Behind the Curtain: 34 Years of WWOZ 90.7 is an evening-length celebration of New Orleans music, including: Davell Crawford's tribute to James Booker, Ivan Neville's tribute to the Neville Brothers, featuring Nick Daniels, Tony Hall, Raymond Weber, and some very special guests, plus DJ Soul Sister.
Mia Borders, pictured above in the WWOZ studio last week as part of our Fall Membership Drive, reinvents Justin Timberlake's 2002 song "Cry Me a River." This is the first installment of her "15 Week Challenge, Part II": every Friday, she'll post a new video of her take on a classic cover.
The Hosting Improvising Performers Festival (HIP Fest) is an annual meeting of prominent national and international musical improvisers and the New Orleans improvised music community. 2014 HIP Fest will be November 11 & 12 and includes musicians like Rob Mazurek, Aurora Nealand, Simon Lott, William Parker, James Singleton and many more.
As Bobby Rush mentions in the opening of the video below, today (Novemember 10, 2014) is his 81st birthday. The video was recorded in HD with broadcast quality audio by WWOZ at the 2014 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival.
Left-handed R&B guitarist Barbara Lynn recorded this song, her first, at Cosimo Matassa's French Quarter studio in 1962 with session musicians including one Mac Rebennack. It went to #1 on the R&B charts and hit the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
WWOZ New Orleans is coming to the San Francisco area and wants to party with you! If happen to be in the Bay Area, please join us for live music and New Orleans-style food at The Boom Boom Room on Friday November 14 from 5:30-7:30p.Your $10 donation at the door gets you live music by Victor Little Trio, food by Cajun Pacific Restaurant and a chance to win a Brass Pass to Jazz Fest!