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Marty Sammon 'Southern Nights'

Wed, 01/11/17
In honor of Allen Toussaint's birthday on January 14, we're spending this week looking back at some fantastic tributes that our 2016 Piano Night performers paid to him last April. See the whole collection here. Today, we've got Marty Sammon performing 'Southern Nights,' one... Read more

Danny Barker special show tonight 10p-12a

Tue, 01/10/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in tonight (Tuesday, January 10) as host David Kunian hosts a 5-part Danny Barker radio project in honor of Barker's birthday on January 13 and this week's Danny Barker Guitar & Banjo Festival. Listen here from 10p-12a! If you miss it, it'll be available afterwards on ... Read more

John Papa Gros 'On Your Way Down'

Tue, 01/10/17
In honor of Allen Toussaint's birthday on January 14, we're spending this week looking back at some fantastic tributes that our 2016 Piano Night performers paid to him last April. See the whole collection here. Today, we've got John Papa Gros performing 'On Your Way Down' f... Read more

New music spotlight: Noah Young Band

Tue, 01/10/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
While he’s not busy touring around the country with jazz/funk band Naughty Professor or performing and recording with other New Orleans musicians, bassist Noah Young is hard at work finding outlets for his own compositions with the Noah Young Band. Young’s side project’s d... Read more

Joe Krown 'Mother-In-Law'

Mon, 01/09/17
In honor of Allen Toussaint's birthday on January 14, we're spending this week looking back at some fantastic tributes that our 2016 Piano Night performers paid to him last April. See the whole collection here. Up first, Joe Krown performs 'Mother-In-Law,' the 1961 hit made... Read more

Big Chief David Montana of Washitaw Nation Mardi Gras Indians

Fri, 01/06/17
Big Chief David Montana, preparing for Mardi Gras, talks about the challenges of keeping the Mardi Gras Indian traditions alive. Read more

5 things to know for 1/6-1/12

Fri, 01/06/17
1) It's Carnival Time! January 6 is Twelfth Night and marks the start of the 2017 Carnival season in New Orleans. There is plenty going on tonight, including Phunny Phorty Phellows and Not So Secret Society of the Elysian Fields (see the full 2017 parade schedule here) and ... Read more

Mardi Gras 2017 Parade Schedule

Thu, 01/05/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Twelfth Night is upon us, marking the start of the 2017 Carnival season! Check out the New Orleans parade schedule (subject to change) below. Friday, January 6 7p Phunny Phorty Phellows (St. Charles Streetcar) 7:30p Not So Secret Society of the Elysian Fields (Rampart Street... Read more

Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival 2017

Wed, 01/04/17
The Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival returns Thursday, January 12 to Sunday, January 15. This annual festival is held each January in honor of the late Danny Barker's birthday on the 13th. WWOZ will be broadcasting and video streaming live from the opening night of the... Read more

New music spotlight: Mahalia Jackson

Tue, 01/03/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
A new release from Mahalia Jackson features 11 previously unheard tracks discovered through research at The Historic New Orleans Collection. Moving On Up A Little Higher was released by Shanachie Records in late September 2016 and produced by Anthony Heilbut, a respected re... Read more

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