Music journalist Gianluca Tramontana recently began a series of radio interviews with musicians in genres spanning jazz, funk, country, bluegrass, and blues. His site, SittingWith.com, features streams and downloads of his insightful and entertaining interviews. We got a chance to catch up with him and ask a few questions about his new project.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 10:00pm - Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
Tonight on the Kitchen Sink in tribute to the late great Fird "Snooks" Eaglin, the laboratory scientists will be cooking up a rare recording of Snooks Eaglin live at the Chicago Blues Fest in 1989. Irving Charles and Johnny V. accompany him throughout the set and special guests on two cuts include Allen Toussaint and Dr. John.
Antoinette K-Doe, widow of R&B singer Ernie K-Doe, passed early Mardi Gras morning at the age of 66. "Miss Antoinette" ran the Mother-In-Law Lounge after her husband's death and was dedicated to rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
I am shocked and saddened by the death of Antoinette K-Doe on Mardi Gras Day. I can't say that I knew her nearly as well as others who will post in various places. I first met her three years ago when I had her as a guest on my show. And last month, it was at the Mother-In-Law lounge that I chose to watch the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama.
A half century ago, the corner butcher shop was a staple of New Orleans neighborhood life. Today, most of these butcher shops are gone, and most people buy their meat in shrink-wrapped packages from the supermarket aisle.
For many New Orleanians, Mardi Gras season is the time to take down the boxes stuffed with glittery fabric and feathers, hit the thrift stores, and start stirring the paper mache. What does costuming mean? A time to escape, a time to play, a time to hide and be seen all at once. And sometimes, your costume becomes something else: it tells you a story about your own life.
Tune into Jazz Lunatique with host David Kunian to hear the fearsome Revolutionary Snake Ensemble at midnight. The sounds of Sun Ra combined with a second line band, the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble hails from Massachusetts.
This is their warm-up gig for their Thursday night marching with Muses and then Papa Mali's Supernatural Ball at Tipitina's.