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Building Bridges: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s New Sound

CHRISTIAN SCOTT ATUNDE ADJUAH: FRIDAY, APRIL 22—ZATARAIN’S WWOZ JAZZ TENT, 5:45 P.M.   Stretch Music is both the title of the latest album from Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and a […]

More Elvis Than Fats: North Louisiana’s Kevin Gordon and Kenny Bill Stinson

KEVIN GORDON: SUNDAY, APRIL 24—LAGNIAPPE STAGE, 4:05 P.M. KENNY BILL STINSON & THE ARK-LA-MYSTICS: FRIDAY, APRIL 29—LAGNIAPPE STAGE, 5:30 P.M.   Most lovers of Louisiana music are familiar with the […]

Tuba Skinny Stays on the Street

  It’s easy to understand why musicians who can’t get indoor gigs would play on the streets for tips. It’s harder to understand why they would keep busking even after […]

Charles Bradley is off Script at Jazz Fest

On the first Saturday of Jazz Fest 2013, Charles Bradley strode out on the Blues Tent stage as if he weren’t 65 years old but as if it were 1973 […]

Jeffrey Broussard, Cedric Watson and Corey Ledet’s Waltz with History

When Jeffery Broussard left the Zydeco Force in 2005 to launch a new, more traditional group, he called it Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys. When Cedric Watson departed the […]

Jonathan Batiste’s Underground Music

New Orleans has long been a piano town. And it’s long been a parade town. Therein lies the problem: If you’re a pianist, you can’t join the parade. No one’s […]

Nicholas Payton: His Song

“I want to embark on another journey that will include the music of my own generation,” Nicholas Payton said over coffee at Café Luna on Magazine Street in 2009. “I […]

BeauSoleil: Beau Brothers

Back in 1986, when BeauSoleil was first starting to tour a lot outside Louisiana, back when the Doucet brothers still had a bit of hair atop their heads, the band […]

Don Vappie: Give Me Back My Banjo

In 2007, the Folk Alliance hosted a concert by three banjo players at Memphis’s Marriott Hotel. The three men sat in a semi-circle of chairs, the drum-like bodies of the […]