After a long illness, Snooks Eaglin passed on Wednesday, February 18. For over five decades, Snooks dazzled audiences with his unique guitar style and vast repertoire. Please join WWOZ in remembering this profoundly influential New Orleans musician.
On Mardi Gras it's Olivia Greene's great pleasure and privilege to sub for Tom Morgan, and to play a program of party music designed to be your soundtrack for a special day of delights and adventures. Go Mardi Gras Music!
On Tuesday, February 17th, at 11 a.m. catch Tom Morgan's special three-hour show dedicated to the Mardi Gras Indians. Joining him will be author, poet and former 'OZ show host, John Sinclair, as well as Indians live in our studio singing and talking about their culture.
Join 'OZ in wishing Rebirth Brass Band sousaphonist and co-founder Phil Frazier a happy 43rd birthday — and many more. The band recently celebrated its 25th anniversary — here's hoping for another 25 years! .
Ray Brown Jr., singer, composer, arranger, drummer and pianist travels to New Orleans for a special concert on April 25th. Ray Jr., the son of jazz bassist Ray Brown and legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald headlines the event that will commemorate his mother's 92nd birthday.
This one comes to us from D.I.'s Restaurant in Basile, Louisiana. It makes 2-3 servings from 2 catfish filets and a pound of crawfish tails, and it's a great way to butter up your sweetie on Valentine's Day.
Recently I have received several calls and emails concerning the song "A Closer Walk With Thee" and in particular, which version I prefer.
There are many excellent renditions of this beautiful tune and I will mention just two of my favorites.