Please join me at 4 p.m. CDT for "Jazz from The French Market." I've been gone for seven weeks and really missed doing the show. But thanks to Jeff Greenberg, who very ably put together some top notch shows in my stead, I was able to hear jazz like I like it by way of Oz's stream ( there isn't much jazz in west Texas where I was).
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On today’s show, we check out the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street in Uptown New Orleans. Throughout the years, poets, piano players and propagators of funk have made the Maple Leaf their home away from home.
The 27th annual Night Out Against Crime is Tuesday, August 3, and that means lots of celebrations and block parties with plenty of live music. Coco Robicheaux (pictured), Rockin' Dopsie Jr., and Guitar Lightnin' Lee are just a few of the New Orleans musicians who'll be playing at various outdoor events. See our Music Calendar for more info!
“A red second hand guitar with a bunch of knobs and switches, plugged into a Sears & Roebuck amplifier, an ass pocket of Jack Daniels and a box of fried chicken, riding towards a cabin set deep in the Mississippi backwood…**