Jazz Fest opening day features variety of music (via Shreveport Times)

Friday’s opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is set to feature about as wide a variety of music as one can compile – from the alternative Chicago-based rock band Wilco to Irish singer-guitarist Hozier and the Jamaican and reggae stylings of singer Jimmy Cliff.

Headlining the day’s biggest stage is country music star Keith Urban, who festival producer Quint Davis describes as one of the world’s “monster rock-blues-country guitar players.”

Davis said when Urban was told the Tedeschi Trucks Band was playing before his scheduled Friday evening performance, his reply was: “They’re not opening for me, I’m closing for them.”

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