Known as the “rock and roll detective,” New Orleans native, guitarist, singer-songwriter and private investigator Gary Bruce Hirstius died at his home in Metairie on May 25. Gary was well-known for his soulful lyrics and sandpaper vocals. He left behind an expansive musical catalogue in which his spirit and legacy lives on.
Come out on Sunday, June 24 at the Westwego Farmer's Market to the Charmaine Neville Tribute and Benefit, to support Charmaine through her medical treatment. The benefit includes the likes of Dr. John, The Dixie Cups, Kermit Ruffins, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and many, many more.
Tonight at 10 PM we celebrate the 19th anniversary of maybe the most daring yet maybe the most idiotic thing WWOZ has ever done: Letting the Jazz Lunatique get in front of the microphone and play what he calls music for all the crazies who come out at night.