The weather's getting hot out, and the music & festival fun just gets better as the temperature increases. Check out some of the music festivals and other diversions in and around New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana this summer. And don't forget to drink lots. Of water, of water!
The Soul Queen of New Orleans, mother of four, headlines another Mother's Day celebration at the Audubon Zoo this Sunday, May 8. This is a day full of music, food, fun and family for moms and families of all ages. Ashley Sno opens, playing from 11:30-12p followed by Sweet Crude from 12:30-2p. Irma Thomas and her band, the Professionals, perform from 2:30-4p.
As part of WWOZ’s continuing effort to align staffing for the media world of 2016 and beyond, Scott Borne has been promoted to Director of Music. The semantic change from his previous title, Music Director, indicates that his duties now extend to supervision of music across all platforms, including live recordings and broadcasts, online audio and artist relations.
"There have been any number of official and semi-official 'live' Professor Longhair recordings issued since the pianist’s untimely passing in 1980, but this record offers incontrovertible evidence of the power and drive of the mid-70s edition of Fess’s band with Billy Gregory featured prominently on guitar." -John Sinclair