The New Orleans Preservation Timeline project at the Tulane School of Architecture is a fascinating new resource for those interested in the work that's been done in the region by architectural preservationists since the mid-1800s.
Join guest host Alski on the Block Party this week with special guest dj Tarik from the land of Prince. A transplanted local, he is a show host at our sister station in Minneapolis KFAI. Tarik will be doing a dj set spinning rare and funky 45's.
By popular request, the deadline has been extended for you to join us for year #2 of the fun new marching krewe, rolling again as part of the KreweDelusion parade on Saturday, January 31, 2015, following Krewe du Vieux.
Lucinda Williams, born in Lake Charles and the daughter of former Lousiana poet laureate Miller Williams, brings her unique mixture of rock, blues, country, and Americana to this NPR Music Tiny Desk concert.
While the performance speaks for itself, I can't really tell you much about the provenance of this video; if you know, leave a comment. The YouTube poster tersely notes that it's from 1961 but provides no other details.
My first show of the year, on Saturday morning January 3, 2015 will feature traditional jazz named for various New Orleans places, like Mahogany Hall Stomp. I will discuss these places and how some of them influenced the jazz we listen to today.