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Rhythm Room 06/04/22

Sat, 06/04/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 10 Andromeda V3 (Mastered) July 29 2021-p2p copy The Diasonics 03:21 2 Wide River to Cross Mavis Staples 05:09 Carry Me Home 3 Church Get Ready Johnny Ray Daniels 04:09 Whatever You Need 4 Searching For My Love Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces 02:29 The Fame Studios Story 1961... Read more

Video: The Deslondes 'Dunes'

Tue, 05/31/22
The Deslondes are back with a new album, Ways & Means, and a new single, 'Dunes.' Check out the video for 'Dunes,' written by Deslondes bassist Dan Cutler, below. Ways & Means will be released July 8 on New West Records. Read more

DelFest 2022 opens with a bang!

Sun, 05/29/22
DelFest 2022 day one opens with a bang, but luckily, no splash! With the threat of rain looming all day the 14th DelFest kicked off the with a bang on Friday and the rain held out until midnite for a day one of explosive music. The first highlight of the day was the opening... Read more

Rhythm Room 05/27/22

Sat, 05/28/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Man from Wareika Rico 03:19 Man from Wareika 2 Exactly Like Me Willie Walker & The Butanes 03:38 Memphisapolis 3 The Weight Mavis Staples 05:57 Carry Me Home 4 Steppin' Out Syl Johnson 03:23 The Complete Syl Johnson On Hi Records (Disc 2) 5 Cover Me Jackie Moore 02:48 Sanct... Read more

Ol’ Man River Reports from DelFest

Fri, 05/27/22
Authored by Ol' Man River
I can’t find words to describe my emotions when I arrived to the Allegany County Fairgrounds for the 14th DelFest after 3 long years, but happy, joy and relief come quickly to mind. I chose to arrive several days early as a guest of the DelFest Music Academy, which has  tak... Read more

Video: Oscar Rossignoli at WWOZ Piano Night 2022

Thu, 05/26/22
We are pleased to share Oscar Rossignoli's set from WWOZ Piano Night on May 2, 2022! Oscar was one of the 18 immensely talented pianists who joined us for the 35th annual WWOZ Piano Night at House of Blues just a few weeks ago. Piano Night is our flagship fundraiser and has... Read more

Treme/7th Ward Fest this weekend

Thu, 05/26/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival returns to Claiborne Avenue ("under the bridge") this Saturday and Sunday, 1-6pm! The festival celebrates the history, traditions, and culture of two of the oldest, most notable neighborhoods in the United States. These vibrant and... Read more

Rhythm Room 05/20/22

Sat, 05/21/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 in the summertime el chicles 02:53 viva tirado 2 If you're ready come go with Cynthia Richards 02:41 Here Comes That Feeling Jamaic 3 Hand Writing On the Wall Mavis Staples 04:07 Carry Me Home 4 Born To Loose [Brunswick 55341 '67] La Vern Baker 03:12 let me belong to you 5... Read more

Video: Perseverance Hall 2022

Fri, 05/20/22
Perseverance Hall, one of the few remaining buildings where jazz was born, was severely damaged in Hurricane Ida in 2021. Since 1950, it has been home to the Holy Aid and Comfort Spiritual Church of Eternal Life. Its current pastor, Harold Lewis, is working with the Preserv... Read more

Photos: "Take Me To The River" film premiere at Broadside

Thu, 05/19/22
Filmmaker Martin Shore explores the music of the Big Easy for the spirited followup to his 2014 documentary Take Me To The River.  While that film centred on the music of Memphis, the second entry in the series celebrates the rich musical history, heritage, legacy and influ... Read more

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