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Day Tripping: Visiting Cajun Country Between Jazz Fest Weekends

Have you ever tried to leave New Orleans during rush hour on a Friday evening after spending five hours at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, in hopes of […]

Feasting Beyond the Fest: The Soul (Food) of New Orleans

The best restaurants in New Orleans, be they Creole, Continental, Cajun or Down Home, all use the same pantry. They all reach into a box packed with peppers, smoked sausages […]

Side Trips: Cajun Backroads

The highlight of my visit to the Cajun Mardi Gras celebration in the tiny town of Church Point this spring was a record hunting stop at the Sound Center Record […]

Robert Ward, Fear No Evil (Black Top Records)

The first vibrato-laden notes of Robert Ward’s guitar grab your spinal column and crawl up your back like The Tingler. With all the expressiveness of a column of Leslie speakers […]

Eddie Hinton, Cry and Moan (Bullseye Blues Records)

The best news about this CD is that it is a new collection of Eddie Hinton tunes and has been released on a label that will make it widely available. […]

Irma Thomas, Simply the Best: Live! (Rounder Records)

I generally don’t like live recordings. Simply The Best is an exception. It is a straightforward recording of the Soul Queen of New Orleans doing her thing with her own […]

Cajun Blue Plate Specials

“Give me a good round or seven steak with potato salad or rice dressing, that’s Cajun cooking. I got to have that blue plate!” Chef Sonny Prather, Enola Prudhomme’s Cajun […]