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Khris Royal & Dark Matter, "Funkin In Denial" in the Jam Van

Wed, 10/23/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here's what the Jam in the Van folks had to say about a night last summer, when they parked on Frenchmen St. and shot this video of Khris Royal & Dark Matter performing "Funkin in Denial": "The freaks and all else were out. George Porter Jr. was getting prepped to go full-o... Read more

Thumbs Up for the Jimmie Rodgers Museum

Mon, 10/21/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
Cooped up in Meridian, Mississippi is one of Country music's most historic landmarks, the Jimmie Rodgers Museum. It preserves things near and dear to Jimmie like his faithful traveling suitcase, letters to his family, and one of the world's most valuable guitars-- his origi... Read more

An Invisible Reason To Like WWOZ

Sun, 10/20/13
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
There was no reason for Sam Cammarata to be in costume for his 3am to 6am Sunday morning shift but this is what I saw as my shift ended last night.               You know his show had to be special - costumes are the secret to good radio.             Jamie Dell'Apa Midnight ... Read more

Music Video: Hurray for the Riff Raff Live in the L9

Sat, 10/19/13
Authored by David Stafford
Led by singer-songwriter Alynda Lee, New Orleans folk rockers Hurray for the Riff Raff play a Liveset show outside the Art House on the Levee in the Lower 9, near the band regular practice site. This performance, about 36 minutes long, was originally streamed live on June 2... Read more

Bootsy-Thon on Soul Sister's "Soul Power" Show - Saturday, Oct. 19 (+ Win Tickets)

Fri, 10/18/13
Authored by Soul Sister
This weekend, I'll help you to get ready for one of my super funky heroes, Bootsy Collins, returning to town next weekend. He'll perform at the House of Blues New Orleans on Friday, October 25. However, on this Saturday, October 19, I'll do a special Bootsy-Thon mini marath... Read more

Happy Birthday to New Orleans Music Educator Yvonne Busch

Fri, 10/18/13
Friday October 18th is the 84th birthday of influential New Orleans music educator Yvonne Busch.     Born and raised in the historic Tremé section of the city, Ms Busch mastered several brass instruments and woodwinds as a child.  She became a touring professional by the ag... Read more

Guardians of the Groove: The Second Installment

Thu, 10/17/13
Authored by David Stafford
The second installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on the series) aired on WWL-TV recently. WWOZ's T.R. Johnson talked with Donald Harrison about music education and the future of jazz at the Prime Example on Broad Street. Read more

James Carroll Booker III: The Life Music and Mystique of the Bayou Maharajah - the radio documentary

Tue, 10/15/13
Authored by David Kunian
Tonight (Tuesday) at 10 PM CDT on WWOZ - the Fool Tone Scientists on the Kitchen Sink will be playing the Silver Reel winning radio documentary:   James Carroll Booker III: The Life, Music, and Mystique of the Bayou Maharajah.   2 hours of Booker, who he was, what he meant, ... Read more

Music Video: Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down"

Tue, 10/15/13
Authored by David Stafford
This traditional song, "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down", appears on the new album by Meschiya Laka and the Little Big Horns Fooler's Gold. The video was recorded in Bimhuis Amsterdam for VPRO Vrije Geluiden, i.e., Dutch national television.   Read more

Music Video: Jonny Lang, "Still Rainin' "

Mon, 10/14/13
Authored by David Stafford
Jonny Lang is one of the headliners at this year's Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, which happens October 18-20. Here's a taste:   Read more

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