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Kermit Ruffins Changes Schedule for Shut-Eye


Kermit Ruffins has never been a man to rise with the sunshine. But, as of this week, the trumpeter is tweaking his schedule so he won't have a chance of going to bed at dawn, either. Tomorrow, Ruffins will begin his vaunted weekly gig at Vaughn's in the Bywater at 7 p.m. That's some several hours earlier than his usual start time, which usually occurs well after the red beans have settled into eager stomachs. Even for this week's Friday night Frenchmen gig at the Blue Nile, he'll also start his set at 7 p.m. 

 

What gives? Is one of New Orleans' most popular musicians getting bumped out of the headliners' spot on the bill? Not quite. Ruffins just wants to catch a few more Zs so he can still hit the high Bs.

 

“If I can play all those shows earlier, I could be in bed by midnight," he told Da Paper's Keith Spera earlier this month. "So I’m trying to get my fans on board with this.”

 

And, anyway, the move just mimics his midweek schedule, during which he plays 6 p.m. gigs at Bullet's Sports Bar.




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