Festival International de Louisiane is a springtime music festival in Downtown Lafayette, La. bringing talented artists from all over the world to a five-day free festival.
Victor Wooten assembled a squad of some of his favorite musicians and brought his new line-up to an eager St. Louis crowd, bristling with excitement over a night that featured new music with a dash of past favorites.
Within the last year, two St. Louis natives, Devon Allman and Mike Zito, have joined forces. Along with veteran drummer Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers) and bassist Charlie Wooten, they formed the Royal Southern Brotherhood.
Entering the Firebird for an early show, I found the place mostly empty except for the four bands playing that evening, but that didn't stop them from each letting loose stellar sets of post-punk rock.