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Christmas Gumbo: The ultimate New Orleans holiday playlist

New Orleans’ history of Christmas music actually begins fairly recently: For all the great records that came out of this city in the ’50s and ’60s, only a precious few […]

The Pogues plus Lost Bayou Ramblers equal Poguetry

When Spider Stacy and Cait O’Riordan from the Pogues meet the Lost Bayou Ramblers, they make Poguetry together. The Pogues, of course, are the Anglo-Irish folk-punk band from London that […]

Michael Cerveris and Loose Cattle celebrate “The Day it Snows on Christmas”

It’s a bright sunny afternoon in late October at Hansen’s Sno-Bliz, and with temps in the mid-70s, the line of folks waiting for sno-balls would normally stretch around the block. […]

Heartbreak & Cocaine: Andre Lovett and his band are not easily pinned down

Any musician who plays in crowded New Orleans bars gets used to people coming up to them between sets and saying how much they sound like their favorite artist. Just […]

Cuban Invasion: Roberto Carcassés & Cimafunk on tap in November

There is music everywhere in New Orleans just like here in Cuba,” said pianist and composer Roberto Carcassés by phone while sitting in a park in his hometown of Havana. […]

Yvette Landry discovers Warren Storm in a new book and CD

In southwest Louisiana, the singing, drumming godfather of swamp pop is a local celebrity. Warren Storm’s fans include Yvette Landry, the swamp pop and Cajun musician who’s written a new […]

Blues Out of Nowhere: The journey of Ghalia Vauthier

It’s one thing to pay your dues in order to sing the blues, but what if you discover the music, fall in love with it, learn to play it, and […]

The Devil Went Down to New Iberia: Johnny Sonnier

Johnny Sonnier refers to Cajun music as his blessing. Originals and covers that Sonnier put his own stamp on decades ago are some of the most requested on Cajun radio […]

Ghost Stories: New Orleans musician Paul Sanchez tells his tale

It’s been 15 years since New Orleans was left for dead after Hurricane Katrina. Officials from the lowest to the highest level of government looted what was left of the […]

We Are The Rhythm: Bamboula 2000 embraces Cuba as it turns 25

Bamboula 2000 — which is celebrating its 25th anniversary—and David D Omni, a Cuban multi-faceted artist, make the miles between New Orleans and the island nation vanish on their collaborative […]