Offbeat Cover for July, 2006

July 2006 Contents

Cover Story

A Lounge Act

Features

Looking For The Silver Lining

They Got It Bad: Habitat for Humanity’s Musicians’ Village

BackTalk

Ashley Kahn

Fresh

A Blue-Eyed Farewell

A Little Recognition

Banding Together

No More Playing Possum

Richard’s Last Night

Saturn Returns

Scott Thomas

Weird Science

Reviews

Al Anderson, After Hours (Legacy)

Astral Project, Live In New Orleans (Independent)

Bob Andrews, In New Orleans (Independent)

Bobby Lounge, Ten Foot Woman (Abitian)

Charles Lloyd, Sangam (ECM)

Chris Thomas King, Rise (21st Century Blues)

DJ Logic, Zen of Logic (Ropeadope)

Dave Alvin, West of the West (Yep Roc)

Grandaddy, Just Like the Fambly Cat (V2)

John Mooney, Big Ol’ Fiya (LML)

Johnny Cash, Personal File (Columbia/Legacy)

Moise and Alida Viator with Eh, La-Bas!, Creole Fusion (Independent)

Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet, Husky (Hyena)

T-Broussard and the Zydeco Steppers, Knock Knock (Soulwood)

The Wilders, Throw Down (Rural Grit)

Tom Coerver and Goin’ South, Thirds and More (Independent)

Various Artists, Buffalo Jambalaya 2004 (Buffalo Jambalaya)

Various Artists, Sound of New Orleans Gospel Favorites (Sound of New Orleans)

Various Artists, The Restless Natives (Dragon’s Breath)

Willie Nelson, You Don’t Know Me (Lost Highway)

Mojo Mouth

Is New Orleans The Next Galveston?

Letters

July 2006 Letters