In a career that spans more than fifty years, Deacon John Moore has endured as one of New Orleans' most talented and most adaptive performers. In the 1960s, Deacon, as a guitarist, began to play on recording sessions with Allen Toussaint, Dave Bartholomew, Harold Battiste, Wardell Quezergue and Eddie Bo. He became a fixture on all of the top records at Cosimo Matassa's studio in the late '50s and early '60s, playing on many classic hits—Ernie K-Doe's "Mother-in-Law," "Tain't It the Truth" and "A Certain Girl"; Benny Spellman's "Lipstick Traces" and "Fortune Teller"; Lee Dorsey's "Working in the Coal Mine," "Ride Your Pony" and "Holy Cow"; Aaron Neville's "Tell It Like It Is," "I'm Waiting at the Station" and "Wrong Number"; Chris Kenner's "Land of 1,000 Dances," "I Like It Like That" and "Something You Got"; Robert Parker's "Barefootin',"; Smokey Johnson's "It Ain't My Fault," Willie Tee's "Teasin' You" and Professor Longhair's "Big Chief," among others.
Located at the Old U.S. Mint's 3rd Floor Performance Space, the 150-person venue hosts some of the most intimate concerts in the City of New Orleans and with some of the best musicians around. For the 2018-2019 season, the Friends will host concerts featuring Rock, Folk, Blues and Zydeco. Tickets are always limited for these shows so don't miss out on these exciting concerts as these musicians are recorded for the Louisiana State Museum Archives. All concerts are at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for general admission.