Episode 44: The Johnny Vidacovich Conversation
Johnny Vidacovich is a legend in New Orleans. Name any artist down there and he’s probably worked with them. He’s an Educator , a Poet , a philosopher and probably the only drummer we can think of that breathes like a horn player when playing through the melody. This year during some time down in New Orleans for a gig Charlie got to sit down with his old friend Johnny and talked about such a wide variety of things that we’d be actually hard pressed to explain it in any sort of sensical way. Johnny spent time playing on Riverboats so that’s one thing that you’ll take away from this episode. Also…….not many 16 year olds have played in strip clubs under the guise of staying late at school to take extra Algebra tutoring . That’s how Johnny rolled as a kid. Here’s a list of artists Johnny has played with just for some background Johnny Adams,Professor Longhair,Alvin “Red” Tyler, Mose Allison, Bobby McFerrin and our dear dear friend Charlie Hunter. Welcome to the CTWP Family Johnny.