Kicking off our French Quarter Fest Artist Spotlight series is Ensemble Fatien, led by multi-instrumentalist, dancer and choreographer Seguenon Kone. Find out more about this band that bridges West African and New Orleans traditions, and hear them during our live broadcast fro...
Louis Prima fans, check this out.
WWOZ's own Dan Meyer (pictured), the host of Monday's Traditional Jazz show,
will be part of the 14th Annual New Orleans International Music Colloquium
being held in conjunction with the French Quarter Fest on Saturday.
Mosey on over to The ...
This week we will be exploring 1953 on the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show.
For the first time, I have no Louis Armstrong recordings to share but plenty
from Louis Prima, Sam Butera, Smiley Lewis and the first recordings of Ernie
KDoe. That's Tuesday April 6th from 11 am unt...
Check out these highlights from 2009 French Quarter Fest at the Esplanade in
the Shade stage, as we get ready for FQF 2010. Performers include the Honey
Island Swamp Band and Soul Project. Today’s show is equal parts rarefied
rhythm and blues, fortifying funk and groove. Si...
Be on the lookout for a new band called The Mohican Scouts. I got a chance
to check out this young folk duo at the Circle Bar last Sunday and they
really blew me away. Songwriter Parker Hobson plays nylon-string guitar with
fiery precision and is not afraid to abuse his i...
Use to be, a song belonged to no one. You just reach up and catch one in the
air, as Keith Richards once said, and of course I paraphrase.
My opinions on this are based on no knowledge but for listening to songs.
Speak of the blues. There is really only one blues song, the ...
Jazz guitarist Herb Ellis passed away on March 28 at the age of 88 after a long battle with Alzheimers. He worked with greats including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day, Jimmy Guiffre, Stan Getz, and Oscar Peterson.
Cowboy Mouth exploded on the stage full of energy as they always do. I have seen every incarnation of this band for the past two decades, and today was definitely crowd pleasing with lots of hoots and hollering and interesting dance moves from their loyal fans.
The Irish are coming to New Orleans from deep in the heart of Cajun Country.
Avoca - a brand new Irish band based in Lafayette, Louisiana - features Irish
native Tony Davoren on bouzouki, guitar and bodhran, with Heather Cole Mullen
and Blake Miller both on fiddle and acco...