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Video: Chewbacchus 2020

Mon, 02/03/20
Chewbacchus rolled Saturday and WWOZ was on hand! Check out this footage from the parade. The 900-member krewe is a sci-fi themed Mardi Gras parade, as well as a self-described "satirical space cult." Chewbacchus consists of over 150 distinct subkrewes, each of which pays ... Read more

Video: Original CTC Steppers Second Line Parade 2020

Sun, 02/02/20
In the streets with the Original CTC Steppers during their second line parade earlier today! Read more

Rhythm Room 01/31/20

Sat, 02/01/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Banarang The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra 03:05 The Benevolence of Sister Mary Ignatius 2 The Great Speckled Bird Marion Williams 06:06 The New Message 3 Why Am I Treated So Bad Pops Staples 06:46 Father Father 4 Please Don't Make Me Cry Winston Groovy 03:42 Presenting Winsto... Read more

In Memoriam: Lucien Barbarin

Thu, 01/30/20
Beloved New Orleans trombonist Lucien Barbarin died of cancer on Thursday, January 30, at the age of 63. Barbarin was a part of the famous Barbarin New Orleans musical family. Lucien was born July 17, 1956. His great uncle was Paul Barbarin, the leader of the Onward Brass ... Read more

Video: Scott Kirby at WWOZ

Wed, 01/29/20
Ragtime pianist Scott Kirby joined host Leslie Cooper on the Trad Jazz show Tuesday morning! Check out his performance below.  Read more

Video: Muddy Gurdy at WWOZ

Wed, 01/29/20
Muddy Gurdy joined host Andrew Grafe in the studio on Blues Eclectic on Monday afternoon! Check out the performance from this French Mississippi hill country-inspired blues band below.  Read more

Video: Flyway at WWOZ

Wed, 01/29/20
Flyway joined Black Mold in the studio on Friday, January 17! Check out their performance below.  Read more

Video: Sonny Landreth 'Walking Blues'

Wed, 01/29/20
Happy birthday, Sonny Landreth! He'll be 69 years old on Saturday, February 1. Here's his performance of 'Walking Blues' from Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest at Lafayette Square in October 2019.  Read more

The Warehouse 50th Anniversary

Mon, 01/27/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the legendary New Orleans music venue The Warehouse. The first show at The Warehouse featured the Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, and The Flock. The Dead got busted by NOPD and the event was immortalized in one of thei... Read more

Morning Set 01 27 20

Mon, 01/27/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Opening Titles The Sorcerers 04:50 In Search of the Lost City of the Monkey God 2 Shenandoah Charles Lloyd & The Marvels 06:22 I Long To See You 3 Blueberry Hill Junior Mance Trio & Eric Alexander 07:04 Groovin' Blues 4 Waiting In Vain Hugo Lobo 04:24 Street Feeling 5 'Roun... Read more

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