I'll be in subbing for the Traditional Jazz show tomorrow, Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 9-11am. Joining me will be John Joyce, bassist for New Orleans favorites The Smoking Time Jazz Club. John is one of the most knowledgeable and committed jazz musicians I've had the pleasure of knowing.
New York's The Young Presidents (Mitch Kaneff and Jake Hertzog) joined up with New Orleans icon Ivan Neville to shoot this "exuberant, fun video" of their original rock tune "Time" at various locations around town, including WWOZ.
It’s the fastest, funniest, Frenchiest foot race you’ll ever see! Based on the Parisian tradition, this now worldwide sensation of waiters speed-walking while balancing drinks and food on trays has returned to the French Quarter for the 5th annual race at the French Market on Sunday, July 13, 4-5p.
Calas are a kind of creole rice fritter (or, according to an old French recipe, beignets de riz) typically containing cooked rice, yeast, sugar, eggs, and flour; the savory version here, courtesy of Louisiana Cookin' magazine, omits the sugar, adds crabmeat, and leavens with baking powder.
For your weekend viewing pleasure, here's a hot-off-the-presses, live-in-the studio performance by Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns at KEXP in Seattle, recorded on May 29 and published yesterday.
Clarence "Frogman" Henry, a 2007 Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductee and a New Orleans legend, delivers an epic eight-plus minute of his 1956 debut single, "Ain't Got No Home" at the LMHOF Legends Live show.