Smiley Lewis died 50 years ago Friday and in honor of his lasting influence
on New Orleans music and R&B in general, WWOZ show host Neil Pellegrin will
be sharing a Smiley Lewis tribute on his Tuesday night 1950s R&B show. The
show will span 4-5 hours, running over into Dav...
The New Orleans Film Fest is coming and one of the featured films this year
is One Note At A Time, sharing the story of musicians as they returned to New
Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and dedicated their lives to keeping the
music and culture alive. This week, we'll be fe...
Skokian Carlos Malcolm & His Afro-Jama 02:42 Skamania-The Sound Of The Soil
2 The Warning Roy Tyler & New Directions 03:52 Three Way Calling 2016/9/30
3 Unlock Your Mind The Staples 03:21 Unlock Your Mind '78 2016/9/30 22:07:06
4 You Can Have Her ...
The Record Raid at New Orleans Jazz Market is taking place on Saturday,
October 1 from 10a-5p. The good folks from the Raid met up with one of their
vendors and former WWOZ DJ Jivin' Gene at his home to get a walk through his
vast record collection-- both what he'll have fo...
Three of New Orleans homegrown have received big national awards in the last
few months. WWOZ would like to extend a hearty congratulations to Troy
"Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, and Wynton Marsalis for
their recent prestigious wins.
Wynton Marsalis w...
Happy to announce our new Thursday show hosts! Though they're in new slots,
you'll likely recognize their names and voices as all are longtime WWOZ
volunteers and have hosted or subbed other shows for years.
Ms. Smalls will kick off our Thursday schedule on the Midnight Mus...
"Father of rockabilly" and Harvey native Joe Clay passed away peacefully and
surrounded by family on Monday, September 26, 2016. Clay was born Claiborne
Joseph Cheramie in 1939 but it was under his stage name that he rose to
prominence with hits like 'Ducktail,' 'Sixteen Ch...
The New Orleans Suspects are a local five piece that formed in 2009 at the
Maple Leaf. The five men who make up the Suspects have an impressively vast
experience in New Orleans music, including time spent onstage and in the
studio with the likes of the Neville Brothers, Jam...
Mike 'Soulman' Baptiste really gets behind the song popularized by Sam &
Dave, 'Soul Man,' at the 2015 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest. The 2016 Blues
& BBQ Festival will be happening October 14-16 in Lafayette Square. You can
also listen live on WWOZ!
Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. passed away early on Saturday, September 24
at the age of 68. Dural rose to prominence as the leader of Buckwheat Zydeco,
becoming synonymous with the band's name as he brought Louisiana zydeco music
to an international audience. He performed t...