Who Dat American Idol Got that Funk? Taylor Hicks at Harrah’s New Orleans
by Louise Uznanski ©2013 OnTapBlog All rights reserved
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.