We're excited to be live broadcasting from the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic for the first time. The two-day event features artists with close ties to North Mississippi Hill Country blues and includes all of the major contemporary artists with direct ties to R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, and Otha Turner. The Picnic happens June 26 and 27, near the corner of HWY 7 and HWY 310, about 15 miles north of Oxford MS.
Smoking Time Jazz Club performs Jelly Roll Morton's 1926 composition "New Orleans Bump" at The Music Box last April in City Park. The Music Box was a musical installation presented by the Helis Foundation which hosted orchestral performances, artist talks, educational workshops.
There's no shortage of summer fun in New Orleans. With so many great outdoor events in June, July, August, and September, and an average high temperature hovering just above 90 degrees during those months, it's imperative to keep your cool in the sun and crowds.
WWOZ works to bring the sounds of New Orleans to the world. This summer, we're heading to the Midwest and the East Coast to do just that with two special events featuring some of the best acts in New Orleans today.
The Andrew Duhon Trio performs "Sidestep Your Grave" from the 2013 album The Moorings. This is fresh stuff: it was recorded last week (June 3, 2015) at Music City Roots live from The Factory in Nashville.
The West Bank gets in on the live music action starting June 10 with the return of Wednesdays On The Point at Algiers Point. These free shows begin at 5:30pm and end at 8:30pm each Wednesday starting in June and running through July. The stage is set up right at the ferry landing, easily accessible from both the New Orleans Ferry and Chalmette Ferry.