Laughing It Up With Don Vappie
Everybody loves a guy with a banjo
You can’t take this music and explain it without explaining the whole of life in this culture.
Don Vappie can play just about anything on banjo — classical compositions, traditional jazz, even funk music. So wherever he goes musically, there’s always an audience eager to hear what he has to say.
What most people may not know is that Vappie’s talent extends to bass, guitar and any other instrument that needs playing. His ears are just that big. And his hands are just that good. Maybe that’s why Vappie tells Music Inside Out that one of his favorite songs is the old Charles Wright hit, “Express Yourself.” Because that’s what Vappie does best.
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A Very Vappie Christmas
Don Vappie’s annual series of Christmas concerts have become a New Orleans tradition. But this year is a little bit different… now you can actually bring him home for the holidays… at least as a recording. For 2016, Vappie has released A Very Vappie Christmas – a collection of 9 classic and contemporary Christmas tunes – so you can experience a little New Orleans Christmas wherever you are.
Don Vappie sits in with La Plance à Laver on “Careless Love.”