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!
The 9th Annual Ponderosa Stomp takes place September 24-25 in New Orleans, featuring live music, a music history conference, a film series, and a record hop at various locations in New Orleans! This year's performers at the House of Blues include Honeyboy Edwards (pictured), Lil' Buck Sinegal, Duane Eddy, and many more.
Guitarist John Scofield will visit WWOZ at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 to chat with T.R. Johnson on Jazz from the French Market. Catch Sco' with the Piety Street Band (Jon Cleary, George Porter Jr., & Terence Higgins) this Saturday at Tipitina's.
My jazz education involved mostly artists who played instruments, not vocalists. There were really only three vocalists who were deemed by my mentor to be worthy of intense study: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan.
Drew Landry says it "isn't about me", it's about a song and a benefit. It's about saving South Louisiana and the Gulf Coast from washing away. It's about standing up for the people that are the real America, not the greed that leeches the life from the land. It's about getting his message out to the world.