Nigerian-born, Austin-based singer/songwriter Kalu James
is in New Orleans for back-to-back shows at Chickie Wah Wah
. The club is a hub of activity tonight and Friday. Folk and blues singer Spencer Bohren plays lap steel guitar accompanied by Casey McAllister beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, followed by James. On Friday, James' 9 p.m. set is followed by the Luke Allen Trio, featuring the Happy Talk Band frontman, Helen Gillet on cello and McAllister. The Trio will be debuting new songs.