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New music spotlight: P. J. Morton

Tue, 07/11/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
When keyboardist, singer-songwriter, and producer PJ Morton is not touring with pop musical act Maroon 5, he is busy creating and releasing solo music under his own label, Morton Records. His latest, Gumbo, recorded at New Orleans’ own Parlor Studios, draws on a wide range ... Read more

New music spotlight: Luke Spurr Allen

Wed, 07/05/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Luke Spurr Allen, a fixture of the New Orleans music scene for his work with the Happy Talk Band and part ownership of the music venue Siberia, has released a new album called Pothole Heart. Shortly after Allen’s decision to invest in Siberia, he found out he was going to b... Read more

New music spotlight: Marc Stone

Tue, 06/27/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Marc Stone and his band's most recent release, Live In Europe, opens with a studio single entitled “Digitized”–an upbeat, bluesy “swamp romp” that juxtaposes punchy slide guitar over a message about the soullessness of people consumed... Read more

New music spotlight: Deltaphonic

Tue, 06/20/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
See Red, the sophomore release by duo Deltaphonic , combines roots rock, outlaw country blues, and New Orleans funk for studio record that expands upon their signature sound. Andrew T. Weekes (guitars, vocals, bass) and Ciaran Brennan (drums, percussion, xylophone, vocals) ... Read more

New music spotlight: Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson

Mon, 05/15/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
While he is not busy filling “the void of jazz music to students” of all ages, saxophonist Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson has teamed up with Mark Rapp (trumpet), David Ellington (organ), and Chris Burroughs (drums) for this swinging and energetic released Natural History. The Br... Read more

New music spotlight: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Tue, 05/09/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s latest effort, So It Is, brings together a variety of influences from the New Orleans musical pedigree. The album consists of all-new original music, largely composed by longtime members Ben Jaffe (tuba and bass) and Charlie Gabriel (tenor saxo... Read more

New music spotlight: Marcello Benetti

Tue, 04/25/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Marcello Benetti is a busy individual, whether he’s working on his own compositions, playing with New Orleans’ finest, or even co-producing his own music festival, Benetti still finds the time to release Il Vizio! Released March 4, Il Vizio! or “the vice” is comprised of co... Read more

New music spotlight: Debbie Davis & Josh Paxton

Tue, 04/18/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Vocalist Debbie Davis and pianist Josh Paxton team up together to release their newest live album Vices and Virtues – a live record. After over 20 years of collaboration, Vices and Virtues marks their solo debut as an actual duo. Recorded live on March 4 at the U.S. Mint, t... Read more

New music spotlight: Nicholas Payton

Tue, 04/11/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Grammy Award winning trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton added another release to his already extensive and prolific catalog, entitled Afro-Caribbean Mixtape. Nicholas Payton’s early entrance into the jazz scene type casted him as a neotraditionalist, and Pa... Read more

New music spotlight: David L. Harris

Tue, 04/04/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Trombone player, vocalist, and composer David L. Harris opens up with his debut solo album entitled Blues I Felt combining his "old-school leanings" towards traditional jazz with his sultry interpretation of blues and modern jazz. With the help of Shea Pierre (piano), Jasen... Read more

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