Wednesday, April 6, 2011

and the award for the coolest thing i've ever done in new orleans goes to...

a few weeks ago, marty and i had the pleasure of getting an invite to a tiny courtyard concert. it all started with an email from my friend cheryl, who is a huge fan of pearl and the beard. the band played sxsw in austin and they were supposed to stop in new orleans on their way back up north (they're originally from brooklyn). when suddenly new orleans disappeared from their website, cheryl emailed them to ask why?! apparently the venue had fallen through, so cheryl offered to find them a place to play. what she found, through her incredible network of friends, was the most beautiful, dreamy courtyard on tchopitoulas street. chef aron made red beans and rice, collard greens and rosemary cornbread (!!!), and the gals and guy of pearl and the beard shared their talent and music. neither marty nor i had ever heard of pearl and the beard, but as soon as i heard key words such as "intimate outdoor concert" and "our chef friend will cater" and "new york times-acclaimed band...," i was sold and so was mart. we were thrilled. it was, as the title of this post suggests, the coolest thing i've ever gotten to do in new orleans, if not my life (yes, i went there).
check out pearl and the beard on their website, facebook, youtube, and see their sleepover shows here, here and here.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the photos and the post. so nice to read about!

    wesley, family records