Along with all the fantastic music, there are some great special events at
French Quarter Fest this weekend (April 10-13). In particular, there's a
great lineup of films and speakers, all of which are, like the rest of FQF,
Film Festival at French Quarter Fest...
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Robin Barnes performs tomorrow, April 11, on the "Esplanade in the Shade" at
the Mint during French Quarter Fest 2014, from which WWOZ will be live
broadcasting. Here she is doing "What a Wonderful World" at the New Orleans
Meet David Paquette, one of the players at this year's Piano Night. Here he
is doing Irving Berlin's "Walking Stick & Something"; there's some
biographical information below.
From Paquette's Reverbnation page:
David Paquette is an International Jazz Pianist whose care...
The late, great Snooks Eaglin is in fine form and accompanied by George
Porter Jr. in these videos from at the Lone Star Roadhouse in New York. The
venue existed from 1989-92 (it was a successor to the Lone Star Cafe,
1976-1989) ); this, combined with the fact that most of ...
Here's an entertaining way to spend an hour this weekend: the Skatalites,
live at the Church House Inn in Providence, RI, 1990. The minute-or-so long
black-and-white introduction, outlining the Skatalites' importance, suggests
it was recorded for TV.
Eric Lindell, rolling down the streets of New Orleans in mule cart, gives a
soulful blues-rock reading of "Bayou Country," a song he attributes to Luther
Kent and Duke Bardwell. Bardwell, of Baton Rouge and Elvis' one-time bass
player, was Kent's cousin. Kent's band Cold Gr...
The Radiators give a lovely performance of Bob Dylan's "You Ain't Goin'
Nowhere" at The Bottom Line, the legendary and now-defunct Greenwich Village
venue, on February 21, 1991. Dylan wrote this much-covered song (with notable
versions by the Byrds, Joan Baez, Earl Scruggs...
2014 Piano Night happens April 28 at the House of Blues New Orleans, and
Ellis will be in the building! Check him out doing "Love for Sale" at the
Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival in July 1992. Vitoria-Gasteiz is the second
largest city in the Basque region of Spain.