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Obituary: Eddie Bo (1930-2009)

Still mourning the unexpected deaths of Snooks Eaglin and Antoinette K-Doe, the New Orleans music community suffered yet another bitter blow on March 17 with the sudden passing of Eddie […]

Charlie Louvin

As one half of the most successful duo in country music history—the Louvin Brothers—Charlie Louvin began performing on the Grand Ole Opry in 1955; and, along side his brother Ira, […]

Little Freddie King: A King’s Life

Few musical genres have suffered as much bastardization, misinterpretation and just plain abuse as the blues. Once reserved almost exclusively for the juke joint—that back o’ town bastion of crap-shooting, […]

The Last Record Man

“I hope you don’t take this the wrong way,” I stammered to the tall, robust-looking gentleman I was waiting on at La Crepe Nanou Restaurant, “but I didn’t know any […]

Obituary: Wilson “Willie Tee” Turbinton

World famous jazz musicians “Cannonball” Adderley and Weather Report counted him as one of their favorites. The Geto Boys and Sean “P. Diddy” Combs sampled his songs. He’s Willie Tee, […]

Words on Film

New Orleanians know longtime resident John Sinclair more as a multi-tasking guardian of the arts than a counter-culture warrior. The wide swath he cut after moving to Louisiana in the […]

The Muddy Road

When swamp pop singer Joe Barry finally lost his battle to numerous health problems and passed away in August 2004 he’d lived so many different lives it was hard to […]

Mac’s Wild Years

Mac Rebennack was born in 1941. Dr. John was born in 1967. What happened in between would color his whole musical career. “In New Orleans, everything—food, music, religion, even the […]