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John Mooney, Truth of the Matter (Independent)

John Mooney is part of the last group of New Orleans musicians to have worked alongside and learned from departed masters like Professor Longhair, Earl King, Snooks Eaglin et al. […]

Paul Sanchez, One More Trip Around the Sun (Independent)

Paul Sanchez keeps turning out classic albums like its 1966. Sanchez may be the perfect example of how New Orleans musicians have dealt with the collapse of the music industry. […]

The Radiators, Welcome to the Monkey House (Radz Records)

Sometimes the best things happen when you’re not even trying. The Radiators have labored for many years over their recordings trying to capture the strange alchemy that makes Fishhead music […]

Tom McDermott, Podge-Hodge (Independent)

The evaporation of the music business has left a lot of recording artists flopping around outside of the original musiquarium, gasping for air. New Orleans musicians, without a music industry […]

Johnny Sansone, Hopeland (Shortstack Records)

If you don’t already know who Johnny Sansone is, it’s high time you found out about him. Long known for his instrumental prowess, particularly on harmonica and accordion, Sansone has […]

Steve Miller talks back

STEVE MILLER BAND: SUNDAY, MAY 6—GENTILLY STAGE, 5:20 P.M.   You might think you know Steve Miller from the hits—“Fly Like an Eagle,” “Abracadabra,” “The Joker,” “Take the Money and […]

Fest Focus: Marcia Ball

FRIDAY, MAY 4—GENTILLY STAGE, 1:35 P.M.   Marcia Ball fans will be thrilled this Jazz Fest by the material from her great new record, Shine Bright. “We’re going to be […]

Fats Domino, The Quintessential New Orleanian

The Once and Future King Fats Domino passed last October, but he remains an animate force in New Orleans life through his music. Domino’s spirit is not just the sound […]

Hey Pocky Way: A Mardi Gras Indian Jazz Fest guide

If you go to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, you gotta go see the Mardi Gras Indians at the Heritage Stage. It’s the perfect place to hear this […]

High Spirits: The Radiators’ 40th family reunion

The Radiators are back at Jazz Fest this year, celebrating their 40th anniversary at the scene of many memorable shows, the Gentilly stage on the final day of the fest. […]