Tune in this week for music by the Ed Barrett Trio as well as Twangorama. In addition to an hour of guitar-centric music on this program, we visit Bart Bell (Crescent Sausage and Pie Company), one of the local chefs competing in the upcoming New Orleans Navy Week Cook off. We meet with comedian Chris Trew from The New Movement Theater, an improv-school and comedy venue.
The Lower 9th Ward Village has been a hub of volunteer activity and neighborhood building since federal levee failures in the wake of Hurricane Katrina devastated its home neighborhood in 2005. Now a series of unfortunate circumstances has put the future of this vital neighborhood resource in jeapordy. This Friday the Lower 9th Ward Village will be holding a benefit concert featurin
Founding member of Galactic (and Garage A Trois, Dragon Smoke, and his eponymous Trio, etc), Met'ry's own Stanton Moore is also a teacher who "travels around the world teaching New Orleans drumming, writes a regular column for drumming magazines, and releases instructional books and videos".
If you missed their set at Jazz Fest, check out his hour-and-ten minute performance by Hurray For The Riff Raff in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on April 3, 2014, part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook.
Nelson Joseph Thompson, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in New Orleans at the age of 63. Mr. Thompson, Sr., a lifelong New Orleanian, was the Flag Boy of the White Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe and President of the Money Wasters Social Aid & Pleasure Club.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has released eleven videos from Sync Up 2014, with a total run time of 10+ hours. If you were too distracted by Jazz Fest to attend, here they are. The Sync Up Conference is New Orleans' top forum for entertainment industry leaders, covering music, film and digital media from the perspective of independent artists.
Really enjoyed this beautifully produced new video by filmmaker James DeMaria, the title track of Tricia Boutté and Paul Longstreth's Oh New Orleans, Here I Come! According to DeMaria, the song is about Tricia's yearly pilgrimage home from Norway for FQF, Jazz Fest, and to see her family.