Monday, July 1, 2013

Otis Taylor + Kellylee Evans @ Esplanade de La Défense, July 1st 2013 ( Noon)

Otis TaylorKellylee Evans @ Esplanade de La Défense, July 1st 2013 ( Noon)

Défense Jazz Festival , Free Festival @ La Défense , just outside Paris. Early start as the support band Kellylee Evans, a Canadian Female singer is playing at noon.
Cool 45 min set of Jazz/Soul Music 
  
Kellylee Evans + Otis Taylor & Violonist


After a short intermission  we have Blues guitar player Otis Taylor
The show is starting very slowly with a couple of very slow song that are sounding a bit like Tony Joe White, he has a very low tone voice. This is a relaxed affair with Otis telling his musicians when to play or stop, he's getting the people to stand up by playing harmonica in the middle of the audience.
Then things a getting more heavier, I'm surprised that he's not taking any lead on the guitar leaving it to his guitar player. 
Nice bluesy 70 min set.