Offbeat Cover for February, 2013

February 2013 Contents

Cover Story

Davell Crawford: The Prince of New Orleans


Ezra Credit: Better Than Ezra, Krewe of Rocckus’ Kevin Griffin Chats

New Sheriffs in Town: New Faces Show Up at Best of the Beat Awards

Save the Date: Super Bowl XLVII or Not, Carnival Krewes Roll On

The Song Remains The Same? The Evolution of the Mardi Gras Songbook


BackTalk: Dr. John, Keys-a-Janglin’

OffBeat Eats

Dining Out: Jung’s Golden Dragon (Restaurant Review)

Jayna Morgan Hits the Spot at R’evolution

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Bounce Rapper Cheeky Blakk


Blowing Up: Fledgling Trombone Shorty Foundation Gives Back

Lost Issue: Longtime Subscriber Gives OffBeat Copy of Rare Early Issue

Mac Moves On: New Year Brings New Band, Management for Dr. John

Old Tradition, New Guardians: Young Big Chief Returns

Pause for Papa: Papa Grows Funk Goes on Hiatus


Bobby Rush, Down in Louisiana (Deep Rush)

Horace Trahan, All the Way (Independent)

Hot 8 Brass Band, Life and Times of the Hot 8 Brass Band (Tru Thoughts)

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, In a World of Mallets (Basin Street Records)

Johnette Downing, Reading Rocks! (Wiggle Worm Records)

Miss Sophie Lee, Love Street Lullaby (Threadhead Records)

Rhino Electro-Acoustic Project, Purple Green & Gold Blues (Independent)

Rue Boogaloo, Rue Boogaloo (RueBoo Records)

Seva Venet presents the Storyville Stringband of New Orleans, My Bayou Home (Independent)

Sex Dog, Sex Dog (Tyrcrannaus)

Sonia Tetlow, Own Way Home (Threadhead Records)

Mojo Mouth

Bowled Over

Plan A: Upcoming Shows

Plan A: Old 97s at Tipitina’s


February 2013 Letters to OffBeat