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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

Ol Man River arrives early for his 3rd trip to DelFest

Fri, 05/25/18
Authored by Ol' Man River
      DelFest takes place at the Allegany County Fairgrounds, which sits on the banks of the Potomac River, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of northwestern Maryland, in the cozy town of Cumberland. This is  the 11th annual DelFest and the locals really roll out the re... Read more

5 things to know for 5/25 - 5/31

Thu, 05/24/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) It's Memorial Day Weekend! Summer is here and there's plenty to do. Check out our "Summer Fun: Festivals & Events" page to keep tabs on everything going on in the Crescent City this summer.  2) The 2018 Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival returns to the space beneath... Read more

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest 2018 Lineup (10/12-10/14)

Wed, 05/23/18

Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Fest 2018 (6/23 - 6/24)

Tue, 05/22/18
"This festival contains the greatest collection of Cajun and zydeco artists for any festival in the city and perhaps the state." -- Charles Laborde, co-host of Lache Pas, the Cajun and zydeco show on WWOZ each Sunday 12-2p The 12th annual edition of the Louisiana Cajun-Zyde... Read more

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