This week’s program brings you the blues, inflections of West Africa, and a moment of Gospel, along with live music from Marcia Ball, Toubab Krewe, the Johnny Vidacovich Trio, the late Tommy Ridgely and more. Alongside the music, Woody of Woody’s Fish Tacos gives us a a taste into his unique eats. We close with a ferry trip across the mighty Mississippi for music at the Old Point Bar in Algiers Point.
On Saturday, March 8 from 11a to 8p, the Louisiana Music Factory and the WWOZ Swamp Shop will be having a Grand Opening Party at their new location, 421 Frenchmen Street. Five bands will play between Noon and 5 pm, and there'll be special one-day-only in-store promotions.
Mardi Gras is over, and this Sunday it's back to second lines with the Keep-N-It Real S&P Club's 10th Anniversary Parade. Check out Action Jackson's talk with Keep-N-It Real co-founder and president, Perry Franklin, get the route sheet and get out there.
Team O-Z is gathering again to have a ball at New Orleans' largest road-run, the Crescent City Classic on April 19, 2014, and to raise funds for 'OZ. Our goal of $20,000; it's a tall order, but we're Guardians of the Groove. You can help!
This year's Piano Night happens April 28 at the House of Blues. It'll be another epic night of music, food, and 'OZ love! Piano Night is 'OZ's flagship benefit event and has become a tradition among lovers of New Orleans music.
It's been here and gone. The ending was wet and cold, but otherwise, it was another terrific Carnival season in the Crescent City. There's only two things left to do: check out some of our photo highlights Mardi Gras 2014, and start the countdown to February 17, 2015.
Just posted! Five recent WWOZ interviews: George Porter, Jr, Victor Goines, Myles Weeks,
Davis Rogan, and Chuck Perkins. OZ's hosts score great interviews with musicians and other people of note; check out all 25.
"The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music," a special concert event honoring this musical icon, happens Saturday, May 3 at Saenger Theatre. The concert will pay homage to Dr. John’s illustrious songbook and feature once-in-a-lifetime collaborations from a lineup of prestigious and award-winning artists. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 10 at 10a.
We're happy to share a test (or Beta) version of a new streaming player for wwoz.org, which enhances the experience of listening to WWOZ online. It uses a responsive design, so it will adapt to a wide variety of screen sizes, and it's based on HTML5 rather than Flash, so it will work on Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad, as well as other modern operating systems and devices. Check it out and tell us any problems or comments.