Robin Barnes performs tomorrow, April 11, on the "Esplanade in the Shade" at the Mint during French Quarter Fest 2014, from which WWOZ will be live broadcasting. Here she is doing "What a Wonderful World" at the New Orleans Polo Club.
For your weekend viewing pleasure: a vintage 1975 Madrid show by Ray Charles and the Ray Charles Orchestra. The show begins with an extended instrumental set by the Orchestra, with the genius himself taking the stage at about the 30-minute mark. The Orchestra is excellent, but feel free to skip ahead.
Indie-roots-bluegrass folkies the Avett Brothers perform "Souls Like the Wheels" live in the attic of their headquarters in Concord, North Carolina last December. The song first appeared on their 2008 EP The Second Gleam; a live version appears on their most recent album, Magpie and the Dandelion.
Benjamin Booker, who graces the cover of the current issue of Gambit Weekly, performs two blues-punk-pop songs from his eponymous debut album on ATO records: "Violent Shiver" and "Have You Seen My Son?". These versions were recorded live at WFUV, Fordham University.
Back to school special! NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis (currently featured in the wwoz.org masthead above), along with his father Ellis, brother Jason, and bassist David Pulphus perform "Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?" and other selections from Delfeayo's upcoming release The Last Southern Gentlemen.
During Jam in the Van's Jazz Fest visit to New Orleans, they met up with New Orleans singer/songwriter Mia Borders near Harrah's at the head of Canal Street. Here's "Try Me On" from her 2010 album Magnolia Blue.