I kind of wanna, wanna drown…

I just donated to the Kickstarter project for the editing of Lily Keber’s documentary on the life of James Booker, Bayou Maharajah:

(I am hosting the website for the film at my longstanding jamesbooker.com domain and also donated to support the shooting of the initial footage)

It was at a Jazzfest in New Orleans long ago with B that I first heard of Booker by watching Dr. John and Allen Toussaint trading yarns about the man while sitting back to back at dueling grand pianos so they could demonstrate many of his techniques. From that point on I was hooked, even before I heard the legendary, ultra-brief collaboration with the Jerry Garcia Band.