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!
The Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music is a free education program of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. It offers weekly instruction in jazz performance and theory by some of the best musicians and educators in the city. Auditions for Spring 2013 will take place on Saturday, January 12.
Grace & Mercy follows the tireless work of Marie Jose Poux, who runs an orphanage responsible for over 60 children, and her brother, Ben Constant, who is 'Mayor' of one of the largest tent cities in Port-au-Prince.