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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

Billy Delle + Little Freddie King 'One Note At A Time' sneak previews

Mon, 10/03/16
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

Smiley Lewis Tribute Tuesday night 7p

Mon, 10/03/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Smiley Lewis died 50 years ago Friday and in honor of his lasting influence on New Orleans music and R&B in general, WWOZ show host Neil Pellegrin will be sharing a Smiley Lewis tribute on his Tuesday night 1950s R&B show. The show will span 4-5 hours, running over into Dav... Read more

Dr. John 'One Note At A Time' sneak preview

Sun, 10/02/16
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

Rhythm Room Playlist 09/30/16

Sat, 10/01/16
Skokian Carlos Malcolm & His Afro-Jama 02:42 Skamania-The Sound Of The Soil 2016/9/30 22:00:22 2 The Warning Roy Tyler & New Directions 03:52 Three Way Calling 2016/9/30 22:03:21 3 Unlock Your Mind The Staples 03:21 Unlock Your Mind '78 2016/9/30 22:07:06 4 You Can Have Her ... Read more

A walk through Jivin' Gene's record collection

Fri, 09/30/16
The Record Raid at New Orleans Jazz Market is taking place on Saturday, October 1 from 10a-5p. The good folks from the Raid met up with one of their vendors and former WWOZ DJ Jivin' Gene at his home to get a walk through his vast record collection-- both what he'll have fo... Read more

Big Honors for Local Artists

Wed, 09/28/16
Three of New Orleans homegrown have received big national awards in the last few months. WWOZ would like to extend a hearty congratulations to Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, and Wynton Marsalis for their recent prestigious wins. Wynton Marsalis w... Read more

Meet the new Thursday show hosts

Wed, 09/28/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Happy to announce our new Thursday show hosts! Though they're in new slots, you'll likely recognize their names and voices as all are longtime WWOZ volunteers and have hosted or subbed other shows for years. Ms. Smalls will kick off our Thursday schedule on the Midnight Mus... Read more

In Memoriam: Joe Clay

Tue, 09/27/16
"Father of rockabilly" and Harvey native Joe Clay passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Monday, September 26, 2016. Clay was born Claiborne Joseph Cheramie in 1939 but it was under his stage name that he rose to prominence with hits like 'Ducktail,' 'Sixteen Ch... Read more

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