The 2014 edition of the Central City Festival happens from 11a to 6p on Saturday, November 15 in the 1600 block of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Music with be provided by the Honorable South and the Free Agents Brass Band, and Big Freedia will lead an attempt to set a twerking world record.
On November 16, Irvin Mayfield will host a concert titled "From the Bayou to the Bay" for one night only at Cal Performances’ Zellerbach Hall at the University of California, Berkeley. The performance will feature a special presentation of NOJO favorites and New Orleans classics performed by Mayfield, the NOJO Big Band and special guests. The concert will begin at 7p PST (9p CST) and will be broadcast live on WWOZ.
The Pine Leaf Boys perform "Eunice Two-Step" from their 2010 album Back Home live at the 2011 Pickathon Pumphouse Sessions in Portland, Oregon. "Pumphouse" refers to a 10'x10' pumphouse/venue in the middle of the woods on the festival grounds at Pickathon, an indie/roots music festival.
In this half-hour-long clip produced by the Voice of America, Delfeayo Marsalis and his father Ellis perform with their quartet at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz club in Bethesda, Maryland. They also sit down with Beyond Category host Eric Felten to talk about New Orleans and the music on their new recording, The Last Southern Gentleman.
The Treme Creole Gumbo Festival returns to Louis Armstrong Park on November 8 & 9 for a seventh edition, with a feast for your ears and your tummy: smokin' tunes and steaming gumbo. This year's festival features the Soul Rebels, TBC, Hot 8, Pinettes, a vegan gumbo contest, an art market and much more.
Team 'OZ will participate in the Crescent City Fall Classic 5K on November 8! Follow the link for sign up information. WWOZ can raise $3000 for the most non-profit entrants in the Fall Classic 5-K, $1500 for the 2nd-most, and $750 for the 3rd-most.
Ivan Neville and the New Orleans Social Club offer up a funky version of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic "Fortunate Son", from their Austin City Limits appearance in October 2006. The song originally appeared on CCR's 1969 album Willy and the Poor Boys.
Paramount records was integral to the development of jazz and blues music in the United States. Founded in 1917 as a furniture store that included phonograph players in their furniture sales, Paramount quickly morphed into one of the most important record labels in American history.