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Piano Night Artist: David Paquette

Tue, 04/08/14
Authored by David Stafford
Meet David Paquette, one of the players at this year's Piano Night. Here he is doing Irving Berlin's "Walking Stick & Something"; there's some biographical information below.     From Paquette's Reverbnation page: David Paquette is an International Jazz Pianist whose care... Read more

Snooks Eaglin with George Porter Jr., circa 1990

Mon, 04/07/14
Authored by David Stafford
The late, great Snooks Eaglin is in fine form and accompanied by George Porter Jr. in these videos from at the Lone Star Roadhouse in New York. The venue existed from 1989-92 (it was a successor to the Lone Star Cafe, 1976-1989) ); this, combined with the fact that most of ... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Street Food "

Mon, 04/07/14
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s episode is dedicated to two of New Orleans’ most beloved pieces of artistry– music and culinary. We enjoy an hour-long set of Otra, an Afro-Cuban Jazz band from New Orleans. In this set, they call out to the French Quarter Fest crowd back in 2008, “Do what feels... Read more

The Skatalites Live, 1990

Sat, 04/05/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's an entertaining way to spend an hour this weekend: the Skatalites, live at the Church House Inn in Providence, RI, 1990. The minute-or-so long black-and-white introduction, outlining the Skatalites' importance, suggests it was recorded for TV.   Read more

Recipe: Shrimp Cornbread

Fri, 04/04/14
What's better than some good ole fashioned cornbread? Cornbread with fresh jalapenos and shrimp that is! Cook up a batch of this traditional recipe from Brigsten's New Orleans restaurant to share with friends and family for a light treat but certainly not skimping on taste. Read more

Eric Lindell, "Bayou Country"

Thu, 04/03/14
Authored by David Stafford
Eric Lindell, rolling down the streets of New Orleans in mule cart, gives a soulful blues-rock reading of "Bayou Country," a song he attributes to Luther Kent and Duke Bardwell. Bardwell, of Baton Rouge and Elvis' one-time bass player, was Kent's cousin. Kent's band Cold Gr... Read more

The Radiators, "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere", 1991

Wed, 04/02/14
Authored by David Stafford
The Radiators give a lovely performance of  Bob Dylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" at The Bottom Line, the legendary and now-defunct Greenwich Village venue, on February 21, 1991. Dylan wrote this much-covered song (with notable versions by the Byrds, Joan Baez, Earl Scruggs... Read more

Ellis Marsalis, "Love for Sale"

Tue, 04/01/14
Authored by David Stafford
2014 Piano Night happens April 28 at the House of Blues New Orleans, and Ellis will be in the building! Check him out doing "Love for Sale" at the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival in July 1992. Vitoria-Gasteiz is the second largest city in the Basque region of Spain.     Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Magnetic Ear! A Curry In 4 Acts"

Tue, 04/01/14
Authored by George Ingmire
On any given night in New Orleans, you’re likely to find a place with live music and free food.  Sometimes it’s red beans and trad jazz, other times it’s BBQ and the blues.  On this week’s program, it’s curry and the Pocket brass of Magnetic Ear, an ensemble headed by Marti... Read more

Photo Highlights: 2014 Spring Membership Drive

Mon, 03/31/14
Authored by David Stafford
Check out the awesome photo highlights of our just completed 2014 Spring Membership Drive!   Read more

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