Muddy Waters performs "I'll Put A Tiger In Your Tank" live at the Newport Jazz Festival in July 1960, one of three Willie Dixon songs he performed that day (the others were "I Got My Brand on You" and "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man").
The famous Music Box is taking a ride--or an airlift, to be more precise. The interactive kinetic musical structures are on the move! The musical houses will be landing at various sites around New Orleans for the rest of the year, hosting performances, artist talks, educational workshops, and free hours where members of the public can play and interact with the structural instruments.
French Quarter Fest is rapidly approaching; this year's festival will be happening from Thursday, April 9 to Sunday April 12. WWOZ will be there broadcasting live for those of you who can't make it in person.
With less than three weeks to go, check out these lesser-known facts about one of New Orleans' biggest and fastest growing festivals:
There is a smaller film festival inside the larger French Quarter Festival this year, happening from Friday, April 10 to Sunday, April 12. Films are free and open to the public. Showings are at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, located at 616 St. Peter St.