This show will be quite a balancing act. For one, I will be dedicating the show to the memory of Cayne Miceli, who passed away last week at the age of 43. Cayne loved New Orleans music as well as the rich Mardi Gras Indian culture of New Orleans.
Along with some songs reflecting on the tragic loss of Cayne (see link below), Allen Toussaint's birthday (born January 14th, 1938 - do the math) will be celebrated with his songs performed both by him and others. Ultimately, this show is about celebrating life, even as we see those we love move on to the next phase of existence.
Added: Bo Dollis celebrates his birthday on the 14th as well, so I will be playing a set of Wild Magnolia tunes somewhere in those 3 hours.
So tune in, turn on (your hearts and your minds) and allow the soul soothing sounds of the New Orleans Music Show to keep you company this Wednesday, January 14th - 11am to 2pm CST on WWOZ 90.7 fm or wwoz.org.
Cayne Miceli - rest in peace.