Offbeat Cover for May, 2003

May 2003 Contents


American Routes: Nick Spitzer’s Highway of Sounds

Arts & Crafts Focus: Jimmy Descant-Deluxe Rocket Ships

Club Crawl: Buckethead with Rob Wasserman, Mike Clark, Ben Ellman & Special Guests

Club Crawl: G. Love and Special Sauce

Clubhouse: Rock ‘n’ Bowl

Fest Focus: Anson Funderburgh

Fest Focus: Ben Harper

Fest Focus: Big Chief Little Walter Cook

Fest Focus: Cedryl Ballou

Fest Focus: Clarence “Frogman” Henry

Fest Focus: Dave Holland

Fest Focus: Eric Lindell

Fest Focus: Garage A Trois

Fest Focus: Goldman Thibodeaux

Fest Focus: Herbie Mann Reunion Band

Fest Focus: Holmes Brothers

Fest Focus: Ivan Neville

Fest Focus: John Fohl

Fest Focus: Los Lobos

Fest Focus: Lynn Drury & Bad Mayo

Fest Focus: Mavis Staples

Fest Focus: The Hackberry Ramblers

Fest Focus: Theresa Andersson

Fest Focus: Tom McDermott & Evan Christopher Quartet

Fest Focus: Tyronne Foster & the Arc Singers

Jazz Fest 2003 A to Z

Masters of Louisiana Music: Mahalia Jackson

Ponderosa Stomp Focus: Jay Chevalier

Ponderosa Stomp Focus: Phil Phillips

The Ponderosa Stomp: Better Than Dick Clark on His Best Day


Backtalk: Irma Thomas


Obituary: Placide Adams and Frank Uddo

Dis 'n' Dat

Uzi: A Deadly Rapper

Bayou Boogie

That Butt Thing

Blues Hound

Festival Blues

Feed Me Something, Mister

Jazz Feast

Food For Thought

How to Deny Ticketmaster Its Desire

Only in New Orleans: Tales from the Tummy

Still Hungry?

The Night Time Is the Right Time


The Influence of Ornette

St. Rock

La Vida Jeff & Vida

Talkin' 'bout New Orleans

My House – A Movie Star, Part One


Aaron Neville, Orchid in the Storm (Hyena Records)

Charlie Hunter Quintet, Right Now Move (Ropeadope Records)

David Egan, Twenty Years of Trouble (Louisiana Red Hot Records)

Fats Domino, Live! From the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2001 (Shout Factory!)

Frankie Ford, That Can Be Used Again (Briarmede)

Garage a Trois, Emphasizer (Tone-Cool)

Hazard County Girls, Never No More (Wooded Wheel)

Headhunters, Evolution Revolution (Basin Street)

John Boutte & Uptown Okra, Carry Me Home (Independent)

Josephine Mills, This Is Love (Orleans Records)

Lynn Drury and Bad Mayo, Spun (Independent)

Mama Digdown’s Brass Band, Delicious (Independent)

Maria Muldaur, A Woman Alone with the Blues (Telarc)

Martin Snyder, Out of the Shadows (Digi-Tek)

Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe, Live at Jimmy’s (Independent)

Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles, Mr. Stranger Man (Shanachie)

New Orleans Stick Band, Fear of New Shoes (Four Cats/Radionic)

Original New Birth Brass Band, Get the Hump Out Yo Back (Independent)

Papa Grows Funk, Shakin’ (Independent)

Raymond Miles, A Taste of Heaven (Legacy/Honey Darling)

Regina Carter, Paganini: After a Dream (Verve)

Rob Wagner Trio, Walking, Crying, Laughing, Running (Valid Records)

Roger Eckstine, Live It Up-Live It Down/The Bourbon Street Beast (EMA)

Sean Ardoin & Zydekool, Home Brew (Tomorrow Recordings)

The Benjy Davis Project, More Than Local (Real Records)

The Bluebirds, Highway 80 East (Louisiana Red Hot Records)

The Friendly Travelers, Search My Heart (Rampart Street Music)

The Willy DeVille Acoustic Trio, Live in Berlin (Eagle Records)

Various Artists, Boozoo Hoodoo! The Songs of Boozoo Chavis (Fuel 2000)

Various Artists, Cajun Music Hits (Mardi Gras Records)

Vic Shepherd, New Orleans Harmonica: Jazz & Blues from the Crescent City (Independent)

Wally B., Hummingbird Blues (Independent)

Woodenhead, Perseverance (Free Electric Sound)


George Wein on the Front Lines

Mojo Mouth

Year of the Woman

Live Wire

Granny’s Got Blues


Letters May 2003