In backyards across New Orleans, the 100 members of BYO gather to tell stories that are live, unscripted, and true to the teller. Last Saturday night, we featured a recording of Elizabeth Steeby's story of guns, guts and a woman's rite of passage.
24 years ago (September 12th, 1988), Jamaica was blasted by the then category three storm, Hurricane Gilbert. On its way to the Yucatan, Gilbert became a huge category five hurricane with 185mph winds and a then record-setting 888 millibars of low pressure.
Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 12:01am - Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 3:01am
Like New Orleans; Seattle and Portland are geographically isolated port cities that have always created their own unique sound. Unlike New Orleans, the primarily caucasian populations of Seattle to Portland, often tuned their ears to the largest closest city (Los Angeles) for their inspiration. (Can you imagine Fats listening to Tampa or Houston for inspiration?)