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Robert Mercurio

Galactic, arguably the most popular New Orleans band in the contemporary galaxy, celebrates its tenth anniversary on September 9 and 10 at Tipitinas’s, augmented by a universe of guest stars, […]

The Peasall Sisters, Home To You (Dualtone)

Hannah, Leah and Sarah Peasall are three young sisters from Tennessee, the oldest of which just graduated from high school. Their big break came when they were featured on the […]

Various Artists, Swing Around The World (Putumayo)

This is certainly one of the odder Putumayo compilations, featuring 12 selections of broadly defined “swing” music from the planet Earth, including three tunes from Louisiana: the New Orleans Jazz […]

Ivan Neville: The Return of the Prodigal Son

“If Keith Richards tells you you’re a little too out-of-control, you’re in bad shape.” When Ivan Neville was born in New Orleans on August 19, 1959, his mother Joel’s family […]

Corrosion of Conformity

The difference between Stanton Moore, drummer for funk-rock band Galactic, and Stanton Moore, drummer for heavy metal band Corrosion of Conformity, is the difference between Clark Kent and Superman. Or […]

Holy Trinity: Susan Spicer

Since beginning her cooking career as an apprentice to Chef Daniel Bonnot at the Louis XVI Restaurant in 1979, Susan Spicer has emerged as one of New Orleans’ most renowned […]

Joe Krown

Raised in Westbury, Long Island, New York, keyboardist Joe Krown commenced playing piano as a child. In college at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Krown discovered the […]

Tim Laughlin: Clarinet Crusader

According to his friend and frequent collaborator, pianist Tom McDermott, “Tim’s sound makes a lot of other clarinetists sound like they’re playing kazoos.” Yet another unique aspect of Tim Laughlin’s […]