This week's guest on "Yeah, You Right" is consummate blues artist J. Monque'D. Having performed in New Orleans professionally since the age of 13, J. has become a force to be reckoned with on the local Crescent City scene. He plays all over town with his own J. Monque'D Blues Band as well as with the group Shotgun House.
I've been away from the Petri Dish of all music, New Orleans for the last three weeks. I'm on a Hajj to the source of the flushes that come out of my New Orleans tap. Yep, I'm above the headwaters, all the way to the continental divide - Yellowstone, Tetons, Boulder, Colorado, and Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
On today's show, we check out Otra, an Afro-Cuban Jazz band based in New Orleans, recorded live at the 2008 French Quarter Festival. Along the way, we'll check out Project 30 90, New Orleans' first Green Sustainable Music and Arts Festival coming up in early September. We'll also pay a visit to Susan Spicer, executive chef of Bayona. Culinary Crossroads: Bayona.
WWOZ congratulates three of the Crescent City's greatest musicians of all time, Ernie K-Doe, Allen Toussaint, and Benny Spellman on their induction to the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame at the Mother-In-Law Lounge in New Orleans on August 2, 2009. Celebrate these three legends with us and check out some links, photos, and videos about them from around the Web.
Those of you who frequent the French Quarter know Grandpa Elliott's soulful voice and unique harmonica playing from hearing him on a corner on Royal Street. Or perhaps you tuned in to our live broadcast of Mark Johnson's "Playing for Change" project last month, which featured Elliott. Well, Grandpa has made the big time — he appeared on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report last night and absolutely stunned the audience.
Join us on the Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 Show on TUESDAY August 18th at 10:00 p.m. with our very special guest Mr. Bob Andrews.
As you may know we are normally on Wednesday nights, however as you well know if you listen to the Live Wire music calendar our guest Bob Andrews has a weekly gig at Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar on Wednesday nights.
We revisit the 2008 New Orleans Voodoo Experience and the preview NOVE 2009 with Ivan Neville and Dumpstafunk, followed by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, recorded live by WWOZ in New Orleans. Culinary Crossroads: Menudo.