On October 17 and 18, we'll be doing a live audio and video broadcast from the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. This is the 10th annual incarnation of the Blues & BBQ Festival, coming to you live from Lafayette Square in New Orleans Central Business District. The event features a great lineup of contemporary Blues artists like Walter "Wolfman" Washington (left), delicious Louisiana barbecue, an arts market, and live painting.
On Saturday, October 3, we'll be doing a live broadcast from the Ponderosa Stomp Record Show. WWOZ and independent freeform radio station WFMU, out of Jersey City, New Jersey, will be simulcasting the event. The conference will feature musicians, historians and musicologists tackling all kinds of music history topics, plus DJs from WWOZ and WFMU spinning the deep cuts, rare tracks, and influential musicians that the Stomp is known for.
The 2015 Pres Hall Ball takes place Saturday, October 3, at the Civic Theatre. This morning from 9am-11am, we're going to play back highlights from the 2014 Pres Hall Ball. Hosted by Murf Reeves, the program highlights performances including: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Topsy Chapman, Ani DiFranco, Allen Toussaint, Beats Antique, and others.
The first Tremé Festival, hosted by the Historic Faubourg Tremé Association (HFTA), is happening Saturday, October 3, from 11a-8p. This free festival kicks off a weekend full of events raising funds for urgent repairs for the St. Augustine Catholic Church.
The 2nd Annual Preservation Hall Ball happens at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans on October 3rd, honoring the late Waldren "Frog" Joseph and his family for their contributions to New Orleans music with the first-ever 'Harold Dejan Achievement in New Orleans Brass Band Music Award'. Special guests include Ivan Neville, Deacon John, Pinettes & lots more.
Git yer whiskey out for a listening session with New Orleans rockabilly-inspired band The Rotten Cores and their new album, Sunset Limited. Released at the beginning of August, Sunset Limited is the second full-length album out from this 4-piece.