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Rhythm Room 05 01 15

Sat, 05/02/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
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New, Unreleased James Booker Tracks

Fri, 05/01/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
I'm really excited about my show tonight (Friday, May 1, from 10p to midnight). You'll be able to hear the premiere of tracks that James Booker did sessions on in the early 70's in California. These have never been released or even heard since they were recorded!I'll also b... Read more

BILL'S 2015 JAZZ FEST PICKS - DAY V

Fri, 05/01/15
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  There are only 3 days left for this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet, but there is still a plethora of players to appreciate: As many of you know, I have a particular fondness for lovely and tale... Read more

Jazz Fest 2015, Day 4 Photo Highlights

Fri, 05/01/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a few of our favorite photos from Day 4 of Jazz Fest, and for a whole bunch more, click here: JAZZ FEST PHOTOS HIGHLIGHTS.The Idlewild String Confederation. Photo by Jennifer Brady.Young Cheyenne Mardi Gras Indians 4 of Jazz Fest 2015. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. Read more

Vegetarian at Jazz Fest

Thu, 04/30/15
Authored by Carrie
Louisianans love their meat and seafood, a fact that's reflected in the Jazz Fest food lineup. However, there are some great vegetarian options at the festival if you're willing to do a little digging (and walking). See below for the meatless side of festival food in 2015: ... Read more

Playlists –- Now it can be told..

Thu, 04/30/15
Authored by Raymond Kent
The complete playlist for last week's Friday morning set wasn't displayed on the morning of the show.  Here it is: The Soul Ride Playlist – Friday April 24th, 2015 Artist                        Title                        Album       Time played Tanya & Dorise      Hall... Read more

Complete playlist for April 17th, 2015

Wed, 04/29/15
Authored by Raymond Kent
You might not have seen or been able to find the complete playlist online, so here it is: The Soul Ride playlist, Friday, April 17th, 2015 Artist                        Title                        Album              Tal Wilkenfeld         Serendipity         transformati... Read more

Jazz Fest Food

Tue, 04/28/15
Authored by Carrie
For some, the fantastic music at Jazz Fest is merely a bonus. They're there for the food. With over 60 vendors and a wide variety of cuisine, Jazz Fest time means good eatin'-- really good. To get your stomach rumbling, we've assembled just a few of the food highlights from... Read more

Jazz Fest 2015, Day 3 Photo Highlights

Mon, 04/27/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a few of our favorite photos from Day 3 of Jazz Fest, and for a whole bunch more, click here: JAZZ FEST PHOTOS HIGHLIGHTS.Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet 40th Anniversary, at the Sheraton Fais Do Do Stage.  Photo by leonastrassersteinberg.com.Otra at the Jazz & Herita... Read more

Jazz Fest 2015, Day 2 Photo Highlights

Sun, 04/26/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a few of our favorite photos from Day 2 of Jazz Fest, and for a whole bunch more, click here: JAZZ FEST PHOTOS HIGHLIGHTS.Shamarr Allen with Treme Brass Band. Photo by Bill Sasser Kenny Garrett Quintet in the Jazz Tent.  Photo by leonastrassbergsteiner.com. The Wee T... Read more

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