On this week’s program, we preview the upcoming Treme Culture Fest, a three-day event that celebrates one of New Orleans’ most beloved neighborhoods and talk brass bands with one of its natives, Kermit Ruffins.
The 2013 Voodoo Music Experience happens November 1-3 on four stages in City Park, with a lineup that includes mega rock bands like Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails, as well as local acts like the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, CC Adcock & the Lafayette Marquis, Fleur Debris, Flow Tribe, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, among many, many others.
The Whole Gritty City is a documentary premiering at this year's New Orleans Film Festival. The film, per its web site "tells the story of three New Orleans marching bands"--the Roots of Music Crusaders, the L.E.
An hour-long set of blues, featuring players like slide virtuoso Sonny Landreth, rabble rousers King James and the Special Men, roots rockers The Iguanas and many others. We also meet up with Scott Aiges, director of programs, marketing and communications at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation to talk about this years Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, taking place October 18th through the 20th.
This is actually "the Ernie K-Doe Official Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame Induction video", but the bulk of it consists of K-Doe performing a couple of songs (including "Mother-in-Law") at Jazz Fest, sometime during the 1980s.
Walking up to Lafayette Square there's blues guitar playing, beer drinking and as a cool fall breeze polishes your face it's inherently evident where the barbeque is coming from. It's that time of the year... the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival!
Good afternoon OZillians. This summer I had the oppurtunity to embark on a road trip to the far off land of the West Coast. Upon my journey I met countless of wonderful folks, some of whom knew and loved WWOZ. This was an unsuprising suprise, since we are the greatest station in the nation... But I digress.