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5 things to know for 10/14-10/20

Fri, 10/14/16
1) It's a good weekend in New Orleans as the weather is cooling down and there's lots to do! The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest is happening Friday through Sunday at Lafayette Square. Check out the lineup here. If you can't make it down, we'll be video streaming live all we... Read more

Papa Mali 'Honey Bee'

Thu, 10/13/16
In anticipation of the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest this weekend, we're sharing some performance highlights from the last two years at the festival this week. Today's performance comes from Papa Mali in 2014. Read more

Meet the new New Orleans Music Show Hosts: Cole Williams & Derrick Freeman

Wed, 10/12/16
Happy to announce our new Tuesday and Wednesday New Orleans Music Show hosts! Cole Williams will be filling the show host seat on the Tuesday edition of the New Orleans Music Show, 11a-2p. In addition to her DJing skills, Cole fronts an African rock band with a pioneering s... Read more

Little Freddie King 'Bad News'

Wed, 10/12/16
In anticipation of the upcoming Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest (Oct. 14-16), we're sharing some performance highlights from the last two years at the festival this week. Today's performance comes from Little Freddie King with 'Bad News' last year at the festival. Read more

Farewell to Shooglenifty frontman and renowned Scottish fiddler Angus R. Grant.

Tue, 10/11/16
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
  Celtic music has lost a great musician with the recent passing of celebrated Lochaber fiddler Angus R. Grant, front man for the groundbreaking Celtic fusion group Shooglenifty. Grant passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 following a short illness at the age of 49. As a fo... Read more

Jazz & Heritage Foundation Awards $700,000 in Community Partnership Grants

Tue, 10/11/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation celebrated 254 Community Partnership Grant Winners at a ceremony at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on Monday, October 10. Over $700,000 was awarded to the grant recipients in four categories: - Louisiana-based non-... Read more

Morning Set Playlist 10/11/16

Tue, 10/11/16
1     8.Just a Closer Walk     Baby Face Willette     07:00     St. James Infirmary     2016/10/11 06:02:13 2     Little Sunflower     Dorothy Ashby     03:48     Afro-Harping     2016/10/11 06:09:31 3     Parking Lot Blues     Milt Jackson & The Monty Alexander Trio     05... Read more

Kenny Neal 'Blues, Leave Me Alone'

Tue, 10/11/16
In anticipation of the upcoming Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest (Oct. 14-16), we're sharing some performance highlights from the last two years at the festival this week. Today's performance comes from Kenny Neal and his song 'Blues, Leave Me Alone' in 2015. Read more

New music spotlight: Luke Winslow King

Tue, 10/11/16
The latest from New Orleans-based Luke Winslow King, I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always, tells the tale of a marriage gone south and the subsequent effects felt by Winslow-King. Much of it was written and recorded while the band was on tour in Italy in 2015, reflecting a ne... Read more

Excello Records Reunion 'Jambalaya On The Bayou'

Mon, 10/10/16
In anticipation of the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest this weekend, we'll be sharing some performance highlights from the last two years at the festival this week. Here's a performance of 'Jambalaya On The Bayou' during the Excello Records Reunion last year. Musicians onsta... Read more

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