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504LIFE: a PPE streaming benefit 4/11

Fri, 04/10/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
"504LIFE," a livestreamed telethon event, is happening Saturday, April 11 starting at 2pm.  The goal is to help doctors, nurses, and other essential workers in New Orleans on the front line of the COVID-19 epidemic by raising money to purchase and deliver lifesaving Person... Read more

Video: Reverend John Wilkins 'Walk With Me'

Thu, 04/09/20
Authored by DJ Swamp Boogie
Sending best wishes to Reverend John Wilkins as he battles COVID-19. His family recently shared this update on his illness via Facebook: This performance segment is from an interview with Rev. John Wilkins in Memphis, TN, filmed by DJ Swamp Boogie in December 2018. Read more

Video: Shannon Powell 'When We All Get To Heaven'

Wed, 04/08/20
Happy birthday to Shannon Powell! Here he is performing 'When We All Get To Heaven' at WWOZ last October. Read more

Official video: Mykia Jovan '16 Shots'

Tue, 04/07/20
Mykia Jovan released an official video for her song '16 Shots' in December. Check it out below.  Read more

Ellis Marsalis Quartet at CAC 1981: Monday 4pm

Mon, 04/06/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
On Monday's Jazz From the French Market, WWOZ continues its tribute to the great musician and educator Ellis Marsalis with a special re-broadcast of a concert first aired live on WWOZ in 1981: the Ellis Marsalis Quartet at the Contemporary Arts Center featuring Ellis Marsal... Read more

Video: Ellis Marsalis at the Jazz & Heritage Center, Dec. 2018

Sun, 04/05/20
This concert was streamed live by WWOZ from the George and Joyce Wein New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center on December 15, 2018. Read more

Rhythm Room 04/03/20

Fri, 04/03/20
1 Papa's got a brand new bag Sugar Loaf 02:17 Soul Strutting 2 Strange Man Dorothy Love Coates 04:07 The Essential Gospel Sampler 3 Building Up Al Green 03:11 Going Away 4 Walking On Eggs Arthur Conley 02:46 I'm Living Good 1964 - 1974 5 Honey Love Burt Walters 02:19 She-Boom ... Read more

Last week on Acoustic Blues

Fri, 04/03/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
Listen back on our 2-week archive as Your Cousin Dimitri put together a special quarantine show on Acoustic Blues, Sunday 2-4pm. Since we aren't having guests in the studio during the pandemic, Dimitri put out a request for musicians to submit songs from their homes to be p... Read more

Video: Roland Guerin at WWOZ

Fri, 04/03/20
Roland Guerin joined us for a live performance in the studio on March 12! Check out his performance below. If you appreciate the station that brings you more live music than any other, be a part of our number and become a member today! Read more

Video: Nutria at WWOZ

Thu, 04/02/20
Nutria joined us for a live performance in the studio on March 10! Check out their performance below. If you appreciate the station that brings you more live music than any other, be a part of our number and become a member today! Read more

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