Offbeat Cover for November, 2008

November 2008 Contents

Cover Story

Don Vappie: Give Me Back My Banjo


Earl Palmer: Hiding in Plain Sight

Swamp Fest: An Uptown Swamp

The Iguanas: Before the Fall


Theresa Andersson

OffBeat Eats

Dining Out: The Joint

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Seguenon Kone


Graduation Day

Mardi Gras, Sunflower Style

Po-Boy Fest Returns

Rock ‘n’ Bowl Turns 20

Roller Derby Moves


Obituary: Michael P. Smith (1937-2008)


Bob Dylan, Tell-Tale Signs (Columbia/Sony)

Christian Serpas and Ghost Town, Hoot and Holler: Live in New Orleans (Independent)

Danny O’Flaherty, Secret Garden (Hy-Brasyl LLC)

Fujiya & Miyagi, Lightbulbs (Full Time Hobby)

JJ Grey & Mofro, Orange Blossoms (Alligator)

Jean Knight, R&B Queen of New Orleans (Supersoul)

Joe Krown/Walter “Wolfman” Washington/Russell Batiste, Jr., Live at the Maple Leaf (Independent)

Leon Chavis and the Zydeco Flames, Holla @ Me (Independent)

Los Po-Boy-Citos, New Orleans Latin Soul (Independent)

Lucinda Williams, Little Honey (Lost Highway)

Marc Broussard, Keep Coming Back (Atlantic)

Metronome the City, 720 Degrees (Independent)

Pat Savant and the Louisiana Playboys with Joe Turner, Pat Savant and the Louisiana Playboys with Joe Turner (MTE)

Porter-Batiste-Stoltz, Moodoo (Highsteppin’ Productions)

Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Too Thirsty 4 Love (Goner)

Raphael Saadiq, The Way I See It (Columbia)

Take 6, The Standard (Heads Up)

Various Artists, Rock Beats Paper (NOIRC)

Warren Battiste, Quiet Storm in New Orleans (Progressive)


Randy Poe, Skydog: The Duane Allman Story (Backbeat)

Mojo Mouth

More Music, Less Sports?

Live Wire

“Zydeco, Zare”, Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette, October 11, 2008

Fleet Foxes, Howlin’ Wolf, August 28, 2008


November 2008 Letters