Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 11:59pm - Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 3:00am
In the 1980s, the audience for Louisiana music was a mere handful of hipsters fans. Music collector types. Louisiana music wasn't on radio or commercials or movie sound tracks. There was no "Treme." The local musicians we take for granted today were barely gigging in town much less touring.
The best creative collaborations always seem to draw individuals who’ve come from different points to converge suddenly at a crossroads in a seemingly “accidental” moment. But…we know that nothing simply happens by accident!
Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 10:00pm - Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 12:00am
According to my own personal calculations, the word will end on Saturday night at midnight. Tune in to WWOZ for the soundtrack, including Radiohead, Johnny Cash and The Blind Boys. Find out if it ends with a bang or a whimper.
New Orleans drummer Herlin Riley, along with his mother, Betty Lastie Williams, paid tribute to the late Mahalia Jackson during this year’s JazzAscona festival. Born on October 26, 1911, Mahalia would have been 100 this year.