Join us on Friday, December 19th at 9 pm at Tipitina’s, as we celebrate WWOZ’s 34 years of chronicling the musical heritage of New Orleans! Behind the Curtain: 34 Years of WWOZ 90.7 is an evening-length celebration of New Orleans music, featuring Davell Crawford’s Tribute to James Booker, Ivan Neville’s tribute to the Neville Brothers, and DJ Soul Sister.
The deadline for crafts vendors at the 2015 Jazz Fest is rapidly approaching! You have until midnight this Tuesday, December 2, 2014 to submit your application for one of the three crafts areas at this year's festival:
Henry Butler and Steven Bernstein perform "Gimmie A Pigfoot," the 1933 Wesley Wilson/Coot Grant song first made famous by Bessie Smith and covered by, among others, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Count Basie, and Meschiya Lake.
The Trombone Shorty Foundation and Tulane University proudly announce "Tunes for Toys," on Tuesday, December 2 at 8p at McAlister Auditorium on Tulane's campus. The concert features the Soul Rebels, students from the Trombone Shorty Academy, and a special appearance by Trombone Shorty. “Tunes for Toys” is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of a new toy that will be given back to children from the Treme neighborhood during the holiday season.
In this edition of the Bloody Sunday Sessions (see below), the Honey Island Swamp Band does "Never Saw It Coming" from their 2013 album Cane Sugar. It was filmed in New Orleans on April 23, 2013 in New Orleans.
Since 1978 I've cycled in and out of hosting radio shows focusing on Americana music. The years have left me jaded about the self-aggrandizing promotion of commercial musicians. They come and they go and they're as boring as any commercially packaged product.