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Mitch Woods talks back

Singer-pianist Mitch Woods found his thrill in the pre-rock and roll music of blues shouter Wynonie Harris, the boogie-woogie pianists Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson, and the […]

Tales of LAND & SEA: You’re in good hands with Anders Osborne

Buddha and the Blues is not just an album title. It’s a road map that charts the difficult path Anders Osborne has negotiated since his arrival in New Orleans more than 30 […]

Jazz Fest Redux 2019: Sights & Sounds of the 50th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

  The headline Jazz Fest Redux first appeared in OffBeat’s June 2000 issue. Although a Jazz Fest recap was published in every June issue since the magazine started, headlines like […]

Singing in Unison: The Daiquiri Queens twist Cajun music into its own special concoction

Celebrated author and noted daiquiri connoisseur Ernest Hemingway might have looked back once or twice during his lifetime, but so far Lafayette’s traditional-minded Cajun hipsters the Daiquiri Queens have not. […]

Domenica redefines contemporary Italian dining in New Orleans

A decade back, Chef John Besh partnered with Chef Alon Shaya to create Domenica Restaurant in the Roosevelt Hotel, inspired by the regional cooking of Italy. (Both chefs are no longer […]

Dining Al Fresco in New Orleans: from wine bars to tapas and more

Enjoying outdoor dining in New Orleans.   In a region named in honor of the Sun King of France, it’s no surprise that locals love every opportunity to enjoy their […]

MY MUSIC with Dikki Du a.k.a. Troy Carrier

“I was nine years old when I first started playing zydeco. My uncle John used to play the washboard for my father [Roy Carrier], and he didn’t make it one […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with Gina Brown

Gina Brown has performed for social aid and pleasure club parades, at the Essence and Jazz Fests, and as the face and voice of Louisiana Lottery commercials. The singer also […]

Music on their minds?: A Note from Publisher Jan Ramsey

The big spring festivals have come and gone and we’re gearing up for the summer doldrums. That’s the way it is in New Orleans and has been for as long […]

Letters to the Editor, June 2019: Where are the women?

Where are the women? The late-night Jazz Fest landscape is a monolith of the masculine: choice gigs stacked with marquee-worthy names, all with one thing in common: they’re 80 to […]