This is not your typical street food. FoodFest will fill four blocks with hometown delicacies from across the country! WWOZ will be there with Mango Freeze, Mango Rhumbas (packed with a Caribbean punch) and our WWOZ cookbook "That Sounds Good!" at our tent near the Main Stage at the Old U.S. Mint!
When Robert Johnson recorded his song “Crossroad Blues”, he was not singing about some nondescript intersection, he was singing about a very specific place in the flat delta plain between the Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers. A place known by all and visited by only a very few.
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New Orleans is experiencing a culinary renaissance throughout the city. In addition to that, neighborhoods throughout New Orleans are being revitalized with old architecture being given new life. Today’s program will focus on one such area along an 8-block stretch of Freret Street in the uptown section of New Orleans, between Napoleon and Jefferson, where restaurants, music venues and businesses are opening.
Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson is a saxophone player who regularly graces the WWOZ studio, and stages around the world, with his huge spirit and all-embracing smile. He recently suffered a stroke and this Saturday, March 23rd, an all-star cast of New Orleans musicians will perform at the Howlin' Wolf to benefit Wess and his family.
You can get a taste of the groove to come with the likes of Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses, the Mario Abney Quintet, and Lena Prima. These tracks are some of our favorites from the many fantastic live performances that the WWOZ engineers recorded for your listening pleasure this year. Check em' out!