This weekend, head downtown to Fulton Street for the New Orleans Seafood Festival, featuring some of the finest Crescent City cuisine and top local acts like the Soul Rebels, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. Participating restaurants include Galatoire’s, Drago’s, and many more. All proceeds benefit the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.
The sassy vocalist and talented actress Juanita Brooks passed away Thursday, September 10, at the age of 55. She was a dear friend to WWOZ and delighted moved audiences with her singing and acting, performing alongside greats like Eddie Bo, Bob French, and Germaine Bazzle, as well as in several popular theater productions.
This week on "Yeah, You Right!" we check in with Big Sam Williams, a native New Orleanian and veteran of the Soul Rebels and the Dirty Dozen. When he’s not touring the globe with Big Sam’s Funky Nation, he's at all the major festivals and clubs in the Crescent City, wailing on his trombone and second-lining to crowds’ delight.
A guitarist, a bassist, a drummer and a mandolin player all walk into a bar in San Francisco – what do you get? The answer is the distinctly New Orleans blending of funk, roots music and country that is the Honey Island Swamp Band.
WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival this weekend, when the N.O. Jazz and Heritage Foundation presents its third annual celebration of the blues. Legendary bluesman Honeyboy Edwards is one of the many top performers from southern Louisiana and Mississippi who will appear.
This month's recipe comes from Chef Jeremy Langlois of Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in Darrow, LA. It's a combination of two of our favorite brunch cocktail and homemade Southern biscuits, perfect for a quick Sunday late-morning treat!
Last week I had a "killing two birds with one stone" trip. I got a chance to visit with one of my oldest friends, Leon Anderson and his family, in Detroit, Michigan. And I also got the advantage of attending all four days of the Detroit Jazz Festival.