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Book of Love: 30th anniversary tour continues

In the 1980s, the electronic dance-pop band Book of Love released the club favorites “Boy,” “I Touch Roses” and “You Make Me Feel So Good.” A co-ed quartet from New […]

That Kalenda Thing: The Lost Bayou Ramblers’ Voyage

Nearly 20 years into Lost Bayou Ramblers’ career, the band can claim famous fans and Grammy nominations. The Violent Femmes’ Gordon Gano and the Pogues’ Spider Stacy jumped at the […]

Worlds Apart: Courir de Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in New Orleans and Mardi Gras in Cajun country can be worlds part. Parades, floats, beads, marching bands and even spectators are traditionally not part of the rural […]

Maceo Parker Talks Back

Maceo Parker, the maestro of funky saxophone, spent much of his career as a high-profile sideman. On stage, he shared the spotlight with James Brown, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson, the insightful British songwriter and master guitarist, is bringing in his electric trio to New Orleans. Thompson booked his February 3 show at House of Blues as a […]

Lloyd Price, “This Is Rock and Roll” (Double L Records)

At 84, Kenner native and rock ’n’ roll pioneer Lloyd Price has released a new album. Hearing Price performing his This Is Rock and Roll songs, he’s clearly the same […]

Lifetime Achievement in Music Business: Steve and Cézanne Nails

After a car crash left musician Steve Nails paralyzed in 1984, he searched for a way to stay in music. Dockside Studio on the banks of the Vermilion River near […]

Johnny Mathis Talks Back

In 2016, elegant pop balladeer Johnny Mathis celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of his Columbia Records debut. The golden-toned singer of “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say” and “Wonderful! […]

Chris Thomas King, “Hotel Voodoo” (21st Century Blues)

“American Man (In the Key of Free)” is one of many surprises on Grammy-winner Chris Thomas King’s first studio album in five years. Known primarily as a blues artist, the […]

Henry Gray and the Creole Cats, “92” (Independent)

Singer-pianist Henry Gray performed in Chicago and toured from the city from 1946 to 1968. During the golden age of Chicago blues, Gray played piano in the studio and on […]