Dax Riggs: Bred on the Bayou

Ticketholders who trudged through the semi-sloppy terrain in NewOrleans’ City Park early yesterday afternoon were greeted by someequally swampy tunes from Dax Riggs, the slight, Louisiana-bredtroubadour whose thick baritone boomed from the Playstation Stage likeJohn Fogerty after a weeklong bourbon bender. After soaking up Dax’sset in the midday sun, we caught up with him backstage to talk aboutthe importance of the Voodoo Music Experience’s continued appearance inNew Orleans and the mystical nature of voodoo itself. INTERVIEW BY PETER GASTON / VIDEO BY JESSE BLANCO / EDITED BY JED GARFUNKEL

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