Larry Bannock, Big Chief of the Golden Star Hunters Mardi Gras Indian tribe, passed away on April 30, 2014. Chief Bannock and the Golden Star Hunters had just performed at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Sunday, April 27.
Larry Fest, held on Saturday, May, 10, 2014, at the Mellow Mushroom of Covington, is a benefit concert and Home Brewer’s Competition dedicated to supporting local area charities. A portion of this year’s proceeds will go directly to help raise money for WWOZ. The event combines food, beer, and music supplied by the Red Wolf Brass Band at 4p and Guitar Slim, Jr. at 7p.
12:30-1:30, Forgotten Souls from the Jazz & Heritage Stage
2:50-3:45, Stanton Moore from the Jazz Tent
4:35-5:35, Bill Summers & Jazalsa from the Jazz & Heritage Stage
6:00-7:00, New Orleans Nightcrawlers from the Jazz & Heritage Stage
This week, we enjoy the sounds of Eric Lindell and Sunliners, recorded live in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens in City Park. During the program, we visit Eric at his home in Folsom, Louisiana to talk about his inspirations, the late greats, and the many connections between soul and country music. We also visit Morning Call, a coffee shop in City Park, for some hand-made beignets and a café au lait.
In 1995, the Iguanas (who play Friday at Jazz Fest) recorded "Lupita" at a session with the late Keith Keller at Chez Flames Studio on Annunciation St in the Lower Garden District. This clip from Robert Mugge's short film "Iguanas In The House", documents that session: