Jelly Roll Justice is going to New York to catch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presenting “Jazz Meets Clave” (Thursday through Saturday, October 21st through the 23rd, in the Rose Theatre). Jelly Roll will then attend the “Smokin' Jazz Sessions of Chucho Valdés with The Afro-Cuban Messengers” (Friday and Saturday, October 22nd and 23rd in the Allen Room).
On this week’s program, we preview the upcoming Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, held annually by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. In addition to music from the likes of Irma Thomas, Brother Tyrone and Cyril Neville, Luther Kent talks about discovering the music of Benny Latimore, and Ernie Vincent gives us the lowdown on the blues.
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum will host the Words In Food Symposium: "Eating in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Basin" on October 2-3. Topics include everything from rum to the cultural impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, with speakers like James Carville, Nancy Castillo, Windell Curole, and many more.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Don Jamison Heritage School of Music will hold auditions on Saturday, October 2 beginning at 10 a.m. Auditions are open to ages 11 to 17 from the greater New Orleans area.
A small crowd gathered to see a wild eyed madman torture his guitar until it bled the truth, in red white and blue.
I sat back in the shadows fearing his laser beam eyes would sear a hole through my brain. My head was dizzy and my soul was on fire as the first tones shot from his weapon (cleverly disguised as a flat top guitar)..
In the upcoming weeks, Your Insomniac Blues Show will be informing listeners of a Locally Produced/Directed Feature Film en-titled "Cure for the Crash". Stay Tuned to this Blog for information about the Feature Film Screened during the New Orleans Film Festival October 16th @ Canal Place and October 19th @ Prytania Theatre...
On Nov. 8 and 13, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University honored Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, one of the most important partnerships in the history of rock and roll. Check out our blog posts and photos from the event!