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Sonny Landreth, “Recorded Live in Lafayette” (Provogue)

As great a concert performer as Lafayette slide guitar ruler and singer Sonny Landreth is, Recorded Live in Lafayette is only his second in-concert CD. A double-CD release, it features […]

Samantha Fish talks back

New Orleans has long been a magnet for musicians and other artists working in many disciplines. Samantha Fish, a singer, songwriter and guitarist who’s released five albums via Germany’s blues-centric […]

New Orleans Beatles Festival: With a little help from my friends

The New Orleans Beatles Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with a 50th anniversary performance of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Taking place Saturday, July 22, […]

The Bacon Brothers [Kevin and Michael Bacon] talk back

Actor Kevin Bacon and his film-scoring brother, Michael, formed the Bacon Brothers band in 1995. Despite their busy separate careers, they keep their Americana, rock, country, singer-songwriter band going. The […]

Flow Tribe: You Know What It’s About

In the summer of 2004, a band formed by recent Brother Martin High School graduates picked the perfect name—Flow Tribe. For 13 years, the band has literally been a tribe, […]

Various Artists, “American Epic: The Collection” (Lo-Max/Third Man/Legacy)

American Epic: The Collection seems destined to win a Grammy award for best historical album. A box set in a bound book format containing five CDs and 100 recordings, The […]

Willie Nelson, “God’s Problem Child” (Legacy Recordings)

Willie Nelson released his latest album, the wise and warm God’s Problem Child, on April 28, the day before his 84th birthday. Like any great album, it works as a […]

PBS’ American Epic debuts in May

American Epic, a three-part music documentary series debuting May 16 on PBS, traces the music industry’s early–twentieth century quest to find and record blues and gospel performers in the South, […]

Herb Alpert talks back

Herb Alpert, the trumpet-playing leader of the Tijuana Brass and co-founder of the enormously successful A&M Records, makes his New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival debut on May 4. In […]

Fest Focus: Gregg Martinez

FRIDAY, MAY 5—FAIS DO-DO STAGE, 1:20 P.M. Gregg Martinez, the powerhouse swamp pop vocalist from Cajun country, inspires audiences through his big, emotional performances of classic soul and rhythm-and-blues. “I’m […]