The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival happens this weekend in Lafayette Square. At last year's event, Bobby Rush celebrated his 81st birthday with a "Hoochie Coochie Man" medley. The video was recorded in HD with broadcast quality audio by the WWOZ video team. We'll be there this year too, broadcasting and live video streaming.
The Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival happens this weekend in Lafayette Square. At last year's event, WWOZ's Marc Stone paid tribute to his mentor Eddie Bo by covering the 1960 cut "Every Dog Got His Day."
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival happens this weekend, October 16-18. Sunday night's headliner is the pride of Gause, Texas: Ruthie Foster. Here she is with a gospel-inflected take on Son House's "Don't You Mind People Grinnin' In Your Face". This performance was captured by WWOZ video team at the 2014 Bogalusa Blues + Heritage Festival.
Blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland, daughter of Texas bluesman Johnny Copeland, performs "Drivin' Out Of Nashville" at Music City Roots Live from the Factory on September 17, 2015. Like the song says, "Country Music ain't nothing but the Blues with a twang."