Who is your favorite singer? New Orleans based, male and female. I use
the word “favorite” purposely first of all because choosing the
“best” of anything is such a subjective thing, and then also to spotlight
lesser-known or hardly-mentioned singers who might be just as g...
Wilson Anthony "Boozoo" Chavis (1930-2001) of Lake Charles, LA with a live
version of "Johnny Billy Goat" (or "Johnny Ma Cabrille"). Chavis, nicknamed
the "Creole Cowboy" for his signature C&W attire, was a force in zydeco from
the mid-1950s until his death in 2001.
Where: Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar, 1931 Orleans Ave When: Today, Monday May 11
starting at 5pAt Trumpet Black Fest by the Hill and Andrews Families, more
than 20 bands will be on hand to celebrate the life and talent of Travis
"Trumpet Black" Hill. They include New Breed Brass Ban...
Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Roadshow do "Foot Of Canal Street" during a
Threadheads benefit concert at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in
Washington DC, June 3, 2010. With Big Sam, Alex McMurray, Debbie Davis, and a
number of other familiar faces.
The Soul Ride, May 8th, 2015, in the Friday Morning Set, 6 to 9 a.m.
Audubon Zoo is hosting a special fete for mothers, and Irma Thomas is
headlining! Mother to four children herself, Thomas will take the stage at
the Zoo at 2:30pm on Sunday for a special 90-minute set that's geared towards
mothers and full of personal anecdotes. Entry is fr...
Can you say "Blues masterpiece"? Check out the Master of the Telecaster, the
late great Albert Collins (d. 1993), in a 1990 performance of "If Trouble Was
Money." From Leona, Texas, Collins was introduced to the guitar by his older
cousin: Lightnin' Hopkins.
Before his sad, untimely death last week, Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill was
collaborating with film maker James Demaria on a documentary. The videos
below consist of clips recorded for that project. They are little tough to
watch in places, but definitely worth 15 minutes of ...
WWOZ has partnered with Indywood Cinema for a series of music documentaries
on the second Sunday of each month this spring. This month's feature is
"Marley," showing on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 7:00pm.
"Marley" is, of course, all about music innovator Bob Marley. First relea...