Offbeat Cover for August, 2013

August 2013 Contents

Cover Story

Leroy Jones: Blowing Up a Storm


All About Her: Robin Barnes

Louis Armstrong:
Born on the Fourth of July?

Playlist: 5 Songs You Probably Didn’t Know Louis Armstrong Recorded

Satchmo SummerFest 2013
A – Z Schedule and Guide

Wycliffe Gordon brings life-long
Louis Armstrong inspiration
to Satchmo SummerFest


BackTalk: Merry Clayton,
Carrying the Chorus (Interview)

Photo Op

Photo Op: Skip Bolen Snaps 102-Year-Old Lionel Ferbos

OffBeat Eats

Dining Out: Angelo Brocato’s (Restaurant Review)

Stephanie Nilles Hits the Spot at Borracho

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with Jazz Singer Linnzi Zaorski


5 Questions with Local Hip-hop Legend Ricky B

Dr. John Bandleader Vs. OffBeat

Hurray for the Riff Raff Sings to ATO Records

My Music: Sarah McCoy

New Orleans R&B Nugget “Direct from the Ghetto” Nets $2000 on eBay

OffBeat’s Big Night at 2013 New Orleans Press Club Awards


Obituary: Bobby “Blue” Bland (January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013)


Aaron Lopez-Barrantes, ALB. (Independent)

Ben Bell and the Stardust Boys, The Matador (Independent)

Billy Iuso, Naked (Independent)

Creole George Guesnon, Plays Sings & Reminisces (American Music)

Farewell 2 Fear, New Blood (Independent)

George Lewis, The Best of George Lewis 1943 – 1965 (GHB Records)

Gitlo Lee, Comin’ Out the Hole (Independent)

Hot 8 Brass Band, Tombstone (TruThoughts)

Hurray for the Riff Raff, My Dearest Darkest Neighbor (Mod Mobilian Records / This Is American Music)

Joshua Polk, Beauty School Dropouts (Exploding God Heads)

Kelcy Mae, The Fire (Independent)

Kiné McKay, I’m So New Orleans (Independent)

Louie Ludwig, Mixed Messages (Independent)

Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, Foolers’ Gold (Independent)

Nick Sanders Trio, Nameless Neighbors (Sunnyside Records)

Ray Abshire, All Night Long (Swallow Records)

Ruby Moon, Vicarious Pleasures (Jumping Man Records)

Star & Dagger, Tomorrowland Blues (Cauldron 333)

Strange Roux, Boogieman (Total Riot Records)

Swingadelic, Toussaintville (Zoho)

The Rides, Can’t Get Enough (429 Records)

The Upstarts, Live In New Orleans (Independent)

Tin Men, Avocado Woo Woo (Threadhead Records)

Various Artists, Let Me Play This For You: Rare Cajun Recordings (Tompkins Square Records)

Wiggs-Burke, Big 4 (American Music)

Wyland Blues Planet Band Project, Blues Planet III (Independent)


Inside the Music: The Life of Idris Muhammad, Idris Muhammad (Book Review)

Mojo Mouth

Mojo Mouth: A Word About Clubs

Plan A: Upcoming Shows

Dale Watson at Rock ‘n’ Bowl on Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Cult at the House of Blues on Saturday, August 31, 2013


August 2013 Letters to OffBeat