WWOZ will be live broadcasting "The Deacon and The Doctor": Deacon John & the Ivories with special guest Dr. John from the Baton Rouge High School Auditorium on Saturday, January 16 at 7:30. The show is a benefit for Baton Rouge High School's Radio, TV, Journalism, and Theatre Arts Programs.
If you have an hour this weekend, check out this vintage PBS special featuring the late, great Chet Atkins and guests including Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, the Everly Brothers, Mark Knopfler and more. See below for the set list.
New Orleans is rich with stirring female vocalists these days and here's a new one to add to the list-- Miss MEC released her first solo EP, So Damn True, in December. Miss MEC, also known as Michelle Cunningham, has a voice well-suited for the 1950s and '60s-inspired music she reaches into.
Carnival is here again! The annual kickoff to the official Carnival season, Twelfth Night (also known as Epiphany), is January 6 and a number of public events are happening around New Orleans to celebrate its arrival.
WWOZ will live broadcast the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's fifth annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jazz Tribute Concert from Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel on Friday, January 15. The concert, titled "Jazz & the Civil Rights Movement," features three outstanding performers: vocalists Mary Stallings and Charles Turner, and saxophonist Ernie Watts. Admission is free and the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. following a brief program.
Lafayette Cajun band T' Monde ("little world" or "little people") plays old fashioned music ranging from the early 1900's to present day. Here they perform "Tracasse Pas" on KRVS Local Produce Live. Members include Drew Simon (accordion/vocals), Kelli Jones-Savoy (fiddle/vocals) and Megan Brown (guitar/vocals).