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Big Shoes, “Step On It!” (Independent)

The seven veteran Nashville and Muscle Shoals musicians in Big Shoes make it sound easy. Big Shoes features musicians who’ve performed with Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Taj Mahal, Etta James, […]

FQFIQ: The Vettes

Even in the eclectic New Orleans music scene, the Vettes strike a different chord. Inspired by synthesizer-laden 1980s pop, the Vettes recently released their second full-length album, Gold Star. The […]

FQFIQ: Jamal Batiste Band

Like many musicians in New Orleans, Jamal Batiste comes from a musical family. Musicians in the Batiste clan include his father, David, a music teacher and leader of the Gladiators; […]

FQFIQ: George And Gerald French

Two generations of great New Orleans musicians fill two-thirds of the George French Trio. And depending on the gig, drummer Gerald French and his father, bassist George French, may call […]

FQF IQ: Bon Bon Vivant

Singer-songwriter Abigail Cosio and her future husband, saxophonist Jeremy Kelley, moved to New Orleans a decade ago from Los Angeles. In 2013, they formed their gypsy-jazz band, Bon Bon Vivant. […]

Al “Lil’ Fats” Jackson pays tribute to Fats Domino.

If you listen to Al “Lil’ Fats” Jackson sing without seeing him, you may assume you’re hearing Fats Domino. There’s good reason for that. When Jackson was a child in […]

Squirrel Nut Zippers: Not a Reunion, a Revival

In March, the Squirrel Nut Zippers released Beasts of Burgundy. Recorded in New Orleans at the Marigny studio owned by producer-engineer Mike Napolitano and Ani DiFranco, it’s the band’s first […]

Wishbone Ash: Twin-guitar attack

Wishbone Ash may not have invented the twin-guitar attack in rock music, but the British prog-rock band was there from the technique’s early days. In the United States, the Allman […]

Songwriting with Soldiers: Mary Gauthier goes where the hurt is

Mary Gauthier digs deeply for a song. She never fears exposing the darker places in the human soul. “My natural instinct is to go deep,” the Nashville-based singer-songwriter from Baton […]

More Than a Tribute: Celebrating David Bowie

David Bowie—a.k.a. Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane and Major Tom—is gone but surely not forgotten. Celebrating David Bowie, a tour starring Bowie musicians who worked with him […]