Sugar and Junior On The Road
Democratic Convention 2008

Photos By Robert Jr Whitall

Day One

Sugar and Junior outside their chariot-the Gibson Tour Bus -inside the Democratic Convention Hall, Denver, CO, Sunday August 24th,2008 (Photo: Don Crawford)

Marva Wright gave the delegates a "whipping" as Tab Benoit and Jumpin Johnnie Sansone look on, pre-convention delegate party, Denver, 2008 (Photo: Robert Jr Whitall)

Sugar and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux "had" to try the Obama brew (Photo: Robert Jr Whitall)

At The Denver Fillmore, The 2 Queens of Louisiana, Irma Thomas and Marcia Ball having a fine time at another pre-convention party, August 24th, 2008 (Photo: Robert Jr Whitall)

Louisiana's LT. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sedalis and the most dapper man in or out of New Orleans-Mr Allen Toussaint smoozeing at The Denver Fillmore's party for Louisiana, Sunday August 24th, 2008, (Photo: Robert Jr Whitall)

Day Two

The Voice Of The Wetlands, about to split in two, one for Evergreen, one for Aspen, in front of Tab's bus

Sugar is having second thoughts about staying behind, she wants to go to Aspen with the fellows

Sugar&Junior spent the day exploring RedRocks Park in Gunnison, Colorado, The site of tomorrows Willie Nelson show, Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Tuesday night we drove through the canyon up to Evergreen, a famous nightclub with plenty of history, to hear Tab play with Louisiana Laroux wsg George Porter and Johnny Vidacovich

Day Three

WillieNelson's driver, "Gates" with Louisiana Laroux's Leon, catching up at Red Rocks

The New Orleans' Times Picayune's music critic, Keith Spera and
Jumpin Johnnie Sansone waiting on Willie Nelson

Willie & Band arrive on stage at Red Rocks

Willie with special guest-multi-instrumentalist-David Amram


Sugar catches up with David Amram beside Willie's bus

Onboard Willie's bus with Leon Medici, Willie, Tab Benoit and Bill Judy,telling tales

Photos by Shirley Mae Owens


Trombone Shorty and Big Sam getting ready for the delegates party-Sunday August 24, 2008

Irma Thomas, Anders Osbourne, Marcia Ball having fun with New Orleans music and
the politicians

Red, Jumpin Johnnie, Kirk Joseph, Cyril Neville at the PreConvention party

Party moves to the Denver Fillmore

Sugar Mae caught up with Friend Of New Orleans-Harry Shearer

Cathy and Zigaboo Modeliste happy together in Denver,August 2008

Alabama girl Marcia Ball and the governor (Alabama Lt Governor Jim Folsom Jr


Red Rocks entrance, Morrison,CO

RED Rocks-backstage

Eagle at Red Rocks

The Red Rocks tunnel

Happy Hour at The Morrison Inn, Morrison ,CO


Tab Benoit group relaxing at Willie Nelson's old rocky mountain
home now the home of Bill & Mary Judy

Tab trying out a new Gibson Robot

Tab Benoit and Leon Medici tasting some Colorado wine-"Grand River"

Tab & our hosts-Bill & Mary Judy

Tab,drummer Dave, Gates & Leon by Willie Nelson's bus

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