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Another Great Ponderosa Stomp

Wed, 10/09/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
This year's Ponderosa Stomp featured "Architects of American Music" including the likes of The Sonics, Swamp Dogg, Ty Wagner, Gaunga Dyns, and plenty more. Apart from the live concert over the weekend, the Stomp also featured a Record Show and Music History Conference hoste... Read more

Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker

Tue, 10/08/13
Authored by David Stafford
Director Lily Keber's Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker closes this year's 24th Annual New Orleans Film Festival, playing at the Civic Theatre on Thursday, October 17 7:00p. On October 8, tickets go on sale to general public. The film, according to the festi... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Treme Culture Fest"

Tue, 10/08/13
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program, we preview the upcoming Treme Culture Fest, a three-day event that celebrates one of New Orleans’ most beloved neighborhoods and talk brass bands with one of its natives, Kermit Ruffins.  During the hour, we also visit Cowbell, a restaurant in the Riv... Read more

New Orleans High School Bands on the March in "The Whole Gritty City"

Sun, 10/06/13
Authored by David Stafford
The Whole Gritty City is a documentary premiering at this year's New Orleans Film Festival. The film, per its web site "tells the story of three New Orleans marching bands"--the Roots of Music Crusaders, the L.E. Rabouin High School Marching Band, the O. Perry Walker High S... Read more

Family Ties with Albert Haywood and Wayne Brooks

Thu, 10/03/13
Action Jackson talks with Albert Haywood and Wayne Brooks of Family Ties. Read more

George Porter Jr. and the McLovins from Live at Vibes

Wed, 10/02/13
Authored by David Stafford
In order to properly funk-i-fy your day, here's the great George Porter, Jr. guesting with the the McLovins (and accompanied by Grant's Tomb horns) at last July's Gathering of the Vibes jam band festival in Bridgeport, CT.   Read more

K-Doe Live at Jazz Fest, 1980-something

Mon, 09/30/13
Authored by David Stafford
This is actually "the Ernie K-Doe Official Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame Induction video", but the bulk of it consists of K-Doe performing a couple of songs (including "Mother-in-Law") at Jazz Fest, sometime during the 1980s. The sign in the background ("Schlitz Welcomes You... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest 2013"

Mon, 09/30/13
Authored by George Ingmire
Walking up to Lafayette Square there's blues guitar playing, beer drinking and as a cool fall breeze polishes your face it's inherently evident where the barbeque is coming from. It's that time of the year... the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival!  In commemoration, we b... Read more

An Ode To Our Listeners

Fri, 09/27/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
Good afternoon OZillians. This summer I had the oppurtunity to embark on a road trip to the far off land of the West Coast. Upon my journey I met countless of wonderful folks, some of whom knew and loved WWOZ. This was an unsuprising suprise, since we are the greatest stati... Read more

Cyril Neville, September 18

Thu, 09/26/13
Cyril Neville and Big D discuss his new album Magic Honey, his travels, his work for Sticking Up for Children and lots more. Read more

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