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Brother Dege- Rides Through the Storm- Friday the 13th Blues Breakdown

Fri, 08/13/10
Post Millennial Tension via Folk Forms. A hard row to hoe. Bittersweet guitar pleads for mercy. Brother Dege represents the the modern primitive backlash against the madness and angst of the 21st century. In a country where the jails are full, and the soul is being drained... Read more

Sound Clash

Thu, 08/12/10
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
The Rhythm Room presents SOUND CLASH Tune in Friday, August 20th from 10-12 pm for the debut of a new series that will pair off two Crescent City selectors in a friendly battle of musical minds as they spar to keep your toes tappin' and your head snappin'. First up on the... Read more

Jazz from The French Market - in Vinyl!

Wed, 08/11/10
Authored by Your Friend
Elizabeth Meneray and Your Cousin Dimitri tag team on Thursday, August 12 starting at 4 pm (New Orleans time) to play the best in contemporary jazz for vinyl only! Join us for that hot, warm, groovy sound in 33 rpm's, just the way yer daddy liked it. Read more

All Vinyl - New Orleans Music Show

Wed, 08/11/10
Authored by George Ingmire
What's your vinyl story? For me, it was visits to the record store on the weekend. With my allowance and a few extra dollars subsidized by my nana Ingmire, I searched the bins for vinyl like someone on a treasure hunt. Years later, I'd abandoned records for the less subs... Read more

I'm Back!

Mon, 08/09/10
Authored by Charles Burchell
Please join me at 4 p.m. CDT for "Jazz from The French Market." I've been gone for seven weeks and really missed doing the show. But thanks to Jeff Greenberg, who very ably put together some top notch shows in my stead, I was able to hear jazz like I like it by way of Oz's ... Read more

Yesterday's Amazing Broadcasts at WWOZ

Wed, 08/04/10
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Wow! Yesterday was WWOZ at it's best. As I traveled the last leg of a grueling 1,200 mile trip to Baltimore yesterday, I was accompanied by a beautiful hitchhiker - the WWOZ Iphone application.  A hitchhiker who told amazing stories and played great music in the form of ... Read more

Still Singing the Blues documentary on Tuesday Kitchen Sink

Mon, 08/02/10
Authored by David Kunian
Y'all get ready because we're bringing you the blues this Tuesday - 8/3/10 at 10 PM CST. First we'll put on the great documentary "Still Singing the Blues" produced by hard working radiomen Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar. As they say, "Louisiana’s Interstate-10 corridor b... Read more

Out of the Mississippi Backwoods: Eric Deaton Live on the Blues Breakdown!

Thu, 07/29/10
“A red second hand guitar with a bunch of knobs and switches, plugged into a Sears & Roebuck amplifier, an ass pocket of Jack Daniels and a box of fried chicken, riding towards a cabin set deep in the Mississippi backwood…** Chulahoma trrance blues lives on in the drone and... Read more

ceasar elloie...from n.o. to wwoz

Tue, 07/27/10
Authored by Lisa Barrios
Ceasar Elloie will be dropping in Thursday @ 10:00a.m. to talk about his show that night @ Harrah's in the Masquerade Room. There are 2 shows, 6 & 7:45. Ceasar has a new CD called " New Orleans to Paris ", featuring a host of musical luminaries. Be sure to tune in !! Read more

Island Aid Concert 2010 Slide Show

Sun, 07/25/10
Thanks to everyone who showed up to support the good people of Grand Isle at the First Annual Island Aid Music Festival held on Saturday July 24, 2010. Come on down next year and pass a good time with us! Read more

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