As a French Quarter resident, tourists stopped making an impression years ago. However, as I walked through today's Sugar Bowl crowd, I got surprisingly nostalgic about the University of Hawaii fans from the 2007 Sugar Bowl. Sentimental even. Like missing an old friend.
The Tone Scientists of WWOZ will present The music of Sun Ra tonight on the Kitchen Sink to celebrate the New Year. 10 PM - midnight. We'll travel the Spaceways, orbit the heliocentric worlds, visit outer planes of there, and school you on the other worlds they haven't told you of. All hail the master of the Mythocracy, Sun Ra! and his Jet Set Myth Science Omniverse Arkestra.
More James Booker to celebrate his birthday (he would have been 70 on December 17th) in a rare Jazz Lunatique reappearance at midnight on Wednesday. That is to say that you'll be able to hear 3 hours of Booker from midnight to 3 AM tonight.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 10:00pm - Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 12:00am
Tonight on the Kitchen Sink, it's the beginning of birthday month. Tonight in the first hour we'll celebrate the birthdays of Art Neville aka Poppa Funk and Henry Roland Byrd aka Professor Longhair. Then in the second hour, nothing but the Piano Prince, the Bayou Maharajah, the Black Chopin, the Black Liberace, Mr. Gonzo himself, Lil Booker - JAMES BOOKER!!!!!!!!!!!
The Blues Foundation today announced the nominees for the 2010 Blues Music Awards
NOMINEES by Award:
David Maxwell & Louisiana Red You Got to Move
Maria Muldaur & her Garden of Joy Good Time Music for Hard Times
Saffire-the Uppity Blues Women Havin' The Last Word
Samuel James For Rosa, Maeve and Noreen
2009 CDs by New Orleans artists will be the focus of the next two Tuesday New Orleans Music Shows. Here's my listing of the top 11 CDS.
My top 11 CDs by 2009 New Orleans artists listed alphabetically
Top airplay was Tom McDermott's followed closely by Luther Kent's and the New Orleans Nightcrawlers. Jimmy Carpenter's CD came out in Dec of '08 and counts as a 2009 release in my poll.