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Jo-El Sonnier, Cajun Storytellers performance

Mon, 02/09/15
Authored by David Stafford
Congratulations to Rayne, LA native and Cajun music pioneer Jo-El Sonnier on his Grammy win in the Best Regional Roots album category for his 2013 release The Legacy. Here he is in the Allons Danser Studios with a 7-song episode of Cajun Storytellers.     Set List: "J'ai E... Read more

Carnival Time

Sat, 02/07/15
Authored by George Ingmire
In this episode, we check out a city filled Costumes being sewn, king cakes being baked, parades rolling down the streets, and there's all kinds of music. Read more

2015 French Quarter Fest Lineup Announced

Fri, 02/06/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
We may be in the middle of Carnival season but there's already plenty to look forward to this spring! French Quarter Fest announced its 2015 lineup yesterday, and the weekend looks to be full of familiar names, as well as some exciting new ones, with over 1400 artists takin... Read more

Smoking Time Jazz Club, "I Lost My Gal From Memphis" at the Musicians Village

Fri, 02/06/15
Authored by David Stafford
Recorded live outside at Jimbino's Vegan Cafe in the Musician's Village, here's the Smoking Time Jazz Club with "I Lost My Gal From Memphis," from their new album Everything Is Righteous. FYI, Jimbino is a "jack of all trades" a painter, a musician (he often plays clarinet ... Read more

Recipe: King Cake Cochon Style

Fri, 02/06/15
Enjoy the carnival season where you are and indulge your family and friends with this adaptation of traditional King Cake from Donald Link's Cochon Butcher. Happy Mardi Gras! Read more

Marva Wright & Her Soulful Blues Revue, "Heartbreakin' Women"

Thu, 02/05/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's the late, great Louisiana blues queen Marva Wright & Her Soulful Blues Revue with "Heartbreakin' Women", title track from the former school secretary's 1991 release.   Read more

Tribute to Big Chief Bo Dollis planned for Feb. 13

Wed, 02/04/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Winter Circle Productions + WWOZ Present... "3 Chiefs: A Tribute To Big Chief Bo Dollis Sr" on Friday, February 13 at 10pm at the Joy Theater. Performing will be some of those closest to him, including longtime collaborator Monk Boudreaux and son Bo Dollis Jr. Read more

"The Greatest Songwriter You've Never Heard Of..."

Tue, 02/03/15
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
If you like, "music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of..." you'll love this amazing retrospective on Rose Marie McCoy, "the greatest songwriter you've never heard of..."   Click here for the story   Story producer Joe Richmond is a good friend of New O... Read more

Recipe: King Cake from Cochon Butcher

Mon, 02/02/15
Just in time for Carnival! This fantastic version of King Cake comes from Cochon Butcher and Executive Pastry Chef Maggie Scales. It combines butter brioche, cinnamon filling, and icing. Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, "Go To The Mardi Gras"

Mon, 02/02/15
Authored by David Stafford
Krewe du Vieux is in the books, and Fat Tuesday is two weeks from tomorrow. So it's time to "Go To The Mardi Gras". This version is by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band recorded last February at a "Do512 Lounge" show in Austin.   Read more

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