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Hear Soul Sister's Archived Tribute to Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire

Thu, 02/11/16
Authored by Soul Sister
On Thursday, February 4, Maurice White, legendary founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died at the age of 74. I paid tribute to his influential work and sound by playing an all-Maurice White edition of my Soul Power show on February 6. I decided to highlight only my favorite EWF ... Read more

Bobby Rush, "Night Fishin'"

Wed, 02/10/16
Authored by David Stafford
Homer, Lousiana's Bobby Rush, a 2014 Blues and BBQ Fest headliner, performs the title track from his 2005 album Night Fishin' at Music City Roots Live from the Factory in Nashville on February 3, 2016. Read more

New music spotlight: Roar!

Wed, 02/10/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Roar! is a fun New Orleans-based duo that incorporates electronics into trombone, vocals, and live drumming into pop and punk music. The group has a sound reminiscent of a mishmash of unexpected artists-- Bjork, Portishead, Interpol, and Sylvan Esso. The mixes of loops and ... Read more

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones

Mon, 02/08/16
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones will perform at the Irish House on St. Charles Avenue as part of their U.S. St. Patrick’s Day Tour. A well-known ballad singer and songwriter, Derek Warfield is one of the founding members of the quintessential Irish Rebel band, The Wo... Read more

Make a free music video

Sat, 02/06/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ is once again teaming up with the New Orleans Video Access Center and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation to produce free music videos for local musicians. This program, now in its second year, pairs talented local filmmakers with students (age 17 & up) who want... Read more

World Journey Playlist Carnival Edition

Sat, 02/06/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Last Time (Triumph Riddim, Precision) "2015 Soca" Alternative Quartet 03:12   2016/2/6 16:07:32 2 Warriors Moana and the Moahunters 01:07 Rua 2016/2/6 16:11:03 3... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 02/06/16

Sat, 02/06/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Carnival Baby Square one 04:03 Soca 2016/2/5 22:02:44 2 Indians Here We Come Flaming Arrows 05:26 Here Come The Indians Now 2016/2/5 22:07:04 3 I Ate Up the A... Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, "Go To The Mardi Gras"

Thu, 02/04/16
Authored by David Stafford
How can you get more New Orleans? It's the Preservation Hall Jazz Band doing Professor Longhair's "Go To The Mardi Gras." And before you try to see the Zulu king "down on St. Claude and Dumaine," be advised: that intersection went away in the 1960s in the name of "urban ren... Read more

New music spotlight: T'Monde

Tue, 02/02/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Cajun musicians today still tend to come to the music through tradition, and T'Monde is no exception. This trio, made up of Drew Simon on accordion and vocals, Megan Brown on guitar and vocals, and Kelli Jones on fiddle and vocals, has a deep background in the Cajun traditi... Read more

Sonny Landreth & Zachary Richard, "Ay Ai Ai"

Mon, 02/01/16
From KRVS in Lafayette, it's Sonny Landreth with Cajun singer-songwriter-poet Zachary Richard on harmonica. They cover Clifton Chenier's "Ay Ai Ai," a track Landreth recorded for his 1993 album Down in Louisiana.    Read more

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