Who is your favorite singer? New Orleans based, male and female. I use the word “favorite” purposely first of all because choosing the “best” of anything is such a subjective thing, and then also to spotlight lesser-known or hardly-mentioned singers who might be just as good as the high-profile names who might have appeared on TV somewhere or in a local publi
WWOZ will broadcast Saturday May 16 (noon-9:30p) and Sunday May 17 (noon-8:30p) from the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo. We're broadcasting from the Orleans Stage, and the acts include Dumpstaphunk, Wild Magnolias, & the NO Suspects, among others.
Wilson Anthony "Boozoo" Chavis (1930-2001) of Lake Charles, LA with a live version of "Johnny Billy Goat" (or "Johnny Ma Cabrille"). Chavis, nicknamed the "Creole Cowboy" for his signature C&W attire, was a force in zydeco from the mid-1950s until his death in 2001.
Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Roadshow do "Foot Of Canal Street" during a Threadheads benefit concert at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington DC, June 3, 2010. With Big Sam, Alex McMurray, Debbie Davis, and a number of other familiar faces.
Audubon Zoo is hosting a special fete for mothers, and Irma Thomas is headlining! Mother to four children herself, Thomas will take the stage at the Zoo at 2:30pm on Sunday for a special 90-minute set that's geared towards mothers and full of personal anecdotes. Entry is free for moms to this decades-old Audubon Zoo tradition.