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New music spotlight: Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers

Tue, 08/18/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers released Calling Your Name at the end of June. Everything about the album screams southern Louisiana. The tracks from this high-energy Lafayette-based group range within the Zydeco genre from upbeat to bluesy to soul/funk. This is the ... Read more

New music spotlight: Jon Cleary

Tue, 08/11/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jon Cleary's new album, Go Go Juice, is out this Friday, August 14. Recorded at Dockside Studios in rural Maurice, Louisiana, and finished at Cleary's own spot in the Bywater, the record is a great snapshot of the funky and soulful side of the Crescent City today. Cleary h... Read more

New music spotlight: Greg Schatz

Tue, 08/04/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Multi-instrumentalist Greg Schatz puts a funky twist on the blues in his new album Everything That You Wanted, out now on Hot Spazz Records. The album features easygoing Southern sounds on tracks like, "It's A Beautiful Day" and "Just Along For The Ride." It forays into blu... Read more

88th anniversary of the Bristol Sessions

Tue, 08/04/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
This week marks the 88th anniversary of the Bristol Sessions, the historic week and a half at the border of Tennessee and Virginia in a town called Bristol which launched the careers of two of country music's most influential artists: the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers. O... Read more

New music spotlight: Colin Lake

Tue, 07/28/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The satisfying blues/roots/soul sound of Colin Lake shines through on his new album, One Thing That's For Sure. Released July 10 on Louisiana Red Hot Records, the album includes many guest appearances, including Luther Dickenson of the North Mississippi All-Stars, Maggie Ko... Read more

New music spotlight: The New Orleans Jazz Vipers

Thu, 07/23/15
Authored by Nita Ketner
Alto saxophonist Joe Braun soaked up New Orleans jazz for years while busking on Jackson Square with the likes of Tuba Fats, Benny Jones, Uncle Lionel Batiste, and even a young Trumpet Black before forming his own acoustic swing band, The Jazz Vipers, and becoming a fixture... Read more

New music spotlight: Jamison Ross

Sat, 07/11/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
In 2012, a 24-year old Jamison Ross won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in one of the only years the contest has featured drumming as its instrumental focus. Winning this prestigous competition came with a prize of a $25,000 scholarship and a recording co... Read more

New music spotlight: The Deslondes

Tue, 06/23/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Deslondes: less honkin' and more tonkin' as they put it in their new album, The Deslondes, out now on New West Records. Signed to the Austin/Atlanta/LA-based Americana label last year, the five-piece released their full-length debut in early June after a whirlwind year ... Read more

New music spotlight: Aurora Nealand & Tom McDermott

Mon, 06/22/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Aurora Nealand and Tom McDermott have performed together at Buffa's on Esplanade each Thursday for years, but had never recorded with each other until now. The multi-instrumentalist and pianist's new album, City of Timbres, came out in April, and covers everything from trad... Read more

1934 Louisiana Lomax Recordings Now Available Online

Thu, 07/14/16
It's a great day for historians and fans of Louisiana's rich musical heritage-- the John and Alan Lomax recordings from their summer 1934 trip through the southern portion of the state are now available online, complete with photographs and extensive notes, including transl... Read more

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