Ok so that title is absolutely a joke because anyone who has heard Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe play already knew that they were the real deal. Those of us in the music community are certainly familiar with his music. But thanks to the television show NCIS New Orleans now so does everyone else.NCIS New Orleans is actually a show that I watch and you can bet I was kind of surprised when I heard a line delivered by agent Christopher LaSalle. I actually had to rewind it a few times first to make sure I heard it correctly and secondly because it was pretty cool and kind of unexpected.
If you don’t watch the show is set in New Orleans and makes an effort to highlight the history of the city, it’s food and especially it’s music. There are plenty of scenes in the clubs and there is just about always music being played.
So here’s how it went down. Agent LaSalle was having a conversation with a sailor about the case they were investigating. The sailor tells the agent that “I went to the quarter to check out this band Tiny Universe.” (In my head as the line was delivered I said ‘Oh yeah you did!’). The response delivered by the agent was a little cheesy but you have to remember it’s aimed at a network TV audience so I’ll cut the writers a little slack.
LaSalle replied to the sailor saying, “Karl Denson. That guy’s the man.”
The band was obviously stoked for the shout out as you can see from the clip posted on their facebook page. Check it out below. Keep up the good work Karl!