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On today’s program, we jump into a car with the one and only Walter Wolfman Washington for an hour of not just music but also a road trip to a local clothing store. Tune in as we drive and talk about music, shoes, and his music mentors. I also stop by Willie Mae’s Scotch House for a taste of food worthy of a James Beard Award.
Three stages and twenty-one bands are scheduled for the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, June 9-10 at the U.S. Mint. A special guest this year will be D.L. Menard, the eighty year-old Cajun music legend, will make his first appearance at the fest. C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band will also be making their first appearance at this event.
Those of us in New Orleans who are up on our Irish mythology might recognize ‘Áine’ as the name of the Irish goddess of summer, wealth and sovereignty, but those of us up on the Irish musicians playing in New Orleans might recognize Áine O’ Doherty as the name of one of the newest, and best additions to our city’s Celtic music tapestry.
Come on out to this Friday to the first of Tipitina's many Foundation Free Fridays! 18+ and no cover, where else could you want to be this summer? The series kicks off this Friday, June 8th with the T.I.P. Interns, Los Poboycitos and Mas Mamones.
Known as the “rock and roll detective,” New Orleans native, guitarist, singer-songwriter and private investigator Gary Bruce Hirstius died at his home in Metairie on May 25. Gary was well-known for his soulful lyrics and sandpaper vocals. He left behind an expansive musical catalogue in which his spirit and legacy lives on.