This week, we feature a dip and stroll into New Orleans rock and roll with the Creole String Beans, a musical act that keeps it real with everything from King Floyd to Chuck Berry tunes. Along the way, we pay a visit to the Historic New Orleans Collection to check out the photography of the late Michael P. Smith.
On Wednesday May 27th, from 9 until 11 am, the Jazz Roots Show will present a special 100th birthday salute to Benny Goodman. We'll take a look at the first twenty years of Goodman's career and feature some of the many greats that recorded with him during this time.
The Taliban represent a brutal, primitive and uncivilized culture from the other side of the globe but their goofy ideas about women are also well represented in Americana roots music. This Saturday night, we'll play great music despoiled by lyrics that make even throwbacks cringe. To make it a challenge, we'll avoid the treasure trove of country music's large catalog of regressive lyrics.
Online bidding has begun for the 6th annual Louisiana Public Broadcasting Art & Travel Auction. The finale of the auction will be broadcast live on LPB and WLAE-TV32 in New Orleans on Sunday, June 7, from 6-9 p.m