The 2015 Freret Street Festival is happening on Saturday, April 4 from 11am-5pm. Free to attend, the festival has three stages with local music, plus over 150 local vendors, a food court, and pet adoption stations. It runs the length of Freret Street between Soniat and Napoleon. This year's full music lineup is below.
The Crescent City's Latin soul favorites, Los Po-Boy-Citos, do "Long Way Home (Back to New Orleans)" from their 2010 Brand New Dance album. You can catch Los Po-Boy-Citos at French Quarter Fest: 11a on Sunday, April 12.
This month's taping of The Goodnight Show with John Calhoun is tonight at Cafe Istanbul -- and WWOZ's own Action Jackson has stepped in as a last minute replacement for Victor Harris! The great Helen Gillet is also among the many fascinating guests booked for tonight.
Here's Walter "Wolfman" Washington in a beautifully shot live performance from last July's North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam. The YouTube poster mistakenly identifies the song as "Funk Is in the House"; it's actually a cover of the Tyrone Davis hit "Can I Change My Mind", which went to #1 on Billboard's R&B charts in February 1969.
Muddy Waters performs "I'll Put A Tiger In Your Tank" live at the Newport Jazz Festival in July 1960, one of three Willie Dixon songs he performed that day (the others were "I Got My Brand on You" and "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man").
The famous Music Box is taking a ride--or an airlift, to be more precise. The interactive kinetic musical structures are on the move! The musical houses will be landing at various sites around New Orleans for the rest of the year, hosting performances, artist talks, educational workshops, and free hours where members of the public can play and interact with the structural instruments.