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Big Honors for Local Artists

Wed, 09/28/16
Three of New Orleans homegrown have received big national awards in the last few months. WWOZ would like to extend a hearty congratulations to Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, and Wynton Marsalis for their recent prestigious wins. Wynton Marsalis w... Read more

Meet the new Thursday show hosts

Wed, 09/28/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Happy to announce our new Thursday show hosts! Though they're in new slots, you'll likely recognize their names and voices as all are longtime WWOZ volunteers and have hosted or subbed other shows for years. Ms. Smalls will kick off our Thursday schedule on the Midnight Mus... Read more

In Memoriam: Joe Clay

Tue, 09/27/16
"Father of rockabilly" and Harvey native Joe Clay passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Monday, September 26, 2016. Clay was born Claiborne Joseph Cheramie in 1939 but it was under his stage name that he rose to prominence with hits like 'Ducktail,' 'Sixteen Ch... Read more

New music spotlight: New Orleans Suspects

Tue, 09/27/16
The New Orleans Suspects are a local five piece that formed in 2009 at the Maple Leaf. The five men who make up the Suspects have an impressively vast experience in New Orleans music, including time spent onstage and in the studio with the likes of the Neville Brothers, Jam... Read more

Video: Mike 'Soulman' Baptiste

Mon, 09/26/16
Mike 'Soulman' Baptiste really gets behind the song popularized by Sam & Dave, 'Soul Man,' at the 2015 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest. The 2016 Blues & BBQ Festival will be happening October 14-16 in Lafayette Square. You can also listen live on WWOZ! Read more

In Memoriam: Buckwheat Zydeco

Sat, 09/24/16
Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. passed away early on Saturday, September 24 at the age of 68. Dural rose to prominence as the leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, becoming synonymous with the band's name as he brought Louisiana zydeco music to an international audience. He performed t... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 09/23/16

Sat, 09/24/16
1 Aw' Mercy Booker T. & The MGs 02:39 Soul Dressing 2016/9/23 22:00:06 2 Time Will Tell Bunny Wailer 03:41 Retrospective 2016/9/23 22:02:52 3 Let It Shine Al Green 03:17 The Immortal Soul of Al Green - (Disc 4)=P&K 2016/9/23 22:06:26 4 You Turned Out The Light... Read more

Henry Butler 'Get Out Of My Life Woman'

Wed, 09/21/16
Happy birthday to Henry Butler, born September 21! Here's his performance of the great New Orleans hit 'Get Out Of My Life Woman' at WWOZ's Piano Night earlier this year. Read more

Sarah Quintana & the Mississippi River Band

Tue, 09/20/16
Check out a performance from the upcoming Shotgun Boogie series with Sarah Quintana & the Mississippi River Band performing 'Miss River.' Read more

New music spotlight: Bruce Daigrepont

Tue, 09/20/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Bruce Daigrepont continues to set the standard for traditional Cajun music on his latest, Bienvenue dans le Sud de la Louisiane (Welcome to South Louisiana). Released earlier this month, the album features fourteen original tracks played in the traditional Cajun dance hall ... Read more

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