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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

Video: Snooks Eaglin 'St. Pete Florida Blues'

Tue, 01/21/20
Snooks Eaglin would've been 83 today. Here he is performing 'St Pete Florida Blues' at the Storyville Jazz Hall on October 23, 1985.  Read more

In Memoriam: Robert Parker

Mon, 01/20/20
Singer and saxophonist Robert Parker has died at the age of 89. He died Sunday, January 19 of natural causes at his home in Roseland. Parker was born in New Orleans on October 14, 1930. He was best known for his 1965 breakout hit, 'Barefootin',' recorded at Cosimo Recording... Read more

Video: Cigar Box Serenaders at WWOZ

Sat, 01/18/20
The Cigar Box Serenaders joined host Murf Reeves on the New Orleans Music Show on Monday in anticipation of this week's New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival. Check out their performance below!  Read more

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