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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes talks back

Mississippi’s Jimmy “Duck” Holmes is the keeper of the Bentonia blues tradition flame. He follows such earlier practitioners of the country-blues style as Skip James, Jack Owens and brothers Henry […]

Samantha Fish, Kill or Be Kind (Rounder)

Following five albums with Germany’s Ruf Records, blues, rock and more singer—guitarist Samantha Fish—moves to the great American roots-music label, Rounder Records. Fish and fellow New Orleans resident, Grammy-winning producer […]

HeavyDrunk, Holywater (Independent)

Raised in Monroe, Louisiana, and Jackson, Mississippi, Rob Robinson leads the Nashville-based soul-blues- Southern rock band HeavyDrunk. On record, the group is a sprawling ensemble including six vocalists, horns, B3 […]

The Pogues plus Lost Bayou Ramblers equal Poguetry

When Spider Stacy and Cait O’Riordan from the Pogues meet the Lost Bayou Ramblers, they make Poguetry together. The Pogues, of course, are the Anglo-Irish folk-punk band from London that […]

Harold Battiste and Cher: I Got You Babe

When Cher brings her Here We Go Again Tour to New Orleans on December 13, she’ll be in the hometown of the musician who helped make her 55 years of […]

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Cypress Grove (Easy Eye Sound)

Mississippi’s Jimmy “Duck” Holmes plays the raw country blues style identified most famously with his Bentonia bluesmen predecessors, Skip James and Jack Owens. Bentonia musicians tune the open strings of […]

Dr. Michael Torregano, Morning Inspiration (KWS/Concord)

Like so many New Orleans musicians, Dr. Michael Torregano covers the stylistic waterfront. His influences include Earth, Wind & Fire, The Spinners and Michael Jackson as well as Oscar Peterson, […]

Yvette Landry discovers Warren Storm in a new book and CD

In southwest Louisiana, the singing, drumming godfather of swamp pop is a local celebrity. Warren Storm’s fans include Yvette Landry, the swamp pop and Cajun musician who’s written a new […]

Widespread Panic at UNO Lakefront Arena

Widespread Panic will perform October 31-November 2 at the UNO Lakefront Arena. When illness forces both the Rolling Stones and their last-minute replacement, Fleetwood Mac, to cancel their appearances at […]

Terence Blanchard talks back

In June, the Metropolitan Opera announced that it will stage an opera by an African-American composer for the first time in the company’s 163-year history. New Orleans jazz trumpeter Terence […]