This year's Ponderosa Stomp featured "Architects of American Music"
including the likes of The Sonics, Swamp Dogg, Ty Wagner, Gaunga Dyns, and
plenty more. Apart from the live concert over the weekend, the Stomp also
featured a Record Show and Music History Conference hoste...
Director Lily Keber's Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker
closes this year's 24th Annual New Orleans Film Festival, playing at the
Civic Theatre on Thursday, October 17 7:00p.
On October 8, tickets go on sale to general public.
The film, according to the festi...
The Whole Gritty City is a documentary premiering at this year's New Orleans
Film Festival. The film, per its web site "tells the story of three New
Orleans marching bands"--the Roots of Music Crusaders, the L.E. Rabouin High
School Marching Band, the O. Perry Walker High S...
In order to properly funk-i-fy your day, here's the great George Porter, Jr.
guesting with the the McLovins (and accompanied by Grant's Tomb horns) at
last July's Gathering of the Vibes jam band festival in Bridgeport, CT.
This is actually "the Ernie K-Doe Official Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame
Induction video", but the bulk of it consists of K-Doe performing a couple of
songs (including "Mother-in-Law") at Jazz Fest, sometime during the 1980s.
The sign in the background ("Schlitz Welcomes You...
Good afternoon OZillians. This summer I had the oppurtunity to embark on a
road trip to the far off land of the West Coast. Upon my journey I met
countless of wonderful folks, some of whom knew and loved WWOZ. This was an
unsuprising suprise, since we are the greatest stati...
Simply stated, they do not make them like Ready Teddy McQuiston any more. Do
you hear me? They DO NOT. This was a man with more energy and more aliveness
(if that's not a word, it is now) than entire counties and parishes. It's
hard to believe that he's gone. Back when I ar...
1983 Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Famer, the King of Zydeco, from
Opelousas, Louisiana, here's the late great Clifton Chenier doing "Tu Peux
Cogner (Mais Tu Peux Pas Rentrer)" (Keep-A-Knockin' But You Can't Come In) on
Dutch television. I don't have an exact date, but so...
Jazz Fest got it exactly right when they described Mia Borders as "an embodiment of modern New Orleans - soulful, beautiful, energetic, rooted in tradition but speaking for today". Check out a recent video from her album Wherever There Is, and shot on the Mississippi a few blo...
WWOZ was featured on radio app TuneIn's latest ad campaign! You might have
noticed them around your town in public transportation if you live in New
York, Chicago, or San Francisco.
TuneIn's Ceo John Donham says WWOZ is "the best Jazz in the world... You're