I have been missing for two weeks and will be out for one more week. The last two I had work that kept me away from the city on Wednesday. This week while I will be working during the day I will be on Beale Street each evening for The International Blues Challenge. IBC is the largest gathering of blues band in the world.
At this year’s 54th Grammy awards, there were a slew of Louisiana musicians nominated in several different categories. Only one band took home the win (yay, Rebirth!) but you can still join us in congratulating all the nominees here!
Susan Robeson, granddaughter of the late, great Paul Robeson will be in WWOZ's studio Thursday morning to talk about her grandfather's life and music, & honoring his legacy through the Paul Robeson Foundation.
Tune in to the Traditional Jazz Show Thursday 9- 11 AM New Orleans time on WWOZ 90.7 FM.
We enjoy a full hour of the Iguanas, a band that brings together New Orleans Rock-n-Roll, Tex-Mex and Latin vibes. The recording took place at the Rock and Bowl and was a homecoming for a band that has played regular gigs there for over twenty years.This is the first time the band has played at the Rock and Bowl since its relocation.
Michael Hurtt believes you are never done with New Orleans. Although Hurtt has lived in Detroit since Hurricane Katrina and his guitarist J.D. Mark hangs his hat in Mississippi, they still manage to team up with New Orleans band members, steel and electric guitarist/banjo player Mitch Palmer and upright bass player John Trahey for regular tours and New Orleans dates. Next up, Carnival Time!
The feature-length music documentary "Duct Tape Messiah" comes to Chickie Wah Wah on Saturday, January 21, 2012. The film captures the life of legendary Texan crooner Blaze Foley, who died homeless and with no official albums released. Since his murder in 1989, Foley's music has been covered by Wilie Nelson, Merle Haggard, John Prine, Lyle Lovett, Nancy Griffith, and more.
We're still living in boxes, but the engineers and contractors are hard at work connecting, hammering and gluing the station back together! Cheer them on as they keep making the magic happen and check out some of the photos below as we continue to see changes in the upcoming weeks!