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This week we bring you Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart’s Muscle Theory, recorded live at French Quarter Fest 2013. We sit down with Alvin to talk about his upbringing, songwriting, and one of his greatest mentors, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown. We also meet up with Tim Sweetwood of the Bowery Presents South to talk about their collaboration with the newly reopened Civic Theatre.
WWOZ's show hosts score a lot of great interviews with musicians and other people of note, in which they discuss not only music, but their careers and lives. Now the best of these conversations are available on demand and as podcasts in a new feature: The WWOZ Interview. So far, we've talked with Cyril Neville, Ingrid Lucia, Papa John Gros, Chris Rose, Bobby Rush & Doctor John, and more.
Nicholas Payton stars in this week's edition of Thursday Night Swingin', a concert series from WWOZ and Prime Example that allows patrons to enjoy legends of modern New Orleans jazz in an intimate, neighborhood lounge setting.
"Rockers" is the latest edition of "Musically Speaking", a series of music-themed movie and documentary screenings, curated/hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Press Street, Charitable Film Network, and WWOZ.
Last Wednesday night, New Orleans music took over the world of late-night TV talk shows. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (no online video yet, but we're hoping!), and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band did "That's It!", the title track of their new album, on Jimmy Kimmel Live:
This Sunday, September 15, five New Orleans brass bands play a benefit concert to help the family of Hot 8 Brass Band drummer Samuel "Lil Sammy" Cyrus pay for funeral expenses following the untimely recent deaths of his mother and brother.
On any given night in New Orleans, you’re likely to find a place with live music and free food. Sometimes it’s red beans and trad jazz, other times it’s BBQ and the blues. On this week’s program, it’s curry and the Pocket brass of Magnetic Ear, an ensemble headed by Martin Krusche, a sax player from Munich who now makes his home in the 9th ward of New Orleans.