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September: Wanda Womble

Mon, 09/07/15
  Wanda Womble earned the title of Big Queen in the Mardi Gras Indian culture due to her quick sewing skills, patience, commitment, and colorful suits. Big Queen Wanda has participated in Mardi Gras Indian culture for more than 25 years. Womble has endured hand surgery and ... Read more

Louisiana Seafood Festival 9/4-9/6

Sat, 09/05/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Louisiana Seafood Festival returns this weekend, running Friday through Sunday, at City Park. Like all good festivals, this one includes plenty of food and plenty of great live, local music. The free festival features more than 25 food vendors showcasing 51 seafood dish... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 09 04 15

Sat, 09/05/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Soul Man Rico Rodriguez 02:04 ? 2015/9/4 22:00:45 2 Wings Of A Dove Gilzene And The Blue Light Mento Band 04:04 Sweet Sweet Jamaica 2015/9/4 22:03:00 3 Spirit... Read more

Donald Harrison Jr., "Hu Ta Nay"

Fri, 09/04/15
Authored by David Stafford
Donald Harrison Jr. does a version of "Hu Ta Nay" arranged by Joe Dyson, recorded by the WWOZ Video Crew at Basin Street Station. The cut originally appeared on Harrison's 1992 collaboration with Dr. John, Indian Blues. It also appeared in season 2 of Treme.  Read more

Roddie Romero & Yvette Landry, "I'm Leaving It Up To You"

Wed, 09/02/15
Authored by David Stafford
Contemporary Cajun/Creole artists Roddie Romero & Yvette Landry cover the early 1960s Dale & Grace hit "I'm Leaving It Up To You". This version was recorded in the same studio (La Louisianne Records) that Dale & Grace used, with the same microphones, drums, piano, etc.  Read more

New music spotlight: Nicholas Payton

Tue, 09/01/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Nicholas Payton has a new double album out on his own label, Paytone Records, titled "Letters." In the 26 tracks within, Payton truly runs the gamut from A to Z-- literally, as each track is named after a letter of the alphabet. The talented trumpeter hops instruments on th... Read more

Aurora Nealand and the Gordon Webster Sextet, "A Kiss To Build A Dream On"

Mon, 08/31/15
Authored by David Stafford
Aurora Nealand and the Gordon Webster Sextet do the Louis Armstrong standard "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" at L'Astral during the Montreal International Jazz Festival in July 2015. Along with Gordon Webster, the other musicians are Rob Garcia, Danny Ziemann, Dan Reitz, Danny... Read more

Gracias Latinos Event 8/29

Fri, 08/28/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
A free celebration will be held outside Casa Borrega on Saturday, August 29 from 3-11p to thank the many Hispanic immigrants who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The day will be filled with music, food, drinks, and dancing to honor the workers who cleaned... Read more

Glen David Andrews, "Bad By Myself"

Fri, 08/28/15
Authored by David Stafford
Glen David Andrews, the Treme Prince, does "Bad By Myself" from his 2014 album Redemption. This performance was recorded by the WWOZ Video Crew at Basin Street Station. With Walter Lundy on drums, James Martin on sax, Jesse Smith on guitar, and Ron Williams on bass.  Read more

Honey Island Swamp Band, "How Do You Feel?"

Wed, 08/26/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Honey Island Swamp Band brings its Bayou Americana to Jam in the Van with "How Do You Feel?" recorded outside the Lennon Rehearsal Studios in San Francisco.  Read more

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