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.
The 16th annual Wednesday at the Square in Lafayette Square lineup is out! This annual springtime concert series features local artists and food and drink vendors and, for the eager, marks the start of festival season.
Leonard Cohen performs "Suzanne" live on the Isle of Wight in 1970, during Cohen's first year of touring. The show became an album, Live at the Isle of Wight 1970. One of Cohen's best known songs, "Suzanne" had appeared on his first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen in 1967; even before that, it had been covered by Judy Collins on In My Life (1966).
The artist named "Beans on Toast" is described on his YouTube Channel as an "English drunk folk singer." "New Orleans Honeymoon" is a track from from his new (6th) album, The Grand Scheme of Things. The video, which contains a lot of great French Quarter visuals, was created by "Beans on Toast and Lizzy Bee, on location, on honeymoon." Awww....
In this video clip from a recent episode of Jazz Night in America, trumpeter/composer/arranger Steven Bernstein and New Orleans pianist Henry Butler, co-leaders of a band they call the Hot 9, break down just how they built an ensemble around one man's signature style. Bernstein explains how he went about arranging Butler's music for 10 players.
Memphis singer-songwriter Valerie June was one of the highlights of last October's Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. In this NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert, a three-song set including two from her most recent album Pushin' Against a Stone, she shows off her singular blend of blues, gospel, folk, and bluegrass.