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Who Dat American Idol Got that Funk? Taylor Hicks at Harrah’s New Orleans

by Louise Uznanski     ©2013 OnTapBlog All rights reserved

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Football fanatic and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks is in The Big Easy this weekend with just enough time, and more than enough energy, to rock a few tunes before Sunday’s showdown between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers.

At Friday night’s show, the set list was imported directly from his current headlining gig at Paris Las Vegas and included songs from 2009 album The Distance, as well as cover songs performed during his American Idol run. Hicks was joined on stage by special guest Leo Nocentelli (The Meters) who brought his funky, fast-fingered guitar play to bear on two songs, “Why Can’t We Live Together” and the classic “Ain’t No Use.”

Taylor and band return to Harrah’s New Orleans tonight for the last of a three show limited engagement. Care to get down and get funky on Saturday night? You might still find a ticket here.

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8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Julia Merchant #

    On our way in LA to see Taylor this moment

    December 7, 2013
  2. jonibug #

    Oooohh! I forgot you were going….Love the photos! Looks like the dreaded red lights were in short supply! Beautiful background!

    December 7, 2013
    • Two great shows so far and one to go. Lights are nice. Love the starry background. Last night was over the top!

      December 7, 2013
  3. Vicki Minger #

    louise any new adds or songs we haven’t heard in a long time? ty for putting me on the mailing list…I love those jeans the boy is wearing.
    Sounds like a dream trip to NOLA

    December 7, 2013
    • ontapblog #

      Thanks Vicki. Taylor sang Ain’t No Use which was new. It was fantastic.

      December 8, 2013
  4. Louise, I know you are enjoying your 3 shows…we just got back from our 3 show in Vegas. Sounds like Taylor is putting on some fantastic shows for you all. Thank you for the update. Looking forward to a FULL recap!!!

    December 7, 2013
  5. ontapblog #

    Taylor saved the best for last. What a show! Glad you got to see Taylor again in Vegas! The theater at Harrah’s is gorgeous. Wish he had this in Vegas.

    December 8, 2013

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