Offbeat Cover for December, 2003

December 2003 Contents

Cover Story

Eric Lindell: An “Old Soul” from California Reinvents New Orleans R&B


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Billy Boy Arnold: The Roots of the Revolution

Casandra Faulconer: Ms. Bassman

Clubhouse: The Circle Bar

Gift Wrapped: The Tricou Treasures

Masters of Louisiana Music: Harry Choates


Deke Dickerson

Dis 'n' Dat

World Champion

Bayou Boogie

Investing in Michot

Blues Hound

Anders in Tradition

Feed Me Something, Mister

Have Corkscrew, Will Travel


Free Love

St. Rock

Keeping Up with The Joneses


Beau Jocque and the Zydeco High Rollers, Beau Jocque Classics (Rounder)

Bipolaroid, Transparent Make-Believe (Surreal But Kind)

Buckwheat Zydeco, Buckwheat Zydeco Classics (Rounder)

Dani, When It Rains (Dani Girl Records)

Deftones, Deftones (Maverick)

Deke Dickerson, In 3-Dimensions (Major Label)

Denise Mangiardi, Naked Truth (Crow Hill Publishing)

Eddie & Frank Thomas, Angels on the Backroads, Volumes 1-4 (Misty Owl Music)

Freak Mountain Ramblers, Freak Mountain Ramblers III (Woodrose Records)

Goldman Thibodeaux, Gumbo at Goldman’s (Louisiana Radio Records)

Harry Connick, Jr., Harry for the Holidays (Columbia)

J.B. Lenoir, J.B. Lenoir (MCA/Chess)

J.J. Caillier and the Zydeco Knockouts, The Good Bad and Ugly (Caillier Records)

Jackie Caillier and the Cajun Cousins, Let’s Kick Up Some Dust (Lanor Records)

Joe Hall and Mitch Reed, Joe Hall and Mitch Reed (Independent)

Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs, Reflections on the Cane: A Very Special Louisiana Christmas (Independent)

Jonno, South to Louisiana (New Range Records)

Ken Marvel, Mr. Swamp Pop (Tamm Records)

Kim Wilson, Lookin’ For Trouble (M.C. Records)

Lafayette Rhythm Devils, Pray For Us (Z’affaire Records)

Leroy Jones, Leroy Jones’ Wonderful Christmas: A Brass Salute to the King of Kings (LJM Records)

Little Hercules, Little Hercules (Independent)

Luther Wright and the Wrongs, Guitar Pickin’ Martyrs (Back Porch)

Matt Wake, Set Yourself Free (Black Moon Records)

Mike Marshall & Chris Thile, Into the Cauldron (Sugar Hill Records)

Miles Davis, The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions (Sony/Legacy)

OTEL, Criminal (Independent)

Paul Burch, Fool For Love (Bloodshot Records)

Pleasure Club, Here Comes the Trick/Live: Out of the Pulpit (Purified Records/Sixthman)

Poncho Sanchez, Out of Sight! (Concord Picante)

Redd Skyy, Naked in Memphis (Independent)

Reunion 69, Days Together (Evergreen Records)

Roomful of Blues, That’s Right! (Alligator)

Ryan Adams, LloR N kcoR/Love Is Hell Pt. 1 (Lost Highway)

Steve D. Cohen, Steve D. Cohen (Digitalia Media)

Sybil Kein & Charles D.S. Moore, Gardenias & Rosas (Gumbo Records)

Thais Clark & Her Palm Court Serenaders, That Old Feeling (GHB Records)

The Blind Boys of Alabama, Go Tell It On the Mountain (Real World/Virgin)

The Eddy Redd Band, Caronna’s Bar (Independent)

The Kevin Mahl Project, Swamp Pop Brew (CSP Records)

The Marvels, Don’t Pony with Tony, Do the U-T with The Marvels (Night Train)

The Strokes, Room on Fire (RCA Records)

Timothea, I’m Still Standing (Blue Soul Records)

Van and Grace, The Original 1960s Recordings (CSP Records)

Various Artists, Box of the Blues (Rounder)

Various Artists, Gospel Brunch Classics (Rounder)

Various Artists, Patchwork: A Tribute to James Booker (STR Digital Records)

Wanda Jackson, Heart Trouble (CMH Records)

Mojo Mouth

Moving and Changing

Live Wire

Blue Oyster Cult, Gretna Heritage Festival, October 5, 2003

For the Real Rock ‘n’ Roll Junkies

Gene Bertoncini, Snug Harbor, October 16, 2003

Happy Ending for the Blues

Junior Senior and Electric Six, the Parish at House of Blues, October 25, 2003

Lizz Wright, Contemporary Arts Center, October 19, 2003

Papa Henry Butler & the Steamin’ Syncopators, Snug Harbor, October 24, 2003

Ricky Sebastian Quintet, Sweet Lorraine’s, October 17, 2003

The Asylum Street Spankers, the Parish at House of Blues, October 11, 2003

Vernel Bagneris with the Orange Kellin Trio, Snug Harbor, November 13, 2003


Letters December 2003