In backyards across New Orleans, the 100 members of BYO gather to tell stories that are live, unscripted, and true to the teller. Last Saturday night, we featured a recording of Elizabeth Steeby's story of guns, guts and a woman's rite of passage.
My first show of the year, on Saturday morning January 3, 2015 will feature traditional jazz named for various New Orleans places, like Mahogany Hall Stomp. I will discuss these places and how some of them influenced the jazz we listen to today.
"This is a New Orleans Christmas song," says Paul Sanchez, "Which means it involves drinking...." Here's "I Got Drunk This Christmas," which appeared on the Red Beans and Ricely Yours CD/DVD project, recorded live at Papa Roux’