Takin' It to the Streets interviews

Takin' It to the Streets episodes containing a podcast

Interview: NOLA Shorty

Sat, 11/30/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, hear our interview with NOLA Shorty, an energetic Grand Marshal who can be seen at the front of the second line almost every week. She and Action Jackson sit down to discuss what it means to be a Grand Marshal, her second line workout ... Read more

Interview with Eric Burt

Sat, 11/09/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson sits down with Eric Burt to discuss the recent passing of his mother, Kichea S. Burt, Carnival time, Super Sunday when he was a boy, Jerome Smith's lasting impacts on the Indian and social and pleasure club communities, ... Read more

Interview: Designer Henri Devezin

Sun, 10/27/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson sits down with Designer Henri Devezin to discuss his designs and work for New Orleans social aid & pleasure clubs. They also discuss his love of designing, how he got involved in the community, particularly Undefeated Di... Read more

Interview with Big Chief Donald Harrison

Wed, 10/23/19
Action Jackson sits down with Big Chief Donald Harrison to discuss their lengthy history (they've known each other since boyhood!), as well as Harrison's lengthy resume. Harrison talks about his early music education and how that influences his teaching now, playing with Le... Read more

Second Line for Equal Justice

Sat, 10/12/19
Hear our interview with Chief District Defender, Derwyn Bunton, as he discusses the challenges the Orleans Public Defenders office faces, the reason they hold this second line, how you can support the important work they do, and much more: Read more

Interview: Spy Boy Charlie Tenner

Tue, 10/01/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson sits down with Spy Boy Charlie Tenner of Comanche Hunters. Spy Boy Charlie shares the differences between the Indians masking now and those "back in the day," who often had weapons as part of their suits, the job of a Sp... Read more

Interview: Spy Boy Ricky Getteridge

Sat, 09/21/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson sits down with Spy Boy Ricky Getteridge. They discuss coming up at 2008 Marigny St. (home of the Monogram Hunters in the 1960s), his first time masking with the Yellow Pocahontas under Big Chief Tootie Montana, the diffe... Read more

Interview with Benny Jones, Sr.

Sat, 09/14/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson talks with Benny Jones, Sr., leader and owner of Treme Brass Band. They discuss his childhood in the 6th Ward, including the drumming tradition in his family and neighborhood from the 1950s onward. He remembers attending... Read more

Westbank Steppers Second Line Parade

Mon, 09/02/19
Westbank Steppers [Photo by Judy Cooper] START at 14324 Hero Blvd. Proceed down Hero to L.B. Landry. Down LB Landry to Ptolemy. Left turn on Ptolemy and stop at 1335 Ptolemy and leboeuf. Proceed down Leboeuf to Socrates. Right turn on Socrates. Down Socrates to Hendee. Mak... Read more

Dumaine Street Gang Second Line Parade

Mon, 09/02/19
Dumaine St. Gang at Jazz Fest [Photo by Eli Mergel] Hear our interview with the 2019 King and Queen of Bang Bang Dumaine Street Gang: Read more

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