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Brint Anderson, Covered in Earl (Independent)

New Orleans is a city of musical surprises. Let your ears lead you as you stroll down the street and alluring music drifts into your consciousness. I used to walk […]

Mitch Woods, Jammin’ On the High Cs (Vizztone)

Pianist Mitch Woods has long been under the sway of the New Orleans piano tradition and has recently moved to the city, where he’s been a presence at local clubs […]

Rejoice! 20 Years of the Panorama Jazz Band

On July 4, 1985 Ben Schenck experienced the moment that would change his life. The 22-year-old music student went to the Capitol Mall in Washington D.C. for the Smithsonian Folkways […]

Lawdy Miss Clawdy: Lloyd Price in New Orleans

Lloyd Price, the Kenner-born R&B star who recorded numerous pop and R&B hit singles including “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Stagger Lee” and “(You’ve Got) Personality,” has written an unusual autobiography titled […]

Celebrating Tito and Celia

Margie Perez has been something of a Jill-of-all-trades on the New Orleans music scene, but her new band Muevelo could be the vehicle that finally defines her as an artist. […]

Oh, Crap, It’s Christmas Again

Sassy vocalist Debbie Davis and her tuba-playing husband Matt Perrine will revive their sly and delightful holiday music pageant again this year at Café Istanbul on December 13 at 7 […]

Zeke Fishhead, No Fun (LiveDownloads.com)

Zeke Fishhead (a.k.a. Ed Volker) has a treasure trove of home demos that surpasses even the prolific Pete Townshend. Since the 1970s, Volker has assembled these songs in a bare-bones […]

Even Seven Is Not Enough: The Magnificent 7 at Rock ’n’ Bowl

New Orleans, the birthplace of funk and the preferred stomping grounds of jam band fans and followers of the freak philosophy, has a history of historic jam sessions that goes […]

Blues Bard of the Bywater: It’s nice to have Andy J. Forest around

Andy J. Forest enjoys his drive to work so much he wrote a song about it. “Bartender Friend,” the opening track on Forest’s great new album, Word Shadows & Ghost […]

October Blues

I’m going down to Louisiana Baby behind the sun Well you know I just found out My trouble’s just begun I’m going down to New Orleans Get me a mojo […]