Offbeat Cover for February, 2003

February 2003 Contents

Cover Story

2002 Best of the Beat Lifetime Achievement in Music Award: Art Neville


2002 Best of the Beat Award Winners

2002 Best of the Beat Heartbeat Award: Bethany and Johann Bultman

2002 Best of the Beat Lifetime Achievement in Music Business Award: Stan Lewis

2002 Best of the Beat Lifetime Achievement in Music Education Award: Clyde Kerr, Jr.

Best of the Beat Lifetime Achievement in Music Business Award: Stan Lewis

Clubhouse: Snug Harbor

Masters of Louisiana Music: Isidore “Tuts” Washington


Pharoah Sanders

Dis 'n' Dat

Inside Ian, Son of Art

Bayou Boogie

Jamie Bergeron Kisses All the Girls

Blues Hound

The Year of the Blues

Feed Me Something, Mister

Beyond Beer Nuts


Irvin Mayfield Is Undaunted


Alligator Stew, Alligator Stew (Hogleg Records)

Benny Green and Russell Malone, Jazz at the Bistro (Telarc Jazz)

Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue (Columbia/Legacy)

Circus Mind, Circus Mind (Outhouse Music)

Deuce of Hearts, The Best of Deuce of Hearts (Jin Records)

Hadji, The Sheltered Life (Anxious Laughter Music)

Irvin Mayfield/Gordon Parks, Half Past Autumn Suite (Basin Street Records)

Joan of Arc, So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness (Jade Tree)

John Capps, Rose Colored Rain/Welcome to John’s Place/Puff of Smoke (Stickhorse Records)

Julia LaShae, Introducing Julia LaShae (Independent)

Lil’ Buck Sinegal, Bad Situation (Lucky Cat)

Linnzi Zaorski & Delta Royale, Linnzi Zaorski & Delta Royale (Independent)

Lowerline, Branded (Independent)

Mahayla, Powerlines (Independent)

Marc Broussard, Momentary Setback (Ripley Records)

MayFair, Five More Miles (Independent)

Metric Nut, Stronger Than Sound (Metric)

Mulgrew Miller and Wingspan, The Sequel (Maxjazz)

Near Life Experience, Day of Silver Sun (Noiselab)

Phish, Round Room (Elektra Records)

Posterchild, Special (Independent)

Pott Folse, Mixing It Up (Jin Records)

Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf (Interscope)

Slobberbone, Slippage (New West)

Sonny Landreth, The Road We’re On (Sugar Hill Records)

Suplecs, 4 New Songs (Independent)

Systemic, Biologic (Shred Metal Records)

The Fred Hersch Trio, Live at the Village Vanguard (Palmetto Records)

The Les Claypool Frog Brigade, Purple Onion (Prawn Song)

The Marsalis Family, The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration (Marsalis Music/Rounder)

The Nick Diaz Experiment, Our Time (Independent)

The Shenandoah Trio, Love Is Forever (Gumbo People Products)

Various Artists, Calypso (Putumayo World Music)

Various Artists, Dat’s Zydeco: The Best “Old-Skool” Zydeco (Maison de Soul)

Various Artists, Matrimony to Alimony: Blues for Good Love Gone Bad (Telarc)


The Late ’60s Reissued

Mojo Mouth

Best of the Beat: Weekend at Bernie’s

Live Wire

Chopper!, d.b.a., January 16, 2003

Eric Lindell & Company, Tipitina’s, January 10, 2003

Hank Williams III and Assjack, Howlin’ Wolf, January 9, 2003

James Singleton Quartet, Snug Harbor, January 5, 2003

Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Tipitina’s, December 31, 2002


Letters February 2003