Stridin’ Down Bourbon

Stridin’ Down Bourbon: A Tribute to James Booker

James Carroll Booker III was a huge influence on my piano playing—his ability to mix Classical, Jazz, Blues, and other approaches set him apart amongst New Orleans pianists. He was plagued by his share of demons and his output suffered as a result, but when Hurricane Katrina devastated the Bayou in August 2005, I knew this was my chance to give back. So I donated all proceeds from the sale of this album to the New Orleans Free Clinic.