Indie-roots-bluegrass folkies the Avett Brothers perform "Souls Like the Wheels" live in the attic of their headquarters in Concord, North Carolina last December. The song first appeared on their 2008 EP The Second Gleam; a live version appears on their most recent album, Magpie and the Dandelion.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free music school, the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, is accepting new students ages 10 to 17. Come to the auditions on Saturday, September 13, 10a, at Dillard University to get in that number.
Benjamin Booker, who graces the cover of the current issue of Gambit Weekly, performs two blues-punk-pop songs from his eponymous debut album on ATO records: "Violent Shiver" and "Have You Seen My Son?". These versions were recorded live at WFUV, Fordham University.
The Krewe of O.A.K. will host its annual Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, August the 23, 2014. This year's theme being "Rub It All Over Your Body" will congregate at the Maple Leaf Bar at 7 p.m. for the Royal Balcony Ceremony.
This past summer, WWOZ hosted six interns from four colleges in the United States. Check out the video produced by another former WWOZ intern, Aristide Phillips, which reveals the tremendous energy, intelligence, and enthusiasm of WWOZ’s 2014 Summer Interns!
Back to school special! NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis (currently featured in the wwoz.org masthead above), along with his father Ellis, brother Jason, and bassist David Pulphus perform "Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?" and other selections from Delfeayo's upcoming release The Last Southern Gentlemen.
During Jam in the Van's Jazz Fest visit to New Orleans, they met up with New Orleans singer/songwriter Mia Borders near Harrah's at the head of Canal Street. Here's "Try Me On" from her 2010 album Magnolia Blue.
Los Caballeros del Son, one of the premiere Latin music groups currently performing in South Lousiana, will be playing two shows on Thursday, August 21 at the Prime Example. WWOZ will be live broadcasting the 10p show. The group plays traditional Cuban “Son” music, the foundation of all Cuban dance music.