Check out this video my friend Trey Deark shot of the Hot 8 Brass Band circa 2002-03. If I remember correctly, the Hot 8 was playing at a party for someone in Mystical’s family. If you know the Hot 8, you know you’re going to dig these 6 minutes, 17 seconds. The rest of you, come join the party.


I saw the Hot 8 just yesterday at the Old Algiers Riverfest, still hot like fire …

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Derek Bridges

Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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