Jimmy Carpenter Plug him into any MOBO * , especially-NOLA-centric, situation and he's there for you. He's down with Cajun stuff too. Here's the Site: http://www.jimmycarpenter.net/index/ << worth a look--a multi-talented guy.

Some tunes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0skK-_2kGk << This's a short, delightful course in what soul jazz is about.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYtlLvIqdZo << A 2-fer live in store--1st is slinky; 2nd rocks
BONUS: 1/2 hour pre-festival get-together with solid players--they rock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URcmtDr4IbA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKv4ZXmRbCE << Not enough voice to make a living but serviceable
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnlLRqPWYgI << Tab Benoit is a Louisiana man and class all the way.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6JA0JUMoGs << Nowhere to hide in this situation--you either have the taste and chops, or you don't.
* Music of Black Origin
NOLA New Orleans Louisiana << prolly didn't need me to tell you that but to accommodate the Newbies to the Marvelous...