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WWOZ brings together our local, national and international supporters into a distinctive community that celebrates and strengthens the music, musicians, culture and culture bearers of New Orleans.

Fall Membership Drive: Day 5 Highlights

Sun, 11/10/13
Authored by David Stafford
A great 5th day of our fall membership drive is in the books. See below for a photogallery of Day 5 highlights. And click here for a complete list of the people who made Day 5 possible: show hosts and pitchers, musicians, phone bank volunteers, and food donors. Read more

Fall Membership Drive: Day 4 Highlights

Sat, 11/09/13
Authored by David Stafford
A great 4th day of our fall membership drive is in the books. See below for a photogallery of Day 4 highlights. And click here for a complete list of the people who made Day 4 possible: show hosts and pitchers, musicians, phone bank volunteers, and food donors. Read more

'OZ Love from Around the World

Fri, 11/08/13
Authored by David Stafford
As you've probably heard, it's WWOZ's mission is to bring New Orleans music to the universe. And judging by the places from which we get pledges, it must be working. These maps show locations from which we've had donations this membership drive. Of course we do really well ... Read more

New Orleans Music Video: Hot 8 Brass Band, "Ghost Town"

Fri, 11/08/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here's the Hot 8 Brass Band, with their cover of the Specials' 1981 classic Ghost Town. Last spring they did another versions at the Guardian in London. Britain's third largest paper described the band as "New Orleans' finest purveyors of roof raising, jazz-infused, funk an... Read more

Fall Membership Drive: Day 3 Highlights

Fri, 11/08/13
Authored by David Stafford
A great third day of our fall membership drive is in the books. See below for a photogallery of Day 3 highlights. And click here for a complete list of the people who made Day 3 possible: show hosts and pitchers, musicians, phone bank volunteers, and food donors. Read more

Wisdom from WWOZ Members

Thu, 11/07/13
Authored by David Stafford
A few more thoughts from our members on why WWOZ deserves your support... Earl, Gautier, MS: I love the variety of music, the history and knowledge of the Deejay's and the overall NOLA feel. Dig!! Brian, Metarie, LA: I challenge all Federal employees to get off their brass ... Read more

2 Songs about 'OZ - Dukes of Dixieland & Alex McMurray

Thu, 11/07/13
On the first Wednesday of our Fall 2013 Membership Drive, two visitors to our studio performed songs about WWOZ. The Dukes of Dixieland did "Get Hip to 'OZ" and Alex McMurray did "Phones Will Be Ringing". Check 'em both out! Read more

Music Video: Tab Benoit (& friends), "Will The Circle Be Unbroken"

Thu, 11/07/13
Authored by David Stafford
I can't tell you the exact circumstances of this performance of the hymn "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", but it comes from Tab Benoit's YouTube Channel, which describles it thusly: "Tab Benoit, Louisiana Leroux, Jim Lauderdale, Kim Wilson, Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux, ... Read more

Fall Membership Drive: Day 2 Highlights

Wed, 11/06/13
Authored by David Stafford
A great second day of our fall membership drive is in the books. See below for a photogallery of Day 2 highlights. And click here for a complete list of the people who made Day 2 possible: show hosts and pitchers, musicians, phone bank volunteers, and food donors. Read more

Fall Membership Drive: Day 1 Highlights

Wed, 11/06/13
Authored by David Stafford
An awesome first day of our fall membership drive is in the books. See below for a photogallery of Day 1 highlights. And click here for a complete list of the people who made Day 1 possible: show hosts and pitchers, musicians, phone bank volunteers, and food donors. Read more

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