Kosciusko, MS native and Blues Hall of Famer Charlie Musselwhite, accompanied by German guitarist Richard Bargel, performs "Mississippi Beat Part I." This performance took place at Altes Pfandhaus, a concert hall and cultural center in Cologne, Germany in March 2007.
There's a remarkable concentration of circus performers, burlesque dancers, freaks, and other living oddities in New Orleans. A new festival aims to bring them all together, plus national acts from places as farflung as San Francisco and Baltimore, for a weekend of shows, workshops, and parties, taking place mostly at the Howlin' Wolf at 907 S. Peters St.
New Orleans first family of jazz visited Mister Rogers and played his composition "Something Isn't Always" for him. Featuring father Ellis Marsalis on piano and three of his six sons: Branford on saxophone, Delfeayo on trombone and Jason on drums.
"Got My Mojo Working," the blues classic written by Preston Foster, was first recorded by Ann Cole in 1956 and popularized by Muddy Waters. Vinton, Louisiana native Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown covered the song at Blues at Montreux 2004, an event at which Bobby Parker and Buddy Guy also headlined sets.
Lafayette, Lousiana's Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble perform "Zydeco Boogaloo," recorded live in concert at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on December 6, 2014. The concert was part of WXPN's Zydeco Crossroads project. The music is great; the crowd's Zydeco dance moves, not so much.
WWOZ is auctioning off a very limited number of ticket packages to all three nights of the "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" concerts coming to Soldier Field in Chicago, IL on the evenings of July 3, July 4 and July 5 (Friday through Sunday). Click thru to find out more.
As an African American woman who sang, wrote most of her own songs, and played a lead instrument (in her case, left handed guitar), Barbara Lynn was something of a rarity early in her career. In this 1966 TV appearance on the short-lived TV show The !!!
We're excited to be live broadcasting from the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic for the first time. The two-day event features artists with close ties to North Mississippi Hill Country blues and includes all of the major contemporary artists with direct ties to R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, and Otha Turner. The Picnic happens June 26 and 27, near the corner of HWY 7 and HWY 310, about 15 miles north of Oxford MS.