Here's an entertaining way to spend an hour this weekend: the Skatalites, live at the Church House Inn in Providence, RI, 1990. The minute-or-so long black-and-white introduction, outlining the Skatalites' importance, suggests it was recorded for TV.
What's better than some good ole fashioned cornbread? Cornbread with fresh jalapenos and shrimp that is! Cook up a batch of this traditional recipe from Brigsten's New Orleans restaurant to share with friends and family for a light treat but certainly not skimping on taste.
Eric Lindell, rolling down the streets of New Orleans in mule cart, gives a soulful blues-rock reading of "Bayou Country," a song he attributes to Luther Kent and Duke Bardwell. Bardwell, of Baton Rouge and Elvis' one-time bass player, was Kent's cousin. Kent's band Cold Grits recorded the song in 1970.
Freret Street Festival happens this Saturday, April 5, and we're excited to broadcasting live to the world from the Cadiz Street Stage between 12:40 and 7p! Acts include Tank & the Bangas (left), Mississippi Rail Company, Gal Holiday, and the Tommy Malone Band.
On any given night in New Orleans, you’re likely to find a place with live music and free food. Sometimes it’s red beans and trad jazz, other times it’s BBQ and the blues. On this week’s program, it’s curry and the Pocket brass of Magnetic Ear. To sweeten up the pot, we join Martin in his kitchen as he prepares the curry for his band mates and audience. Read more.
2014 Piano Night happens April 28 at the House of Blues New Orleans, and Ellis will be in the building! Check him out doing "Love for Sale" at the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival in July 1992. Vitoria-Gasteiz is the second largest city in the Basque region of Spain.
One of our favorite parts of Membership Drives is hearing from our listeners around the world, who are invited to share their comments about the station when they contribute and help us guard the groove. Here's a sampling: