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Masters of Louisiana Music: Dave Bartholomew

Born: December, 24, 1918, Edgard, Louisiana Died: June 23, 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana Without Dave Bartholomew’s production, songs and band, Fats Domino would’ve never guaranteed New Orleans’ spot on the […]

A Lasting Legacy: Scott Aiges and his wife Lisanne are leaving New Orleans for Denver

Scott Aiges, the first “official” Times-Picayune music writer; band manager; entrepreneur; organizer of multiple events around the city; former director of the New Orleans Music Office; and most currently an […]

The Rolling Stones American Tour in 1981 set a record that would stand for 33 years

It’s the Summer of ’81 and Keith Richards, attired in a black bomber jacket, black t-shirt, black jeans and blue suede boots, strides into the rural Massachusetts recording studio basement—Long […]

In Memoriam: Ivory “Wildman” Holmes (1954-2018)

“He did a lot of projects,” Chief Derrick Hulin of the Golden Blades declares of Wildman Ivory Holmes’ eagerness on many creative fronts. “As a wildman, he was tough, tough—he […]

I’m Leaving It Up to You: Yvette Landry’s Louisiana lovin’ goes worldwide

Beyond its south Louisiana birthplace, swamp pop is less known than the region’s internationally branded Cajun and zydeco music. A hybrid of Cajun-French music and classic rhythm and blues from […]

300 Songs for 300 Years: Allen Toussaint

If Allen Toussaint had only done a couple of things—say, producing the Meters and writing “On Your Way Down”—he’d still make any list of New Orleans’ music immortals. As it […]