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Video: Leyla McCalla's Tiny Desk Concert

Tue, 10/25/22
New Orleans' Leyla McCalla is the latest Tiny Desk Concert for NPR! Check it out below. Read more

Video: Dr. John and Davell Crawford 'Jock-A-Mo'

Mon, 10/24/22
Today, Petaluma Records released Dr. John and Davell Crawford's video for 'Jock-A-Mo' from one of Dr. John's last studio sessions. The clip is taken from Take Me To The River: New Orleans, a new album and feature documentary film feature new recordings from The Neville Brot... Read more

Photos: Festivals Acadiens et Créoles 2022

Sun, 10/23/22
Here are a few highlights from the 2022 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, held in Lafayette October 14-16! Special thanks to our volunteer photographer, Michele Goldfarb, for sharing these. Read more

Rhythm Room 10/21/22

Sat, 10/22/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Boiling Pot The Winston Brothers 03:12 Colemine & Karma Chief Starter Pack 2 My God Has A Telephone The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY (Aaron Frazer) 02:56 Colemine & Karma Chief Starter Pack 3 Ancestors Miko Marks & The Resurrectors 04:31 Our Country 4 If It's Really Got To B... Read more

2023 Jazz Fest Crafts app open, due 11/29

Wed, 10/19/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
CALL FOR ENTRIES!  The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is now accepting crafts applications for the 2023 event. The Festival will once again showcase three unique craft areas: Congo Square African Marketplace:  features unique, handcrafted artwork th... Read more

Video: Marty Sammon at WWOZ Piano Night 2016

Tue, 10/18/22
Chicago blues pianist Marty Sammon passed away unexpectedly at the age of 45 last week, his sudden death happening just one day after he celebrated his birthday. Marty appeared for WWOZ numerous times in recent years. He joined us on the air during the New Orleans Music Sh... Read more

Photos: Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest 2022

Sat, 10/15/22
Here are a few highlights from the 2022 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, held in Lafayette Square October 14-16! Special thanks to our volunteer photographers, Louis Crispino, Demian Roberts, and Bill Sasser for sharing these. Read more

Photos: Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Fest 2022

Mon, 10/10/22
Here are a few highlights from the 2022 Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Fest, held September 23-24! Special thanks to photographer Demian Roberts for sharing these shots. Read more

Rhythm Room 10/07/22

Sat, 10/08/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Turn on Your Love Light Lonnie Mack 02:12 Memphis Wham! 2 People Get Ready Ryan Shaw 03:29 It Gets Better 3 Packing a Grip Golden Echoes 03:35 Good God: Born Again Funk 4 (Man Oh Man) I Want to Go Back The Impressions 03:13 ABC Rarities 5 Your Best Friend Doris Duke 02:50 I'... Read more

Video: "Queen Bee" Littdell S. Banister

Wed, 10/05/22
Happy birthday to "Queen Bee" Littdell S. Banister, Tribal Queen of Creole Wild West! Queen Bee is the oldest active Mardi Gras Indian Queen in the city. "I'm not just the Queen on Carnival. I'm a Queen everyday. That spirit, what I want to do, that decision that I have ma... Read more

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