RIP, Uncle Lionel Batiste

A very late RIP to Uncle Batiste, a true New Orleanian.  No more watches strapped across the palm, no giant Batistian billboards on Times Square (advertising Treme), no more late night wanderings on Frenchmen St, no more Uncle on the bass drum for the Treme Brass Band.  Here are a few shots of Uncle Lionel, playing at the 2011 Voodoo Music Experience and then a final shot of him at d.b.a, surrounded by adoring women (what’s new?), when he was already quite ill.

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