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Steve Riley And The Mamou Playboys, Tiny Desk Concert

Wed, 02/18/15
Authored by David Stafford
If you're kicking back and recovering from Mardi Gras, check out this four-song set by Grammy-nominated Cajun band Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, a 2011 Tiny Desk Concert from the NPR Music office. Set List: "Lyons Point" "Valse de Chagrin/Waltz of Sorrow" "Grand Isle" ... Read more

Dr. John & the Lower 911, "Big Bass Drum (On A Mardi Gras Day)"

Sun, 02/15/15
Authored by David Stafford
Back in July 2011, Dr. John played the Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut and gave this performance of "Big Bass Drum (On A Mardi Gras Day). Happy Carnival, y'all!   Read more

World Journey Carnival Edition

Sat, 02/14/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 I Am Paradise Alternative Quartet 03:53 We Muzik Vol. 3 Trinidad & Tobago 2015/2/14 16:05:53 2 Iko Iko Zap Mama 02:45 Mission Impossible 2 RETAIL 2015/2/14 16:10:22 ... Read more

Flow Tribe: Rolling with the Krewe of Endymion

Fri, 02/13/15
Authored by David Stafford
Endymion rolls tomorrow night; to get in the mood, ride shotgun with New Orleans funk-rockers Flow Tribe as they roll through New Orleans with the Krewe of Endymion last Mardi Gras.   Read more

Henry Butler, "Mardi Gras in New Orleans"

Tue, 02/10/15
Authored by David Stafford
Henry Butler with "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" from the Bourbon Street Music Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 19, 2012. This performance features blues guitarist Vasti Jackson as well as bassist Barry Stephenson and drummer Jamison Ross.     Read more

Henry Butler, "Mardi Gras in New Orleans"

Tue, 02/10/15
Authored by David Stafford
Henry Butler with "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" from the Bourbon Street Music Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 19, 2012. This performance features blues guitarist Vasti Jackson as well as bassist Barry Stephenson and drummer Jamison Ross.   Read more

Rhythm Room Mardi Gras Edition 02 13 15

Tue, 02/10/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Carnival Baby Square one 04:03 Soca 2015/2/13 22:00:58 2 Shallow Water Flaming Arrows 04:08 Here Come The Indians Now 2015/2/13 22:05:43 3 Calypso Music Sa... Read more

Jo-El Sonnier, Cajun Storytellers performance

Mon, 02/09/15
Authored by David Stafford
Congratulations to Rayne, LA native and Cajun music pioneer Jo-El Sonnier on his Grammy win in the Best Regional Roots album category for his 2013 release The Legacy. Here he is in the Allons Danser Studios with a 7-song episode of Cajun Storytellers.     Set List: "J'ai E... Read more

2015 French Quarter Fest Lineup Announced

Fri, 02/06/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
We may be in the middle of Carnival season but there's already plenty to look forward to this spring! French Quarter Fest announced its 2015 lineup yesterday, and the weekend looks to be full of familiar names, as well as some exciting new ones, with over 1400 artists takin... Read more

Smoking Time Jazz Club, "I Lost My Gal From Memphis" at the Musicians Village

Fri, 02/06/15
Authored by David Stafford
Recorded live outside at Jimbino's Vegan Cafe in the Musician's Village, here's the Smoking Time Jazz Club with "I Lost My Gal From Memphis," from their new album Everything Is Righteous. FYI, Jimbino is a "jack of all trades" a painter, a musician (he often plays clarinet ... Read more

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