On this week’s program, we enjoy an hour of Evan Christopher, recorded live at Clever Wine Bar in Mid-City. During the program, Evan and I talk about New Orleans, the clarinet and some of his musical heroes.
Here's a little trad jazz gem: a set of songs by the Original Tuxedo Jazzband, recorded in 1964 in Baden Baden, Germany. That's bandleader Albert "Papa" French on banjo; clarinetist Joseph "Cornbread" Thomas also handles vocals.
The legendary bluesman John Smith Hurt, AKA Mississippi John Hurt (~1892-1966), left sharecropping for a brief recording career with Okeh Records in 1928, cutting 78s like "Frankie" and "Avalon Blues". The records didn't sell, and Hurt eventually returned to farming. Decades later, he was rediscovered and recorded again in the mid-1960s.
A deep down full flavored Louisiana classic from our friends at Martinique Bistro. Like a gumbo, this soup tastes best in the days after it’s first been made when all the seasonings have time to meld and balance. A great dish for a casual gathering anytime!
This year's Bayou Boogaloo happens May 16-18. The festival lineup includes Big Freedia, Eric Lindell, The Iguanas, Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys and many more. WWOZ will be broadcasting live, schedule TBA.
Students from the Miller-McCoy Academy will perform live in the WWOZ studio at noon on May 15th for the next edition of Cuttin' Class, a series of live in-studio performances by middle and high school age students from the Greater New Orleans area.
Sasha Masakowski sang on the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center in DC last November, with guitarist Cliff Hines in the art-rock project "Cliff & Sasha". According to Masakowski's web site, they have recorded an album to be released in the fall of 2014.
In a special edition of this week’s program we meet up with some of the chefs, cooks and other culinary caretakers in the city. Tee Eva fills us in on some recipes secrets, chef Susan Spicer shares her influences from Bayona, and Benjamin Wicks of Mahoney’s disarms us with the Peacemaker Po-Boy. For the music, we serve up Snooks Eaglin, the Pfister Sisters and Groovesect.