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Soundcheck: Five Questions with guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson, the insightful British songwriter and master guitarist, is bringing in his electric trio to New Orleans. Thompson booked his February 3 show at House of Blues as a […]

Celebrating the City’s 300th in Song

OffBeat magazine, now celebrating 30 years, has always been dedicated to the music of Louisiana. We will celebrate the city’s 300th in song—300 songs chosen from all 300 years of […]

My Music with Cliff Hines

“I never thought I would become a musician, but my mother was very musically oriented, and from a young age she would always have me listen to cool music from […]

Celebrating 30 Years: Dr. John Interview, 1992

OffBeat Magazine is celebrating 30 years and reached that milestone with our November 2017 issue. To mark the anniversary, over the next 12 months OffBeat will re-publish excerpts from features […]

New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness: Giving Today for Tomorrow

While the great Allen Toussaint sadly left us on November 10, 2015, his musical and philanthropic legacy lives on. Fittingly, the renowned composer, arranger, pianist and vocalist’s birthday celebration, Sunday, […]

Barking All Over: Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival

With a career spanning more than seven decades, banjo virtuoso Danny Barker mentored generations of New Orleans musicians and is the namesake for the fourth annual Danny Barker Banjo and […]

Five Questions with Kathleen McCulla, Director of Special Events at Ochsner Health System: King Cake Festival

How has the King Cake Festival evolved since that first edition in 2013? I think it’s become part of the Mardi Gras culture in both a foodie and family friendly […]

Fats Vault, 1998: Rick Coleman, author of “Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock ’n’ Roll”

Rick Coleman, author of Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock ’n’ Roll, contributed these simple tributes for Fats Domino’s 70th birthday in 1998. “The Fat Man” […]

Cats on Fats

In April 2015 OffBeat writer David Kunian asked New Orleans piano players three questions: What is your favorite Fats Domino tune and why? What does Fats Domino and his music […]

The Fats Domino Starter Mix

Nobody should have to settle for ten Fats Domino songs, since the man left us such an embarrassment of riches (and the last we checked, the hundred-song Imperial box could […]