We're excited to introduce a new feature for our listeners: a two-week archive of WWOZ shows. All of our regular shows are now available for your streaming pleasure, on-demand for two weeks after their original air dates. Want to hear funk on Sunday morning, or one of our Monday-Friday Trad Jazz shows on the weekend? Now you can: listen to your favorite WWOZ shows whenever you want.
On Sunday, December 6, it's the Dumaine Street Gang Second Line Parade in and around Treme. Check out Takin' It to the Streets with your boy Action Jackson for route sheets and more on second line season. And get out there!
Enjoy this handy & dandy guide to street performing in New Orleans from MACCNO (the Music & Culture Coalition of New Orleans). Then busk, baby, busk, til your heart's content.
New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint passed away at the age of seventy-seven on Monday, November 9. A true performer to the end, Toussaint was on tour in Spain at the time of his death. Toussaint is fondly recalled as a humble and elegant man and as a supremely talented musician.
WWOZ's video unit has been busy creating original videos featuring artists in performance at local festivals, special events, and in the WWOZ Studio. Artists include, among others, Davell Crawford, Mario Abney, and Ruthie Foster. And our "Busker Blog" series profiles notable street performers like Doreen Ketchens. Find it all at WWOZ Video Central.
Each week, we'll be featuring a different new release from a talented artist or band currently living in New Orleans. Artists featured recently include Haruka Kikuchi, Chubby Carrier, Brent Rose, John Ellis & Double-Wide, Christian Scott, The Rotten Cores, & more.
Here's a deceptively simple version of a Louisiana classic. It's Zydeco artist Chubby Carrier's contribution to That Sounds Good!, WWOZ's cookbook of recipes from our Louisiana musical family. The short list of ingredients produces a kind of country comfort food; in the version pictured, we used green onion sausage and added salt and cayenne to taste.