THE POST-SIGNAL / Steve Bandy
Artisanals’ front man Johnny Delaware, on knees, and guitarist Clay Houle trade guitar licks during Friday’s Greetings From Levy Park season 6 finale.
They came early and stayed late.
Definitely the largest crowd this season and possibly the largest to date was on hand for the finale of the sixth season of Greetings From Levy Park Friday night.
Headlined by The Artisanals from Charleston, South Carolina, the music ran past the usual 8:30 p.m. “shut-down” and most of the hundreds that were on hand for the opening were still there.
“They were a little more ‘rock’ than I anticipated, but the crowd bought into it and it looked like everyone was having a good time,” Keeffer Kelbaugh, organizer, said at the end of the night.
The high-kicking, hair tossing antics of The Artisinals stood in stark contract to the blues-infused melodies of Mojo Black, a local classic rock band that opening the concert on Friday.
All of the band members of Mojo Black — Rick Hebert (vocals and guitar), Benny Amos (bass), Sammy Reggie III (vocals and harmonica), Gus delaHoussaye (keyboards) and Brandon Faulk (drums) — reside in the Crowley and Indian Bayou area.
Friday’s show was the final of the four-part spring season for GFLP and, on behalf of fellow organizers Kyle Gordon and Amy Thibodeaux, Kelbaugh offered thanks to the many Crowley and area supporters of the venture.
“We’re already looking forward to our next season and maybe a surprise or two along the way,” he said.