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5 things to know for 6/1 - 6/7

Thu, 05/31/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) New Orleans Oyster Festival is happening Saturday and Sunday at Woldenberg Riverfront Park. In addition to many delicious oyster-based dishes, the festival will host sets from Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Treme Brass Band, Sweet Crude, Bag of Donu... Read more

Ol’ Man Rivers day 4 at DelFest and recap

Thu, 05/31/18
Authored by Ol' Man River
       The final day of any festival is always bittersweet, as I always wish there would be more. Today would be special, as I was looking forward to a set by our own New Orleans Suspects and to seeing how DelFest's mostly bluegrass fan base would react to the musical gumb... Read more

Como Mamas 'Yes He Did'

Thu, 05/31/18
There is some very fine gospel music that graces the stage in the Gospel Tent at Jazz Fest every year but that's not the only festival that showcases the genre. Check out the Como Mamas at the 2017 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest below, performing 'Yes He Did.' This group is... Read more

Ol' Man River's day 3 at DelFest

Thu, 05/31/18
Authored by Ol' Man River
      My third day at DelFest rain was in the forecast and everyone was expecting it, but the forecasts changed almost hourly and by the afternoon it looked like we had dodged the bullet. That changed dramatically as the stages were all shut down around 8pm due to lightning... Read more

Irma Thomas w/The Funky Meters 'Wish Someone Would Care'

Mon, 05/28/18
It just doesn't get any better than this! Irma Thomas sits in with The Funky Meters at Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest in 2015 to perform her 1964 hit 'Wish Someone Would Care.' Check out the recently announced 2018 Crescent City Blues & BBQ lineup here. Read more

The Life & Times of Jimmy Beasley: Tues. 7-10p

Mon, 05/28/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in Tuesday, May 29 to hear the '50s R&B Show with host Neil Pellegrin. He'll be featuring the life and music of legendary hitmaker and fan-favorite, Jimmy Beasley, during his 7-10p slot. If you missed it, hear it on our 2-week archive through Monday, June 11, 2018. Nei... Read more

Morning Set 05/28/18

Mon, 05/28/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     All My Trials     Charles Lloyd & The Marvels     05:01     I Long To See You 2     African Mailman (2014 - Remaster)     Nina Simone     03:13     Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles 3     Born To Lose     Gary Burton     02:45     Tennessee Firebird 4     Ne... Read more

Ol' Man River's day 2 at DelFest

Sat, 05/26/18
Authored by Ol' Man River
           The second day of DelFest was a sunshiny delight with temperatures in the mid 80's and blue skies over north western Maryland, making the perfect setting for some great bluegrass music.     My day would start with Joe Craven & the Sometimers. Joe is the MC of... Read more

Video: Wasted Lives 'Do You Like Honky Tonkin'?'

Sat, 05/26/18
WWOZ video was on the scene at the 2018 Abita Springs Busker Fest. One of the acts they captured was The Wasted Lives and their cheeky 'Do You Like Honky Tonkin'?' on May 13. Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 05/25/18

Sat, 05/26/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     musical pressure (feat. the dragonaires)     byron lee     02:38     bmn ska & rock steady: always together 1964-1968 2     08 It's A Groove     Mildred Clark & The Kansas City Melody-Aires     02:57     Joined Together (Peacock 1974) 3     Everyone's Gone To The Moon ... Read more

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