'OZone Email Newsletter for October, 2016

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In the October 2016 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Become a Guardian of the Groove | Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, October 14-16 | New Thursday Show Hosts | Film Clips: One Note at a Time | Big Honors for Local Artists | Recipe: Irma's Mac and Cheese | Quick Links

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Become a Guardian of the Groove

Johnny Woodstock, Elaina Thompson

Johnny Woodstock, Elaina Thompson, & the magical giant gold phone.

Photo by Eli Mergel

WWOZ's Fall Pledge Drive happens from October 18-28. So turn on (your radio), tune in, and hear us drop dozens of live in-studio performances by our brightest local stars. We need your support and commitment to joining in as a Guardian of the Groove!

» Support WWOZ

We'll be live video streaming as many acts as we can. See them on Facebook Live and on our site.

» WWOZ's Live Video Stream

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, October 14-16

Walter Wolfman Washington

Walter "Wolfman" Washington plays Saturday at Blues & BBQ Fest.

Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the 11th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival in Lafayette Square, October 14-16. Taj Mahal headlines another stellar lineup, which also includes Tab Benoit, Tucka, and Alvin Youngblood Heart. If you can't make it in person, WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the Camp Street Stage on Saturday.

» Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest #11

WWOZ's video team has been on the scene at the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest for the last couple years. Here's some highlights from 2014 and 2015.

» Blues & BBQ video

Farmers Market   Brass Pass

New Thursday Show Hosts

new hosts

Bill Taylor, Ms. Smalls, & DJ Swamp Boogie.


We've made some changes to our Thursday program schedule. Though these hosts are in new slots, you'll likely recognize their names and voices as all are longtime WWOZ volunteers and have hosted or subbed other shows for years. Ms. Smalls, most recently of Tuesday's New Orleans Music Show, will now kick off our Thursday schedule on the Midnight Music show from 12a-3a. Bill Taylor is back on the WWOZ airwaves on the Thursday edition of the New Orleans Music Show (11a-2p). Finally, DJ Swamp Boogie hosts The Drivin' Wheel, a new Thursday afternoon Blues show (2-4p).

» Hear Our New Thursday Hosts

Film Clips: One Note at a Time

Dr. John at WWOZ

Dr. John at WWOZ.

Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Check out excerpts from a film debuting at this year's New Orleans Film Festival: One Note at a Time, which pays homage to the musicians and cultural supporters who courageously returned to New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Compelled to come back and determined to resuscitate the music scene, this is their story, told in their own words. The film includes a number of scenes recorded at WWOZ, including deep interviews with and footage from Dr. John, Lionel Ferbos, Smokey Johnson, Little Freddie King, former WWOZ DJ Billy Delle, Clarke Peters, and more.

 » One Note at a Time clips

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Big Honors for Local Artists

Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty.

Photo by Hunter King

WWOZ would like to extend a hearty congratulations to Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews (Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities), Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (NEA National Heritage Fellow), and Wynton Marsalis (National Humanities Medalist) for their recent prestigious wins. Way to represent New Orleans!

» Congratulations. NOLA represent!

Recipe: Irma's Mac and Cheese

Irma Thomas

Irma Thomas at WWOZ.

Photo by Kichea S. Burt

Irma Thomas, Grammy winner and Soul Queen of New Orleans, contributed this recipe to the WWOZ cookbook, That Sounds Good. If you're a fan of cheese, this recipe will not only sound good, it'll sound most excellent.

 » Recipe: Irma's Mac and Cheese


WWOZ Quick Links

Shop WWOZ: The 'OZ Swamp Shop is open and chock full of WWOZ gear.

New Orleans Music Calendar: Live music is the lifeblood of New Orleans. Check out the Livewire music calendar to find out who's playing where.

WWOZ Elsewhere on the Web: Become a fan of 'OZ on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Pledge/Renew Now: Support WWOZ—and the music you love!

WWOZ broadcasts from  the French Market on the banks of the Mississippi.

Air time: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 12:45pm

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