Fourth Sunday at Four
By Echo Staff
Jan 24, 2014, 19:28
The late Walter Chamberlain.
This Sunday, Jan. 26, Christ Episcopal Church in Bay St. Louis, 4th Sunday at 4 will present a special program, “Walter by Request.”
Walter Chamberlain, who died at his home in Bay St. Louis on Nov. 20, 2013, was an accomplished jazz banjo player with a long career that reached back to the Red Garter and Your Father’s Mustache in New Orleans. In recent years his music has been enjoyed all along the Gulf Coast.
Three of Walter’s long-time friends and fellow musicians have worked up a list of his favorite tunes to present on Jan. 26 for 4th Sunday at 4. Those friends are Bob Ice, Rory Duffour and Neil Unterseher.
Bob Ice, who has played upright bass in New Orleans for many years, was one of the founders, in 1957, of the original Last Straws. Rory Duffour has played clarinet with some of New Orleans’ finest musicians and has his own group, the Bayou Liberty Jazz Band. Neil Unterseher is an accomplished guitarist as well as banjo player. He continues to play on a professional level on the river boats of New Orleans. Neil is also a very fine artist, whose work is exhibited at Maggie May’s in Bay St. Louis. These very fine musicians perform as a trio on the third Saturday evening of each month at 200 North Beach Restaurant in Bay St. Louis.
Carolyn Busenlener will be the exhibiting artist. Her abstract and representational art work is inspired by the nature that surrounds her in Pearlington, Mississippi, and by her personal experiences. She attended the B.F.A. program at Newcomb College, Tulane University, and graduated with a painting major.
At present, Carolyn is showing her art at DeAngelo Gallery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Brown Fine Art Gallery in Jackson, Mississippi, and at Hillyer House in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. She has been accepted into various juried shows around the country and has won numerous awards.
Her studio is on White’s Bayou in Pearlington, Mississippi.