your heart?” One of the most lead footed lines in all of Treme. Anyone who knows anything about Cajun music knows the best musicians play like they have trouble in their hearts all the time.
Other music videos include: “Skokiaan” -- Kermit Ruffins and The Barbecue Swingers. “At The Foot of Canal Street” -- John Boutte, Glen David Andrews, Paul Sanchez and New Birth Brass Band. “Meanwhile” -- Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. “Drink a Little Poison (4 U Die)” -- John Mooney and The Soul Rebels Brass Band. “Time Is On My Side” -- Irma Thomas, Dave Bartholomew, Allen Toussaint & Friends. “Gold Watch & Chain” -- Steve Earle and Lucia Micarelli “The Greatest Love”-- Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.