New Orleans-based guitarist-vocalist Borders fronted a five-piece band that forcefully delivered her blues/soul/funk repertoire. After showing her regional roots with the tough blues Mississippi Rising, Borders bantered with the crowd: "Join me on this next song. I'm sure you sound like angels - angels that have been drinking in the hot sun! Let's do this!"
The assemblage at the Gentilly Stage responded by backing Borders and band on a deeply funky version of Stevie Wonder's Living for the City. She took back control with the title track from her new album, Mama Told Me, which showcased her songwriting ability.