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"New Orleans All The Way Live: Rex Gregory Redux"

Tue, 03/11/14
Authored by George Ingmire
This week's show features Saxophonist, Flautist and Clarinet player Rex Gregory, a jazz musician whose philosophical ideas influence his compositions as much as his teachers and collaborators do. This show was recorded at the Blue Nile. On this recording, Rex is joined on s... Read more

Recipe: Crawfish, Spinach, and Zucchini Bisque

Mon, 03/10/14
Crawfish are making their return this upcoming season! Try 'em like you've never had 'em with this creamy and delicious bisque. Recipe Courtesy of Louisiana Cookin' Magazine. Read more

Time Lapse: Setting Up for Jazz Fest

Mon, 03/10/14
Authored by David Stafford
It's about to start happening! This time lapse video shows the Fair Grounds being transformed from a humble horse racing venue into the home of our favorite festival. It's shot from the grandstand, with the Economy Hall Tent location in the foreground, and shows about half ... Read more

The Brock McGuire Band - Big Easying into St Patrick's Day

Sun, 03/09/14
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Doesn’t it seem that every year the gap between Mardi Gras and St Patrick’s Day just keeps getting shorter and shorter? However this year, New Orleans will have some help transitioning from the purple, gold and green of carnival to the emerald green of Ireland, thanks to th... Read more

Video: Brass Bed does a Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 03/07/14
Authored by David Stafford
It's kind of hard to describe Brass Bed, an indie rock band from Lafayette. They describe themselves as "psych-pop auteurs" on their YouTube channel, and their Facebook page, lists the following influences: "Busted amps, analog synths, The Kinks, pretty, noisy, The Band, Te... Read more

Video: Tank and the Bangas, "Boxes"

Thu, 03/06/14
Authored by David Stafford
Among the many fine performances in the 'OZ studio during last fall's Pledge Party, Tarriona “Tank” Ball and her band the Bangas stood out. Last summer OffBeat cited Etta James, Leela James, and Jill Scott among likely influences; the result is a heady mix-and-match of soul... Read more

Louisiana Crawfish Massacre!

Wed, 03/05/14
Authored by David Stafford
Don't worry, that title's ironic! Just thought y'all might like to spend a little bit of your post-Fat Tuesday lethargy with this short video introduction to the Louisiana crawfish harvest... 'Tis the season, afterall.     If you've got time and interest, here's a longer pi... Read more

Video: Wendell Brunious with the Thierry Ollé Trio, "Go to the Mardi Gras"

Tue, 03/04/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a singular take on a Carnival classic: a special 2009 arrangement of "Go to the Mardi Gras", by Wendell Brunious, accompanied by French jazz pianist Thierry Ollé's trio. Recorded in Périgueux (SW France), Brunious sings, whistles, and plays cowbell.     Read more

Video: The Grateful Dead, "Iko Iko", 1989

Tue, 03/04/14
Authored by David Stafford
One of the things that's great about Mardi Gras is how it travels across space and time. So let's set the WABAC Machine for July 7, 1989 at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. During their last show ever at that venue, the Grateful Dead jam on "Iko Iko". Feel that Mardi Gras!     Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Ooh Lawdy My Baby "

Tue, 03/04/14
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s program brings you the blues, inflections of West Africa, as well as a moment of Gospel, accompanied with music from Marcia Ball, Toubab Krewe, the Johnny Vidacovich Trio, the late Tommy Ridgely and many more. We hear from a diplomat for the well-known spirit, B... Read more

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