What follows is a fun interview with Marci Schramm, Executive Director of
French Quarter Festivals, Inc., and story about her flagship festival that I
wrote last year. Now’s the time to start thinking about the party because
this year’s Fest is only 2 weeks away! First, ...
Note this video is NSFW--it contains an F-bomb at about 3:50. Marianne
Faithfull does John Lennon's "Working Class Hero" on the New York City
soundstage show Sessions at West 54th. It aired late at night on American PBS
stations (apparently including the F-bomb) in 2000. Fa...
When the river starts to rise from all the snow melting up north, it's time
for live outdoor music to make its return! Jazz In the Park at Armstrong Park
relaunches in just under a month with a stellar lineup of free weekly
concerts running mid-April to mid-June. Kicking of...
The Congo Square Rhythms Festival returns this weekend, March 21-22. The
festival takes places at Congo Square inside Armstrong Park and is free to
enter. Congo Square Fest highlights the music and dance of Africa, the
Caribbean, the American Gulf South and beyond, along wi...
Led by singer/poet Tarriona Ball, Tank and the Bangas play Sunday, March 22
at the Congo Square New World Rhythm Festival. Here, they perform "Crazy"
(with a couple brief interview segments) live at the Joy Theater in 2014,
part of the "This Is NOLA" concert series. Word to...
An Andy J Forest original song performed by Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, and
shot in 2013 at the Crescent City Boxing Gym at 3101 Erato St in Central
City. With Andy J Forest on vocals & harmonica, Washboard Chaz, and St. Louis
Slim on guitar.
During March 2014, Irish Jazz singer Tara O’Grady found herself, as one
does, on an Irish Channel parade float, throwing cabbages and potatoes to
crowds on Magazine Street while singing Danny Boy.
“I was completely unaware that there was an Irish community in New