Barbara Diab & The Smoked Meat Band performed at the 40th Edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal with special guest Tony TC Coleman – longtime drummer of the legendary BB King.
The band features Pierre Lamontagne on bass, Alain Bertrand on guitar, JF Girard on keyboards and Bernard “Bingo” Deslauriers on drums along with Tony TC Coleman. Coleman has had an illustrious career touring the world with B.B. King, Otis Clay, Bobby Blue Bland, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Albert Collins, Etta James, James Cotton, Katie Webster, Z.Z. Hill, O.V. Wright and Buddy Guy.
Barbara Diab & The Smoked Meat Band
2019 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
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On my first trip to Clarksdale, Mississippi, I met an extraordinary man who is passionate about the Blues, Theo Dasbach, owner of the Rock & Blues Museum. I had so much fun jamming with him in front of his museum. At closing time, he took out his personal collection of 78’s and we listened to them late into the night. The next day, he took me to meet T-Model Ford in Greenville, MS. It was there that I had the honor of singing for Mr. Ford at his 93rd birthday party. I got my taste of Southern Hospitality: a huge yard party with catfish, corn and ribs. T-Model Ford’s wife, Stella, welcomed us with many shots of vodka!Barbara Diab