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Best of Bonnaroo 2014 a recap

Mon, 09/22/14
Authored by Ol' Man River
  Fall arrives tonight and with the end of summer I thought it be a great time to review the  experience of Bonnaroo this summer. The Boudin Man and Old Man River attended 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival held on June 12 through 15. This was Old Man River's first time ... Read more

Hurray for the Riff Raff at 2014 Americana Music Awards

Mon, 09/22/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2014 Americana Music Awards were held on September 17 at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium (home of the Grand Ole Opry). New Orleans' Hurray for the Riff Raff was nominated for Best Emerging Artist but lost out to Sturgill Simpson. However, HFRR did play their song ... Read more

Galactic featuring Maggie Koerner, "Dolla Diva"

Mon, 09/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
If you haven't caught Galactic with singer Maggie Koerner (or even if you have!), check out this video recorded earlier his year at Freebird Live, a Jacksonville, Florida music venue. The song, "Dolla Diva" was written by Koerner and David Shaw of the Revivalists.   Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 09/25/14

Sun, 09/21/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Label Start Time 1 From The Back Side (Part 1) Sons Of Funk 02:48 ...King Funk (Rare, Fast & Hard. 24 Essential Funk Cuts From The Label That Gave Birth To The Music) V A   2014/9/26 22:01:42 ... Read more

World Journey 09/20/14

Sat, 09/20/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Label Start Time 1 Voaste Tiharea 04:25 TIHAREA   2014/9/20 16:01:54 2 A2 Mosotho Focholo Frestat Tau ea Lesotho 03:21 Nyatsi tioha pela'ka   2014/9/20 16:06:33 3 ... Read more

Victor Goines at the Chicago Humanities Festival

Sat, 09/20/14
Authored by David Stafford
New Orleans-born clarinetist, saxophonist, and educator Victor Goines presents a "clarinet-centric" version of New Orleans music history in this hour-long presentation at the Chicago Humanities Festival. Combining interview and performance, Goines demonstrates the evolution ... Read more

Michael Doucet, Aly Bain, and Ricky Skaggs, "Jolie Blonde"

Thu, 09/18/14
Authored by David Stafford
BeauSoleil founder Michael Doucet, Aly Bain, and Ricky Skaggs do "Jolie Blonde", arguably the most famous Cajun song of all time. The video dates from 1998 and second of the Transatlantic Sessions, a British production of collaborative live performances by folk and country ... Read more

Jazz In the Park, Season 6

Tue, 09/16/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
This week will wrap up the sixth season of Jazz In the Park on Thursday, October 30, from 4-8pm. Featured artists include Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins and Joseph S. Clark High School Marching Band. Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band & the Del McCoury Band, "I'll Fly Away"

Tue, 09/16/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a felicitous mix of jazz and bluegrass: the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band perform the gospel standard "I'll Fly Away" on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2011. The track appeared on the album American Legacies: Preservation Hall Jazz Band ... Read more

Cosimo Matassa Within New Orleans' History

Mon, 09/15/14
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Cosimo Matassa was born in the US in 1926, a single generation after a vigilante mob stormed the parish prison to lynch and shoot eleven Italians prisoners to death.  The mob violence was a message to the rising political power of the newly immigrated Italian community; “ge... Read more

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