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Walter "Wolfman" Washington, "Can I Change My Mind"

Mon, 03/30/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's Walter "Wolfman" Washington in a beautifully shot live performance from last July's North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam. The YouTube poster mistakenly identifies the song as "Funk Is in the House"; it's actually a cover of the Tyrone Davis hit "Can I Change My Mind"... Read more

Muddy Waters, "I'll Put A Tiger In Your Tank" live, 1960

Fri, 03/27/15
Authored by David Stafford
Muddy Waters performs "I'll Put A Tiger In Your Tank" live at the Newport Jazz Festival in July 1960, one of three Willie Dixon songs he performed that day (the others were "I Got My Brand on You" and "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man").  Read more

The Music Box heads to City Park

Fri, 03/27/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The famous Music Box is taking a ride--or an airlift, to be more precise. The interactive kinetic musical structures are on the move! The musical houses will be landing at various sites around New Orleans for the rest of the year, hosting performances, artist talks, educati... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 0/27/15

Fri, 03/27/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Hot Fun in the Summertime Freddy Robinson 02:56 Hot Fun in the Summertime 2015/3/27 22:04:03 2 Trouble Frederick Knight 03:09 I've Been Lonely For So Long 2015/3/27 22:07... Read more

French Quarter Fest Films

Fri, 03/27/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
There is a smaller film festival inside the larger French Quarter Festival, with lots of great music-related films free and open to the public. Showings are at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, located at 616 St. Peter St. Read more

2015 French Quarter Fest Schedule

Fri, 03/27/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2015 French Quarter Fest schedule is right here. Click through for dates, stages, times, and performers. Read more

Alex McMurray, "You've Got To Be Crazy To Live In This Town"

Wed, 03/25/15
Authored by David Stafford
Alex McMurray sings "You've Got To Be Crazy To Live In This Town" with Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show. The performance happened at a Threadheads benefit concert held at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington DC, June 3rd, 2010.  Read more

The Largest Free Music Festival in the U.S. - French Quarter Fest!

Tue, 03/24/15
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  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, ... Read more

Marianne Faithfull, "Working Class Hero"

Mon, 03/23/15
Authored by David Stafford
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... Read more

Spring 2015 Jazz in the Park schedule announced

Mon, 03/23/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

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