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Video premiere: 'Feufollet' from Katy Hobgood Ray & the Confetti Park Players

Wed, 06/01/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
World premiere! Check out this super cute and beautifully animated video from Katy Hobgood Ray & the Confetti Park Players for 'Feufollet.' This song is from their album We’re Going to Confetti Park, a whimsical, magical CD of original children’s songs inspired by life in L... Read more

New music spotlight: Tuba Skinny

Tue, 05/31/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tuba Skinny is a traditional jazz band that formed in New Orleans in 2009. Since then, the group has evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences aroud the world. Drawing on a ... Read more

Cole Williams Band, "Little Me"

Tue, 05/31/16
Authored by David Stafford
The Cole Williams Band performs 'Little Me' live at WWOZ on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Cole is an enthusiastic supporter of WWOZ who also volunteers with the station. She and her band showed their support as one of the many New Orleans artists who performed for our spring ple... Read more

Ol' Man River's Second Day at Del Fest

Sun, 05/29/16
Authored by Ol' Man River
Friday May 27th was the second day of Del Fest 2016. It was an incredible festival day filled with some amazing music and a few weather surprises. My day started off at 10:45am with a wake up set from Grand Ole' Ditch at the intimate Music Hall Stage. There are three stages... Read more

World Journey 05 28 16

Sat, 05/28/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Brown Rice Man Determinations 03:31 Chat Chat Determination 2016/5/28 16:06:36 2 Ndiyenda Nkuunika ('I Walk in the Light') Malawi Mouse Boys 02:33 Forever Is 4 You 2016/5... Read more

Ol' Man River travels to Del Fest

Sat, 05/28/16
Authored by Ol' Man River
It's festival season all over the country and I am at Del Fest this weekend in Cumberland, MD. This is the 11th annual gathering of bluegrass greats both young and old. Del McCoury played with the legendary Bill Monroe in the 1960s and now leads a band with his two sons, Ro... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 05/27/16

Sat, 05/28/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Hector Makala Jazz Funk Band 03:38 Xake! 2016/5/27 22:01:22 2 Mighty Redeemer Justin Hinds & The Dominoes 02:29 Corner Stone 2016/5/27 22:05:17 3 08 Love Trai... Read more

5 things to know for 5/27

Fri, 05/27/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending May 27, 2016: 1) Festiva... Read more

Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival

Thu, 05/26/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The first ever Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival is happening this Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29. The festival kicks off on Friday with tours of Treme and the 7th Ward, panel discussions, and the Babydoll Bar Crawl through ten different libations spots. Tickets are r... Read more

Slidell Blues & Jazz Fest 5/28

Tue, 05/24/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Slidell Jazz & Blues Festival returns this Saturday, May 28, with a lineup that includes Amanda Shaw, Michael "Soulman" Baptiste & the Real Soul Band, Big Al & the Heavyweights, New Suit Band, Swingaroux Big Band, Don Thanars & Third Coast, Greg Barnhill, Ronnie Kole, a... Read more

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