On 02. May 2015 Jerry Lee Lewis played at the Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans.
His sister Linda Gail and niece Annie Marie Lewis opened his show, all got backed by Killers band The Memphis Beats (Kenny Lovelace - guitar, Buck Hutcheson - guitar, Robert Hall - drums & Ray Gann - bass). All of them did a great job and the audience (a crowd of 180.000) got wild from the first moment on!
Below some details, info, links, pics, videos etc. of the show.
Setlist Linda Gail Lewis:
Shake Rattle And Roll
Good Golly Miss Molly
Rip It Up
Setlist Jerry Lee Lewis:
Down The Line
You Win Again
Before The Night Is Over
Don´t Put No Headstone On My Grave
Roll Over Beethoven
Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On
Great Balls Of Fire
You Win Again, Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On & Great Balls Of Fire got aired by AXS-TV.
One of the first show reports by Best Of New Orleans online:
´Jerry Lee Lewis, a few months shy of 80 years old, strolled onto the Acura Stage wearing a white jacket, tie and loafers with a maroon shirt and gold-tipped cane, which he waved to the crowd to say hello. *We got a flock of people here!*…..
´….Lewis removed a big ring and shoved it into his pocket before ripping into his grand piano for *Move on Down the Line*,*Drinkin´Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee* and *Before The Night Is Over* (which he concluded by slamming his hand on the piano and exclaiming, ´Mercy!´). He suggested he´d rather have a solid gold monument than a headstone and wrapped a brief set with *C.C. Rider*,*Roll Over Beethoven*,*Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On* and *Great Balls of Fire* before exiting 15 minutes before the advertised closing time….´
´…Lewis, born in Feriday, Louisiana, seemed frail as he walked but was comfortable as ever wailing and rolling into the ivories, including his signature stacatto shredding into the high notes. Though his voice has withered, he still smiled, joked and tossed in his goofy stutters and lyrical nonsense while sending lightning bolts into his fast-fingered playing.´
For full article click: HERE
Sir Elton John said while meeting Jerry Lee Lewis backstage´that this was one of the highlights of his life´and later on stage he told the audience that it was one of his biggest honors to follow a hero of his and a living legend!
My thanks goes to Linda Gail Lewis, Judith Coghlan Lewis, Daniel James White, Carolyn Coghlan Gremillion, Tex Johan….and of course to the one and only Mr. Jerry Lee Lewis for givin’ once more such a wild & rockin’ performance to the audience & his fans! Thank y’all!