2013 Blues & BBQ Festival headliner and Monroe, Lousiana native Mighty Sam McClain rips up Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" in this 6:47 clip from an Extended Play Sessions episode. The full show will air in Boston and New England on May 31 on WBIN-TV Boston; hopefully it will eventually make its way to YouTube.
For your hump day viewing pleasure, here's the late New Orleans R&B legend Eddie Bo at Le Divan du Monde ('The Divan of the World') in Paris, October 2007, doing "Mustang Sally", a song made famous by Wilson Pickett in the mid-1960s.
The Lower 9th Ward Village has been a hub of volunteer activity and neighborhood building since federal levee failures in the wake of Hurricane Katrina devastated its home neighborhood in 2005. Now a series of unfortunate circumstances has put the future of this vital neighborhood resource in jeapordy. This Friday the Lower 9th Ward Village will be holding a benefit concert featurin
Founding member of Galactic (and Garage A Trois, Dragon Smoke, and his eponymous Trio, etc), Met'ry's own Stanton Moore is also a teacher who "travels around the world teaching New Orleans drumming, writes a regular column for drumming magazines, and releases instructional books and videos".
If you missed their set at Jazz Fest, check out his hour-and-ten minute performance by Hurray For The Riff Raff in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on April 3, 2014, part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook.
Really enjoyed this beautifully produced new video by filmmaker James DeMaria, the title track of Tricia Boutté and Paul Longstreth's Oh New Orleans, Here I Come! According to DeMaria, the song is about Tricia's yearly pilgrimage home from Norway for FQF, Jazz Fest, and to see her family.