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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

Jarekus Singleton 'Crime Scene'

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. Today, we're featuring Jarekus Singleton performing 'Crime Scene.' This is one of the track... Read more

The Funky Meters with Allen Toussaint 'Ride Your Pony'

Thu, 10/06/16
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. Today, we're featuring one of Allen Toussaint's final performances in his hometown as he jo... Read more

Smokey Johnson + Lionel Ferbos 'One Note At A Time' sneak peek

Wed, 10/05/16
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

Bobby Rush 'Hoochie Coochie Man'

Wed, 10/05/16
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 Bobby Rush performing a 'Hoochie Coochie Man' medley at Blues & BBQ in 2014. America... Read more

2016 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest

Tue, 10/04/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 11th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, happening October 14-16 at Lafayette Square, announced their 2016 lineup yesterday. This free festival happens just as the weather starts to cool down again, making it the perfect time to head to the CBD for great music and de... Read more

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