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.
New Orleans-born clarinetist, saxophonist, and educator Victor Goines presents a "clarinet-centric" version of New Orleans music history in this hour-long presentation at the Chicago Humanities Festival.
BeauSoleil founder Michael Doucet, Aly Bain, and Ricky Skaggs do "Jolie Blonde", arguably the most famous Cajun song of all time. The video dates from 1998 and second of the Transatlantic Sessions, a British production of collaborative live performances by folk and country musicians from both sides of the Atlantic.
Here's a felicitous mix of jazz and bluegrass: the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band perform the gospel standard "I'll Fly Away" on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2011. The track appeared on the album American Legacies: Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band.