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Music Video: Glen David Andrews with Paul Sanchez: "Gilded Splinters"

Mon, 01/13/14
Authored by David Stafford
Glen David Andrews reworks Dr. John's "I Walk on Guilded Splinters" with Paul Sanchez on guitar. According to its YouTube post (by Come See About Me Productions), the video "was filmed over the course of several nights recording the tracks and through two live performances ... Read more

Live in Concert: CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band

Fri, 01/10/14
Authored by David Stafford
If you've got the time this weekend, here's a smoking hot, hour-and-ten-minutes-long concert by CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. It was origninally webcast live on September 21, 2013, from the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washing... Read more

Music Video: Dash Rip Rock, "Meet Me at the River"

Thu, 01/09/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a blast of pure summer fun to cure your winter blues, from Louisiana Music Hall of Famers Dash Rip Rock. It's a south Lousiana party in a roots rock video, complete with boats, dogs, dacquiris, and bonfires.  And a guitarist-on-water skis. Says frontman Bill Davis, "... Read more

Joan of Arc Parade Photos

Tue, 01/07/14
Authored by David Stafford
Carnival 2014 is underway!  Check out the gallery below for 6 beautiful shots from last night's Joan of Arc parade in the Quarter, the work of WWOZ volunteer photographer Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. Read more

Music Video: Hot 8 Brass Band, "New Orleans" live at Pickathon 2012

Tue, 01/07/14
Authored by David Stafford
The Hot 8 Brass Band performs "New Orleans" live at the 2012 Pickathon Pumphouse Sessions near Portland, Oregon. At Pickathon, the Indie-Roots Music festival, there's a 10x10 Pumphouse in the middle of the woods on the festival grounds at Pendarvis Farm. Dozens of acts reco... Read more

Music Video: Maggie Koerner, "Neutral Ground"

Mon, 01/06/14
Authored by David Stafford
The recent video below by Shreveport native Maggie Koerner is the title track of her second album, Neutral Ground. It's her first video, as she tells Your Cousin Dimitri in this interview. It's beautifully produced, and at 9 minutes long, something of an epic. The Times-Pic... Read more

Victor Goines Visits OZ With New CD

Fri, 01/03/14
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
On Thursday, January 2nd, clarinet and sax genius Victor Goines stopped by WWOZ to share his newest CD "Morning Swing" and his insightful thoughts about jazz and life.  On his own "Rosemary Joseph Records" label, "Morning Swing" is Victor's salute to Benny Goodman --- hence... Read more

Kenny Garrett Quartet Live in France

Fri, 01/03/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's the Kenny Garrett Quartet performing "Wiggins", a tribute to Garrett's high school music teacher, shot live for the French radio network RTL (formerly Radio Luxembourg). Or, en francais: Wiggins en live dans l'Heure du Jazz RTL présentée par Jean-Yves Chaperon. The K... Read more

Brass Band Art and History with Davis Rogan

Thu, 01/02/14
Authored by David Stafford
In this short interview from Yeah You Right Music's YouTube channel, Davis Rogan narrates a tour of some great brass band art inside a historic building in Treme, formerly the Acme Hardware & Stove Repair Company, and the building in which Rebirth first started practicing.   Read more

Drinking With Steven Segal - Lawman

Tue, 12/31/13
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
2010   A crowd streamed into the deserted West Bank neighborhood bar that I was using as a library for a quiet read.  They brought their dogs and an AA meeting's worth of lit cigarettes.  It was as if the bar's quiet was transformed into a Fellini movie soundtrack with dogs... Read more

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