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Sat, 03/27/10
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
    I had a show of friendship songs pretty well planned before tonight.  Then Martha Craven called and told me her husband and my close friend Frank Martorana only had a couple more days to live.   I hope Frank will like this tribute to friendship.    Read more

A Taste of New Honey - Swamp Island Style.

Fri, 03/26/10
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Everyone in New Orleans likes the taste of sweet music, and next month the Honey Island Swamp Band will be ready and willing to treat the Crescent City's famously sweet musical tooth with the upcoming release of their new album, titled - no doubt prophetically - Good To You... Read more

In Memoriam: 2010

Fri, 03/26/10
WWOZ honors the fallen heroes of New Orleans music who passed away in 2010, including Herman Leonard, Brandon Franklin, Albert "June" Gardner, Walter Payton, and many more that are sorely missed. During their lives, they made New Orleans and jazz music better for their dedicat... Read more

“Is Helen Gillet the most creative musician on the scene right now?”

Wed, 03/24/10
Authored by Mark LaMaire
While it may be a pointless notion to try and debate I definitely heard that question asked during her performance last night with Gordon Grdina and Kenton Loewen upstairs at the Blue Nile. The impromptu trio performed a show that proved to be everything I could hope for f... Read more

"Bare Footin'"

Wed, 03/24/10
Authored by George Ingmire
This week, we feature a dip and stroll into New Orleans rock and roll with the Creole String Beans, a musical act that keeps it real with everything from King Floyd to Chuck Berry tunes. Along the way, we pay a visit to the Historic New Orleans Collection to check out the p... Read more

LIVE Performance "At the Crossroad" on Wednesday

Tue, 03/23/10
Authored by Big D
Mattanja Joy Bradley, the lead singer, and "Jimmy the Lounge", the lead guitarist, of Bradley's Circus will join us at the crossroad on Wed to show how they are doing the blues in Holland. Their website is bradleyscircus.com. Listen for them in the 3 o'clock hour on Wednesd... Read more

In Memoriam: Marva Wright, Blues Queen of New Orleans

Tue, 03/23/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
On March 23, Marva Wright, the Blues Queen of New Orleans, suffered a stroke and passed away. Our sincerest condolences go out to her loved ones. She will be deeply missed by blues lovers all around the world, and by her friends and supporters here at 'OZ. There will be a wake... Read more

S x SW Day 4 - We "Finished Strong!" (A little too strong!!!)

Tue, 03/23/10
Authored by Scott Borne
Headed downtown for the last day of the South by Southwest Music Conference & Festival. The last official day is Sunday with a few night time shows but for most people Saturday is the last day of the festival. With a cold front that moved in overnight the temperature has d... Read more

1951 and more on the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show

Mon, 03/22/10
Authored by Tom Morgan
We'll be spending much of the show playing music from New Orleans and Louisiana artists in 1951. Also Matt Perrine is going to stop by around 11:30 to share two songs from his upcoming Threadhead Records release, Bayou Road Suite,, due out on April 8th. Saxophonist Jimmy Ca... Read more

In Memoriam: Bernard “Bunchy” Johnson

Sun, 03/21/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
We are sad to report that drummer Bernard "Bunchy" Johnson passed away on Sunday, March 21. A native of both the Uptown and Treme neighborhoods of New Orleans, Bunchy Johnson had plenty of childhood experience second-lining with Mardi Gras Indians and brass bands. While s... Read more

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