As part of our work with Let's Be Totally Clear, we're broadcasting a smoke-free performance of Grammy Award winning Chubby Carrier, live from El Sido's Zydeco and Blues Club in Lafayette. Chubby's father passed away from lung cancer, and El Sido's is one stop on his "Breathing Easy Tour 2011."
Big news for Alexandria, LA musicians: The Alexandria City Council unanimously passed legislation to ban smoking in bars, which means musicians playing at venues are going to be tooting and drumming in crystal clear air.
We all had an amazing time at Voodoo this year; broadcasting tons of our favorite local and national acts, along with getting to see all our favorite musicians out at the rest of the fest! Check out the photos from this year's Voodoo Music Experience below!
Friday, October 28
|4:30 pm||Ani DiFranco with Ivan Neville and Herlin Riley|
|6:15 pm||Red Baraat|
Saturday, October 29
|6:30 pm||Bobby Rush|
|8:00 pm||Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk with Angelo Moore and Walter "Wolfman" Washington|
Sunday, October 30
|3:30 pm||Dr. John with special guests Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, & Walter "Wolfman" Washington|
|4:45 pm||The Travelin McCoury's with Keller Williams|
|6:15 pm||The Original Meters|
|8:00 pm||Bonerama with Dave Malone of the Radiators|
WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the sixth annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Some of the confirmed acts include: Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Lil Freddie King, Campbell Brothers, Betty Lavette, King James and the Special Men, Tab Benoit and Luther Kent and Eric Lindell. Stay tuned as we add more acts to the live broadcast!
The fest celebrates Southern soul with the best in local and international blues and R&B talent, plus the greatest assemblage of home-style barbecue to be found in New Orleans. It takes place Oct. 14-16 at New Orleans' Lafayette Square Park. Admission is free!
Listen to WWOZ broadcast live from the brand new Irvin Mayfield I Club in the JW Marriott Hotel on Canal Street. The Irvin Mayfield Band will be playing with The Roy Hargrove Quintet, as part of the Love Sessions, a fundraiser for twelve different charitable organizations. Tune in at 90.7fm in New Orleans or online!
Dr. Lonnie Smith, a legend of the Hammond B-3 organ, will perform in a Jazz Journey Concert Series on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Contemporary Arts Center. The amazing Herlin Riley will be on drums along with guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg.
The concert starts at 7 p.m. Order tickets online here.
This Jazz Journey concert is presented by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation and the Contemporary Arts Center, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Arts Council of New Orleans.
Born in Lackawanna, NY, Lonnie Smith started as a singer in 1950s vocal ensembles. He moved to New York City where, in 1966, he began a fruitful collaboration with guitarist George Benson. Smith recorded the first of his more than 30 albums as a leader in 1967. Many jazz greats have accompanied him live and on records, including Lee Morgan, David "Fathead" Newman, King Curtis, Terry Bradds, Blue Mitchell and Joe Lovano.