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.
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.