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Primo Primer on Prima

Mon, 04/05/10
Authored by Your Friend
Louis Prima fans, check this out. WWOZ's own Dan Meyer (pictured), the host of Monday's Traditional Jazz show, will be part of the 14th Annual New Orleans International Music Colloquium being held in conjunction with the French Quarter Fest on Saturday. Mosey on over to The ... Read more


Mon, 04/05/10
Authored by Tom Morgan
This week we will be exploring 1953 on the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show. For the first time, I have no Louis Armstrong recordings to share but plenty from Louis Prima, Sam Butera, Smiley Lewis and the first recordings of Ernie KDoe. That's Tuesday April 6th from 11 am unt... Read more

"Springtime in New Orleans"

Mon, 04/05/10
Authored by George Ingmire
Check out these highlights from 2009 French Quarter Fest at the Esplanade in the Shade stage, as we get ready for FQF 2010. Performers include the Honey Island Swamp Band and Soul Project. Today’s show is equal parts rarefied rhythm and blues, fortifying funk and groove. Si... Read more

New Music Alert!

Sat, 04/03/10
Authored by Mark LaMaire
Be on the lookout for a new band called The Mohican Scouts. I got a chance to check out this young folk duo at the Circle Bar last Sunday and they really blew me away. Songwriter Parker Hobson plays nylon-string guitar with fiery precision and is not afraid to abuse his i... Read more

A Circle Around the Sun: A word about the song, as a form.

Fri, 04/02/10
Use to be, a song belonged to no one. You just reach up and catch one in the air, as Keith Richards once said, and of course I paraphrase. My opinions on this are based on no knowledge but for listening to songs. Speak of the blues. There is really only one blues song, the ... Read more

Herb Ellis 1921-2010

Thu, 04/01/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Jazz guitarist Herb Ellis passed away on March 28 at the age of 88 after a long battle with Alzheimers. He worked with greats including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day, Jimmy Guiffre, Stan Getz, and Oscar Peterson. Read more

Cowboy Mouth in Lafayette Square

Wed, 03/31/10
Cowboy Mouth exploded on the stage full of energy as they always do. I have seen every incarnation of this band for the past two decades, and today was definitely crowd pleasing with lots of hoots and hollering and interesting dance moves from their loyal fans. Read more

Invoking Ireland - the Sound of Avoca.

Tue, 03/30/10
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
The Irish are coming to New Orleans from deep in the heart of Cajun Country. Avoca - a brand new Irish band based in Lafayette, Louisiana - features Irish native Tony Davoren on bouzouki, guitar and bodhran, with Heather Cole Mullen and Blake Miller both on fiddle and acco... Read more

Olga will join me at the Crossroad on Wednesday

Mon, 03/29/10
Authored by Big D
Olga will drop by on Wednesday and share some LIVE music with us in the first hour. Read more

The Honey Island Swamp Band - New CD Release Date April, 9. - Photos

Mon, 03/29/10
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
The Honey Island Swamp Band played to a full house at One Eyed Jacks last Saturday, mixing their more familar songs with a number of new ones from their upcoming album - Good to You. For those who missed it, here are a selection of images from the show. And, before you a... Read more

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