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New music spotlight: John Ellis & Double-Wide

Sat, 10/17/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jazz musician John Ellis doesn't currently live in New Orleans but his new album with band Double-Wide certainly has a most New Orleans-y feel about it. There's no stretch here, given the time Ellis spent living in the city (he currently resides in New York) and the fact th... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/17/15

Sat, 10/17/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
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Bobby Rush, "Hoochie Coochie Man" medley

Wed, 10/14/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival happens this weekend in Lafayette Square. At last year's event, Bobby Rush celebrated his 81st birthday with a "Hoochie Coochie Man" medley. The video was recorded in HD with broadcast quality audio by the WWOZ video team. We'll be the... Read more

Marc Stone, "Every Dog Got A Day"

Tue, 10/13/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival happens this weekend in Lafayette Square. At last year's event, WWOZ's Marc Stone paid tribute to his mentor Eddie Bo by covering the 1960 cut "Every Dog Got His Day." MARC STONE - Every Dog Got A Day from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo. Read more

Morning Set Playlist 10/13/15

Tue, 10/13/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
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The Zydepunks Headline Irish Fest: New Orleans

Mon, 10/12/15
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
The Zydepunks, New Orleans’ favourite prodigal band, will headline the second annual Irish Fest: New Orleans taking place Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Kingsley House, 1600 Constance Street.  The Zydepunks are Juan Kuffner on vocals and accordion, Denise Bonis and Jose... Read more

New Orleans Film Fest Runs Through Oct 22

Mon, 10/12/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Film Festival runs through October 22 in venues throughout the city. Over the years the festival has provided an opportunity for filmmakers to premiere their latest works including full-length features, shorts, documentaries and animation, as well as music videos. Read more

Ruthie Foster, "Don't You Mind People Grinnin' In Your Face"

Mon, 10/12/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival happens this weekend, October 16-18. Sunday night's headliner is the pride of Gause, Texas: Ruthie Foster. Here she is with a gospel-inflected take on Son House's "Don't You Mind People Grinnin' In Your Face". This performance was capt... Read more

The Poor Clares Are Back!

Sat, 10/10/15
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Popular New Orleans Irish band, the Poor Clares, will perform at the Crescent City’s second annual Irish Fest: New Orleans on Saturday Oct. 17, 2015, at the Kingsley House, 1600 Constance Street, deep in the heart of New Orleans’ Irish Channel. The Poor Clares are renowned... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/09/15

Sat, 10/10/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 I Want My Baby Back Tyrone Ashley's Funky Music Machine 02:36 Let Me Be Your Man 2015/10/9 22:01:25 2 Church Up In Here Monte Stephens 04:08 Soul Side 2015/10/9 22:04:18 ... Read more

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