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My Music: Alfred Banks

“The tour is going great—I’m traveling to Fort Wayne [Indiana] right now, heading to Atlanta tomorrow. As far as having bigger audiences out on the road than in New Orleans, […]

My Music: Maggie Koerner

“When I want to chill, I like to listen to Radiohead. As for singers, I like this new guy Sampha. And Kendrick Lamar. My go-to favorite female is Leslie Feist. […]

REWIND: James Booker, “Classified” (Rounder Records)

“James Booker had a gig every week at the Maple Leaf with Johnny Vidacovich on drums, James Singleton on bass and Red Tyler on sax. That was going to be […]

Flow Tribe, “Boss” (Independent)

There’s plenty of good reason why Flow Tribe has established itself as one of New Orleans’ go-to party bands. The homegrown sextet—John-Michael Early (harmonica/washboard), Bryan Santos (percussion), K.C. O’Rorke (trumpet), […]

Marc Stone Band, “Live in Europe” (Independent)

Well, ain’t this a gift that keeps on giving. Ace blues guitarist, songwriter, singer and bandleader Marc Stone produced this special spring release, which opens in the studio with “Digitized”—a […]

High Society: English import Andrew Hall celebrates 50 years of his Society Brass Band

Andrew Hall met David Bowie on just one occasion. “Wild, that was,” says Hall, sharing with textbook British dry wit the story of Bowie’s after-party for the 1970 “Night in […]

Next Level: Three daughters from three iconic fathers now set their own stage

New Orleans is known for its great musical families and jazz lineages where music is a craft, a business and a passion passed on from one generation to the next. […]

DumbSmart Industries: Local creatives form film company

“We had been working on stories before Nick had equipment,” New Orleans musician and actor Derrick Freeman explains of video/film collective DumbSmart Industries, which he co-founded a few years ago […]

Timeless Tradition: Calvin Johnson’s Pres Hall Series

“One of his mantras that he would always say to me,” Calvin Johnson Jr. recalls of his uncle—the late, great jazzman Ralph Johnson—from Preservation Hall’s courtyard offices, “was, ‘The world […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with artist and musician Tony Green

What is it about Django Reinhardt’s guitar playing that so hooked you as a young musician? Starting off as a teenager, I was into rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly. I […]