Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton held a series of concerts in New York at Lincoln Center in April of 2011, a show dominated by blues stardards given New Orleans jazz arrangements. Here's the encore, "Corrine, Corrina" featuring Taj Mahal. See below for the concert's full lineup.
Check out Joe Louis Walker, who plays tomorrow, Saturday, October 18, at the 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. This performance of "Hornet's Nest," the title track from his most recent album, was recorded by KINK-FM in Portland, OR.
Bobby Rush appears this Sunday, October 19, at the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. Rush, a 50-year veteran of the stage, continues to be one of the most exciting and creative artists in the R&B/blues arena.
Los Lobos, the Grammy–winning American Chicano rock band from East LA, will be headlining this year's Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, which happens October 17-19. This song, "Don't Worry Baby," comes from their 1984 release How Will the Wolf Survive?
For your weekend viewing pleasure, 1 hour, 45 minutes of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and their hybrid of jazz-n-bluegrass. This show was produced by ABC, Australian national public television, recorded live at The Basement in Sydney, 2007.
Here's another blues video to get you in the mood for the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, which happens October 17-19: Big George Brock doing the spiritual "Glory, Glory Hallelujah (Since I Laid My Burden Down)" at the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival, recorded September 27, 2014 by WWOZ.
Shawn Colvin (guitar), Alison Krauss (violin) and Jerry Douglas (steel guitar) perform Simon and Garfunkel's "The Boxer." This comes from a 2007 tribute show in Washington, DC, honoring Paul Simon as the winner of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, awarded by the Library of Congress.