Spencer Bohren arrived in New Orleans in the 1970s, drawn by the city’s rich mix of indigenous musical forms of jazz, blues and gospel. The ace lap-steel guitarist plays an array of stringed instruments and is known for narrative songwriting with bayou-outlaw appeal. Bohren’s son Andre followed his Loyola University education with what is now a decade-plus run as percussionist for local boogie beasts Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes. In recent years, Andre and Spencer built this compelling collaboration in partnership with fellow Dirty Note Dave Pomerleau and guitarist Alex McMurray — whose fellow stellar songwriters in The Write Brothers, Jim McCormick and Paul Sanchez, will join the Bohrens in the Blues Tent for a few songs.
11:25 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Blues Tent
— Gambit