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Bobby Rush wins 'Best Traditional Blues Album' Grammy Award

Mon, 02/13/17
Congratulations to Bobby Rush, winner of a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album for his latest Porcupine Meat! Rush is a native of Homer, Louisiana who has been nominated for a Grammy Award three other times. This year marks his first win. Rush is not your ty... Read more

Morning Set Playlist 02/13/17

Mon, 02/13/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    People Get Ready    Reuben Wilson / Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie / Grant Green Jr.    06:13    The Godfathers Of Groove 2    Hickory Wind    Regina Carter    04:37    Southern Comfort 3    Stormy Monday Blues    Johnny 'Hammond' Smith    04:38    The Stinger Meets The Golden... Read more

Rhythm Room playlist 02/10/17

Sat, 02/11/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Sing a Simple Song    Tomorrow's Children    03:07    Messin' With Sly: A Tribute to Sly Stone    2017/2/10 22:03:40 2    Good Book    8th Day    04:10    I Gotta Get Home (Can't Let My Baby Get Lonely)    2017/2/10 22:06:59 3    Many Rivers To Cross    The Brand New He... Read more

5 things to know for 2/10-2/16

Fri, 02/10/17
1) Krewe du Vieux/krewedelusion rolls on Saturday! Carnival season will be in full swing over the coming weeks, culminating with Mardi Gras on Tuesday, February 28. 2) The Lesseps Block Party is happening on Friday, February 10 starting at 7p between the oft-stumbled-betwe... Read more

2017 Louisiana Grammy Award nominees

Thu, 02/09/17
The nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards are out and many Louisiana artists are up to receive big honors. Nominees with Louisiana ties include: - Barry Ancelet & Sam Broussard: Best Regional Roots Music Album (Broken Promised Land) - Lauren Daigle: Best Contemporary Chri... Read more

The Drivin' Wheel with DJ Swamp Boogie

Wed, 02/08/17
Authored by DJ Swamp Boogie
Tune in Thursday February 9th, 2 to 4pm, for sets dedicated to Louisiana Swamp Blues musician Guitar Gable (August 17th, 1937-January 28th, 2017), and New Orleans own Earl King (February 7, 1934 – April 17, 2003). Featuring early vinyl recordings for Excello, Ace, Imperial,... Read more

Opening Doors For House Concerts with Open The Door For Three

Wed, 02/08/17
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
  High octane Celtic music trio, Open The Door For Three will be appearing in Gulfport Mississippi on Saturday, February 11, 2017 as part of Arts Under The Dome, a long-running concert series offered by the First United Methodist Church. The band members of Open The Door ... Read more

New Orleans Tornado Relief Efforts

Wed, 02/08/17
If you are in need of assistance or would like to help following the devastating tornadoes that struck New Orleans on Tuesday, February 7, here is a list of resources: Resources for assistance: - Temporary shelter available at the Joe W. Brown Recreation Center (5601 Read... Read more

Meet our new Thursday New Orleans Music Show host

Wed, 02/08/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Welcome to our new Thursday New Orleans Music Show host, Michael Dominici! The New Orleans Music Show airs  weekdays 11a-2p. Michael has volunteered at WWOZ since 1996 and is pleased to bring his knowledge of local music to the airwaves of WWOZ in a new regular time slot. ... Read more

New music spotlight: James Martin

Tue, 02/07/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Saxophonist and songwriter James Martin is here with Something’s Gotta Give, his sophomore follow-up to Blue. The new release is an 8-song record that demonstrates Martin’s versatility as a saxophonist, singer, and songwriter. Released on January 13, this album is Martin’s ... Read more

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