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The Pine Leaf Boys, "Eunice Two-Step"

Mon, 11/03/14
Authored by David Stafford
The Pine Leaf Boys perform "Eunice Two-Step" from their 2010 album Back Home live at the 2011 Pickathon Pumphouse Sessions in Portland, Oregon. "Pumphouse" refers to a 10'x10' pumphouse/venue in the middle of the woods on the festival grounds at Pickathon, an indie/roots mu... Read more

Delfeayo and Ellis Marsalis, Performance and Interview

Sat, 11/01/14
Authored by David Stafford
In this half-hour-long clip produced by the Voice of America, Delfeayo Marsalis and his father Ellis perform with their quartet at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz club in Bethesda, Maryland. They also sit down with Beyond Category host Eric Felten to talk about New Orleans and th... Read more

Avett Brothers, "Bring Your Love To Me"

Thu, 10/30/14
Authored by David Stafford
This video for the Avett Brothers song "Bring Your Love To Me", from their 2013 album Magpie and the Dandelion, employs the ancient art of shadow puppetry. Created by Hobey Ford (winner of puppetry's highest honor, the UNIMA Citation of Excellence, and recipient of three Ji... Read more

The New Orleans Bingo! Show, "New Orleans"

Wed, 10/29/14
Authored by David Stafford
From the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, here's Clint Maedgen of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with his musical game show cabaret: The New Orleans Bingo! Show, performing "New Orleans."   Read more

New Orleans Social Club, "Fortunate Son"

Tue, 10/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
Ivan Neville and the New Orleans Social Club offer up a funky version of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic "Fortunate Son", from their Austin City Limits appearance in October 2006. The song originally appeared on CCR's 1969 album Willy and the Poor Boys.   Read more

The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records

Mon, 10/27/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
Paramount records was integral to the development of jazz and blues music in the United States. Founded in 1917 as a furniture store that included phonograph players in their furniture sales, Paramount quickly morphed into one of the most important record labels in American... Read more

Flow Tribe, "Back And Forth"

Mon, 10/27/14
Authored by David Stafford
Brand new video, just published this week: New Orleans-based funk-rock band Flow Tribe performs "Back And Forth," a track from their new Alligator White EP, live at Tipitina's. Flow Tribe will be playing at Voodoo Fest on November 1.   Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist

Mon, 10/27/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Monkey in a sack Lil' Buck & the Top Cats 03:31 V./A. - Movements Vol.5 2014/10/31 22:02:32 2 04. Believe copy Black Merda 04:31 Believe 2014/10/31 22:06:34 3 ... Read more

The Grateful Dead, Live 1978

Sat, 10/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, fifty-four minutes of selected tracks from a Grateful Dead show recorded on November 24, 1978 at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ. Among the songs included here are: "Estimated Prophet," "Shakedown Street," "Ollin Arageed," "Fire On The ... Read more

A Tale of Two Musical Cities.

Thu, 10/23/14
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
“There are two great cities in America,” said Larry Kirwan, founder and front-man of legendary progressive Celtic rock band, Black 47. “One is New York City; the other is New Orleans.” On Nov. 8, 2014,  Black 47 will headline the Irish Network- New Orleans (IN-NOLA) Famine ... Read more

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