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.
Another not-so-special show by Jamie using topical sound clips and music about "lying" to prove ...
Well wait, this requires some background before the blockbuster news story of the year:
During the last week's joint session of Congress, Congressman Joe Wilson heckled President Obama by shouting, "You Lie" during Obama's speech. It sounded dead-on familiar to me - but from 20 years ago!
The deadline for applications to play at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is October 1. All you need is a bio, photo, and music samples, and the online form is a snap to fill out. Louisiana-based bands are strongly encouraged to apply — 90 percent of the bands that play Jazz Fest are local!
WWOZ’s famous Mango Freeze is now available at the French Market, thanks to our fab friends at French Market Produce. So come on down and please your palate with the frozen treat that can’t be beat! Part of the proceeds go to helping WWOZ stay on the air and online 24/7.