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Michot’s Melody Makers gives the traditional music of Acadiana a pulsating new twist

Michot’s Melody Makers is a band on fire. That passion, energy and innovation drive Blood Moon, the band’s recording debut. The Melody Makers are Louis Michot, the singing, fiddling co-founder […]

Spiced Hip-Hop: Judah & the Lion’s evolution

Before Judah & the Lion became the hip-hop-spiced success it is now, the genre-mashing Nashville trio was a folky worship band. Annoyed about being labeled the “Christian” Mumford & Sons, […]

Eric Lindell, Revolution In Your Heart (Alligator Records)

Eric Lindell’s return to Chicago’s Alligator Records finds him in a soulful state of mind. Most of Revolution in Your Heart pursues a lively neo-soul tract, with Lindell referencing 1960s […]

Tom Hambridge, The NOLA Sessions (Album Review)

Grammy-winning blues and roots music producer Tom Hambridge’s eighth solo album, The NOLA Sessions, brought him to the Parlor Recording Studio in New Orleans. Hambridge collaborated with New Orleans musicians, […]

Jonathon Long, Jonathon Long (Wild Heart)

  Jonathon Long, the Baton Rouge singer, guitarist and songwriter formerly known as Jonathon “Boogie” Long, did his homework. After learning gospel songs in his early childhood, the teen-aged Long […]

Buddy Guy, The Blues Is Alive and Well (Silvertone/RCA)

  Blues star Buddy Guy reunites with producer, songwriter and drummer Tom Hambridge for their sixth album together. The title—The Blues Is Alive and Well—doesn’t lie. Guy, the Pointe Coupee […]

The Best High: Jonathon Long puts his songs and singing up front

Sometimes it’s time for a change. Despite being known as “Boogie” since he was two, Baton Rouge singer-guitarist-songwriter Jonathon Long recently dropped his nickname. The title of his new album—produced […]

MY MUSIC: Keith Stone

“I was a late-in-life baby, so my mom grew up in a different era in New Orleans. She loved music. My mom knew the music scene. She knew Louis Prima. When […]

Five Questions with Walter “Wolfman” Washington

  It’s a big year for Walter “Wolfman” Washington. In August and September, the classic New Orleans rhythm-and-blues artist toured with Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown. The all-star show’s 28 dates […]

Shemekia Copeland Talks Back

She’s a second-generation blues artist with a lot to say. In August, Shemekia Copeland released America’s Child, her ninth album. Her 22-month-old son, Johnny Lee Copeland-Schultz, inspired the topical collection […]