This month we celebrate unexpected spices, a hearty meal, and some unworldly smoked tomato butter sauce. This recipe uses New Orleans famous Zapps chips to crust a fish fillet and is brilliantly complimented along side some fresh garden vegetable hash. Our Zapps-crusted Cobia with Garden Vegetable Hash recipe is courtesy of Chef Brad McGehee of Ye Olde College Inn.
As most of you now know, legendary studio owner and recording engineer Cosimo Matassa passed away on September 11, 2014. WWOZ has dedicated some significant airtime to the fantastic contributions Matassa made to the New Orleans sound, as well as the development of rock'n'roll and R&B in general, since his death a few weeks ago.
Bobby Rush appears this Sunday, October 19, at the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. Rush, a 50-year veteran of the stage, continues to be one of the most exciting and creative artists in the R&B/blues arena.
Los Lobos, the Grammy–winning American Chicano rock band from East LA, will be headlining this year's Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, which happens October 17-19. This song, "Don't Worry Baby," comes from their 1984 release How Will the Wolf Survive?
For your weekend viewing pleasure, 1 hour, 45 minutes of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and their hybrid of jazz-n-bluegrass. This show was produced by ABC, Australian national public television, recorded live at The Basement in Sydney, 2007.
It's about to be a happy homecoming for the tireless Americana bands of New Orleans! On Friday, October 17, locals Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Deslondes, Coyotes, MUSA, and others will take the stage at the Joy Theater for a free show after returning from a busy spring and summer of touring across the United States.
The New Orleans Film Festival is coming! This is a big year for the festival-- its 25th anniversary. The event will be taking place in theaters and spots converted to theaters across New Orleans from October 16-23. This year's lineup features a number of excellent films that relate to music, including the Jon Brewer biopic "BB King: The Life of Riley," "Big Star: Live in Memphis" featuring Alex Chilton, and "The Big Beat," with the story of the partnership between Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew.
Here's another blues video to get you in the mood for the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, which happens October 17-19: Big George Brock doing the spiritual "Glory, Glory Hallelujah (Since I Laid My Burden Down)" at the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival, recorded September 27, 2014 by WWOZ.