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King James [Jimmy Horn] hits the Spot at Frady’s

How did you pick this place? I know people who’ve been coming here from the Westbank for plate lunches for 30 years. ‘Don’t they have plate lunches on the Westbank?’ […]

In the Spirit: Norton Christopher at Sac-a-Lait

“I picked Wayne Toups, Louisiana native and one of the only zydeco musicians to ever win a Grammy. We’ve done several events with him, and he’s a real big Caymus [Cabernet […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with Cindy Scott—singer and now full-time faculty at Berklee School of Music in Boston

Congrats! Any idea how many applied for your position? I’m sure a lot of people applied. I submitted my application on a whim, sort of, the night before the deadline. […]

Darcy Malone Hits the Spot at Blue Oak BBQ

When was the first time you came? My love affair with this place began when they were inside Chickie Wah Wah. Whenever we played there I would get the brussel […]

Craig Klein hits the Spot at JuiceNOLA

[of Bonerama, the New Orleans Jazz Vipers and the Storyville Stompers] When did you start coming here? Actually, I lived in Arabi for many years and used to drive by […]

Craig Seaman at Bar Frances

“It’s fun to think about a person as an influence as opposed to a spirit or a style of drink. Helen Gillet, I’ve seen her perform a bunch. She’s one […]

To the Bitter End

Chicory coffee runs in high doses through the bloodstreams of south Louisiana, and has for generations. Chicory may be considered a roadside weed in most places, but in New Orleans […]

The New Expressionism

What is she doing in there? A woman in her early twenties, brown hair, sitting in a parked car at a gas station in the middle of nowhere, with circular […]

Guy Gelso hits the Spot

[of Louisiana Music Hall of Fame rock band Zebra, from 1975] When did you eat here last? Someone just hired us to play our first wedding; two brothers from New […]

Adam Orzechowski/Trinity

“Most of my cocktails have a person in mind, in the background, but I’ve never created a cocktail for a musician before. This cocktail came about by me just playing […]