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.
An Open Letter from WWOZ General Manager David Freedman to Mayor Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council, regarding the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance now before the City Council, and fourteen questions about the consequences of that Ordinance for live music in New Orleans.
Shawn Colvin (guitar), Alison Krauss (violin) and Jerry Douglas (steel guitar) perform Simon and Garfunkel's "The Boxer." This comes from a 2007 tribute show in Washington, DC, honoring Paul Simon as the winner of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, awarded by the Library of Congress.
Last month, Yale University and the Library of Congress made over 170,000 photographs from across the United States available for browsing through a new program called Photogrammar. The photos were taken from 1935 to 1945 by photographers commissioned by the U.S. Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information to document life during the Great Depression and World War II.