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New music spotlight: Bruce Daigrepont

Tue, 09/20/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Bruce Daigrepont continues to set the standard for traditional Cajun music on his latest, Bienvenue dans le Sud de la Louisiane (Welcome to South Louisiana). Released earlier this month, the album features fourteen original tracks played in the traditional Cajun dance hall ... Read more

Video: Ruthie Foster 'Richland Woman Blues'

Mon, 09/19/16
Ruthie Foster lays down some Mississippi John Hurt 'Richland Woman Blues' at the 2014 Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival. The 2016 Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Fest happens this weekend, Sep. 23-24. Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 09/16/16

Sat, 09/17/16
Looking For A Love Melvin Sparks 03:03 '75 2016/9/16 22:02:58 2 This Train Bob Marley & The Wailers 03:44 Trojan Lucky Sevens 2016/9/16 22:06:11 3 Something Is Missing Holmes Brothers 03:14 Feed My Soul 2016/9/16 22:09:50 4 Run Man Run Prince Buster 02:29 Bluebeat 45s Vol 13 ... Read more

Playlist for The Soul Ride, 9/16/2016

Fri, 09/16/16
Playlist for September 16th, 2016 – Wynton Marsalis           Soon All Will Know         Marsalis Standard Time    6:00am Ray Charles                  Hallelujah,                      Anthology                       6:04am                                     I Love Her So ... Read more

Video: Big George Brock 'Glory, Glory, Hallelujah'

Fri, 09/16/16
Here's Big George Brock performing 'Glory Glory Hallelujah (Since I Lay My Burden Down)' at Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Fest 2014. More great acts will be onstage soon-- the 2016 Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Fest is happening Sept. 23-24 Read more

Morning Set Playlist 09/15/16

Thu, 09/15/16
1     I'm Going Home     Regina Carter     07:12     Southern Comfort     2016/9/15 06:03:17 2     At Last     Shirley Scott     05:31     Hip Twist     2016/9/15 06:10:18 3     This Here     Bobby Timmons     03:35     This Here     2016/9/15 06:15:43 4     Somethin'like B... Read more

Video: David Torkanowsky 'All By Myself'

Wed, 09/14/16
David Torkanowsky performs 'All By Myself' at WWOZ's Piano Night in April 2015 with rockabilly legend Joe Clay on drums. Read more

Video: Guitar Slim, Jr.

Tue, 09/13/16
Guitar Slim, Jr. performs 'Shotgun' in our video of the week! This was recorded on April 11, 2015 at French Quarter Fest. Read more

New music spotlight: Robin Barnes

Tue, 09/13/16
New Orleans songstress Robin Barnes's lastest EP, Songbird Sessions, is a perfect marriage of moving contemporary jazz and soul. Barnes grew up in the Lower 9th Ward amidst a household of musicians with her family's jazz band, The Soul Heirs, and counts Dave Barhtolomew, on... Read more

A Drop of Lonestar Stout at Irish Fest New Orleans 2016

Sat, 09/10/16
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
This year marks the third annual Irish Fest New Orleans, which will take place on Saturday, September 17 at the Kingsley House, 1600 Constance St. Headlining the festival this year is singer-songwriter and guitarist Jed Marum who, along with Scottish native Hugh Morrison, m... Read more

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