This last Sunday night of February presented New Orleans with a downpour. In spite of this, the Kerry Irish Pub on Decatur invited passers-by with warmth and music. The music and energy came from Beth Patterson, an award-winning artist who plays a bouzouki.
Regulars sat at the bar as a newcomer rushed in from the rain. The proprietor had towel in hand, ready to help him dry his hair. One reason to spend time at the Kerry is the cozy feel of an Irish Pub. Another reason is the entertainment. Beth Patterson offers more than song and string. She has a sharp wit and a collection of stories, some of which can be raunchy.
Her sound can be described as eclectic world fusion with her own take on progressive rock. Traditional Celtic music is in her repertoire along with some humorous spoofs of rock songs.
Beth Patterson has released her new CD, "Hippocampus." Her other CDs are found on her website and include: "On Better Paths," "Caelic" with Patrick O'Flaherty, and her alter ego's CD, "2 Deep" by Bad Beth & Beyond.
Receive updates of who will be playing at the Kerry from their website or 'like' them on Facebook. Other performers at the Kerry are: Rites of Passage, Chip Wilson, Patrick Cooper and others.
As Saint Patrick's Day approaches, the Kerry Irish Pub is gearing up for another year of green-related festivities. Mark your calendars for March 17 to be at the Kerry Irish Pub.