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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

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/07/16

Sat, 10/08/16
1 Look-Ka Py Py The Bacao Rhythm and Steel Ban 02:46 Mocambo Funk Fourty Fives 2016/10/7 22:02:07 2 Brother Moses Smote The Water The Sojourners 03:51 The Sojourners 2016/10/7 22:05:01 3 This Train Buckwheat Zydeco 03:41 Five Card Stud 2016/10/7 22:08:47 4 I Love You For Sen... Read more

Ruthie Foster 'Brand New Day'

Fri, 10/07/16
In anticipation of the upcoming Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest (Oct. 14-16), we'll be sharing some performance highlights from the last two years at the festival in the coming days. Here's Ruthie Foster performing 'Brand New Day' last year. Read more

New Orleans Film Fest 10/12-10/20

Fri, 10/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Film Fest is back and bigger than ever. Its 27th incarnation will run from Wednesday, October 12 to Thursday, October 20. The festival will again feature many films by local filmmakers and films that are especially of local interest, plus a few with music as... Read more

Shelton 'Shakespear' Alexander + Clarke Peters 'One Note At A Time' extras

Fri, 10/07/16
The New Orleans Film Fest is coming and one of the featured films this year is One Note At A Time, sharing the story of musicians as they returned to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and dedicated their lives to keeping the music and culture alive. This week, we'll be fe... Read more

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