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!
“My biggest mistake in life was to not be born in South Louisiana,” said Jim Hobbs, one of the Sunday afternoon hosts of the Cajun and Zydeco show. Raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Jim came to New Orleans in 1973 thinking he would stay a couple of years, but he’s still here, and has been on air at WWOZ since the mid-1990s.
WWOZ presents the Johnny Sansone Band as part of the Smoke-Free Live Broadcast series from Ruby’s Roadhouse on the Northshore, sponsored by Let’s Be Totally Clear on January 21st. Tune in and enjoy the music, and if you're in the neighborhood, come on out and breathe in some fresh air and sweet tunes!