The common wisdom is that New Orleans goes into a deep sleep once summer sets in. But you wouldn’t know it if you had been down on Frenchman Street on a regular old Saturday night in July, smack dab in the middle of our presumed estivation!
From one end of the street to the other the music was spilling out of its many lairs—the Pinettes Brass Band, the Palmetto Bug Stompers, Joe Krown with Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Russell Batiste, Cindy Scott, John Boutte, Alex McMurray, Panorama Jazz Band, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, St. Louis Slim, Ken Swartz Trio, the Ramblin' Letters, the Rap Pack, Kelcy Mae, the Dirty Bourbon River Show, and Davell Crawford all playing simultaneously. Not to mention all the great music ‘round the corner, up the street and across town.
If this is how New Orleans slumbers through the summer, how will we manage what fall will bring?
In the meantime, be sure not to miss any of the action. The most complete and up-to-date tip sheet on our local music scene is to be found on our Livewire Music Listings online. It's also read at the top of each odd hour on 90.7 FM locally, or via our web stream. And if you can’t get out every night of the week for some live, local music, we here at 'OZ frequently bring it right to your home with our special live club broadcasts.
It just so happens we’ve got one coming up—WWOZ’s own show host Marc Stone will be playing with his band and the Hell Bent Horns with Kirk Joseph and Amanda Walker on Thursday, July 21 at 8 PM, live from the Carrollton Station. It may be summertime, but it’s New Orleans. It’s WWOZ. It’s why we always say: Too much ain’t enough!
Yours in downpours and cypress floors,
Join us down in the French Quarter for the 11th annual Satchmo SummerFest, taking place August 4-7 at the Louisiana State Museum's Old U.S. Mint. Throughout the week, we'll be bringing some of the best New Orleans bands featured at Satchmo up to the studio for live broadcasts, including Seva Venet and the Storyville String Band, the New Birth Brass Band and more! Stay tuned as we add more musicians and lecturers to our live broadcast line-up.
A breath of fresh air: WWOZ will be broadcasting the Marc Stone Band live with the Hell Bent Horns and special guests Kirk Joseph and Amanda Walker, at Carrollton Station on July 21st. Sponsored by Let's Be Totally Clear, the event will provide musicians and service industry workers the luxury of a smoke-free job environment.
Love the Marc Stone Band and can't get enough? When not performing, Marc Stone moonlights as a WWOZ Show Host, holding down the Tuesday 2-4pm slot with the Soul Serenade. Tune in!
Stop by our Outreach Table at Carrollton Station. We're giving away free 'OZ koozies to the first five new or renewing members; perfect for keeping your drink cold at the show while you listen to Marc Stone.
Tune in on Tuesday, July 26 for our live broadcast of the Tim Daisy and Ken Vandermark Duo from the balcony of Blue Nile. As part of the Open Ears Music series, supporting live, improvisational jazz on Frenchman, with great recordings of many of their performances available online.
If you've been cruising the site lately, you may have noticed some new changes to not just the layout, but the functionality of the site. Some of our favorite features include better access to the Show Host blog and New Orleans All The Way Live, plus we've made our site's tools for show hosts and volunteers easier to use. Check out the format of the Livewire calendar; we listened to your feedback and changed the way we are representing our music and community events calendars.
Picking up a cornet the same year Miles Davis was born, Lionel Ferbos still has a paying gig every Saturday at The Palm Court Jazz Café, a gig to which he's never late. Last Sunday Lionel turned 100 and continues to be one of the oldest active musicians in the world. He came into the radio station on Wednesday to let us celebrate with him: check out our photos from his visit. And in recent years he's begun receiving birthday cards from all over the world; it's not too late to send him a card yourself.
Whether you live in Sweden or are on-the-go in New Orleans, we've got a way for you to listen to WWOZ. Visit our Streams page with apps for Android, iPhone, Blackberry and Facebook, along with ways to listen on iTunes, our custom Flash player, Windows Media Player and more. You can get a little bit of New Orleans whether you're in North Louisiana or at the North Pole.
Love our smart phone apps, the Flash player and the Livewire music calendar? Think about having your organization sponsor 'OZ and help us keep broadcasting live music across the internet and world.
Looking for new ways to eat crab outside of the traditional crab boil? Impress your friends with this haute cuisine. With mango, cucumber, crab and shrimp, this is a cool Louisiana riff on a classic, refreshing summer combination. If you like the recipe, then visit Louisiana Cookin' magazine. Subscribe with the promotion code wwoz2011, and they'll donate $5 to WWOZ.
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