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.
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.
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.
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 musicians from both sides of the Atlantic.
The third Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival concludes today. WWOZ will be there for a live over-the-air broadcast at 4p. We'll also be debuting a live video stream of the Ruthie Foster Band at 6:15 here on wwoz.org.
Temperatures are finally cooling off a bit, and that means it's time to get out to Armstrong Park's "Jazz in the Park" series! Season 6 started on September 4, but there are still plenty of great acts in the coming weeks, including, among many others, Kermit, Rebirth, Corey Henry (left), Cyril Neville, Erica Falls, and Stephanie Jordan. The shows run from 4-8pm each Thursday.
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 & The Del McCoury Band.