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Allen Toussaint Day

Thu, 01/14/16
Authored by Carrie
Last week, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed a resolution declaring Thursday, January 14 to be 'Allen Toussaint Day' in the city of New Orleans. On what would have been his 78th birthday, the whole city will celebrate one of the finest musical ambassadors New ... Read more

Jazz & Heritage concerts honoring MLK & civil rights movement

Mon, 01/11/16
Authored by Carrie
This Thursday, January 14 and Friday, January 15, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is presenting two Jazz Journey concerts celebrating the civil rights movement and the legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Both concerts will take place at Dillard Un... Read more

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, "Young Creole Man"

Mon, 01/11/16
Authored by David Stafford
Last month at KRVS in Lafayette: Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band do "Young Creole Man" from their 1991 release Boogie Woogie Zydeco. The players are Chubby Carrier (accordion/vocals), Gabriel Perrodin, Jr. (guitar/vocals), Ronald Carrier (bass), Randy Ellis (guitar/... Read more

Shaking The Shack with the Legendary Shack Shakers

Sun, 01/10/16
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
The Legendary Shack Shakers plan to shake up New Orleans as they take their latest American gothic songs out on the dark road from Kentucky to California, and back again.   Described by Rolling Stone Magazine as “akin to witnessing a gospel revival or even a snake-handling... Read more

World Journey Playlist 01/09/15

Sat, 01/09/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 An tan mango Ti-Coca & Wanga-Nègès 03:30 Haiti Colibri 2016/1/9 16:08:37 2 Bantwanyana Awu Dima Sisters 02:30 Classic Mbaqanga Girl Groups - Vol. 5 2016/1/9 16:12:41 ... Read more

2016 Mardi Gras parade schedule

Sat, 01/09/16
Authored by Carrie
Well, it's Carnival Time and everybody is havin' fun! Here are the parade schedules for the 2016 season. Times are subject to change. Parades in New Orleans are in bold.   Wednesday, January 6 7p Krewe of Joan of Arc - French Quarter 7p Phunny Phorty Phellows - Uptown S... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/08/16

Sat, 01/09/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Dont Stay Out Late Rico Rodriguez 03:44 Rising In The East 2016/1/8 22:02:38 2 One Day In Paradise Andrew Wartts & The Gospel Storytellers 03:39 There Is A God Somewhere ... Read more

Chet Atkins & Friends, PBS special from 1987

Fri, 01/08/16
Authored by David Stafford
If you have an hour this weekend, check out this vintage PBS special featuring the late, great Chet Atkins and guests including Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, the Everly Brothers, Mark Knopfler and more. See below for the set list.  Set list: 1) "Deep Thumb Blues" -- Chet ... Read more

Sasha & Steve Masakowski, "Dinah"

Wed, 01/06/16
Authored by David Stafford
Sasha Masakowski demonstrates hers scat chops in the pop standard "Dinah," accompanied by her guitarist father Steve. From Sasha's YouTube channel and direct from the living room.  Read more

Roll with Soul Sister's Krewe of King James: Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers in the krewedelusion Parade, Jan. 23

Tue, 01/05/16
Authored by Soul Sister
We have just a few open membership slots left for you to join us for year #3 of my Mardi Gras marching krewe, rolling again as part of the KreweDelusion parade on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The mission of the Krewe of King James: the Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers is to "... Read more

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