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July 1999: “Zachary Richard: A Tale of Two Cultures”

OffBeat Magazine is celebrating 30 years and reached that milestone with our November 2017 issue. To mark the anniversary, over the next 12 months OffBeat will re-publish excerpts from features […]

Zachary Richard Goes Crazy

In September, he was blasted by a simulated hurricane, thanks to an ambitious music video concept, a prolific Henderson Volunteer Fire Department hose and the backside of a McGee’s Landing […]

Sonny Landreth: Inside the Slide

Bassist Dave Ranson was one of the first to be blown away by Sonny Landreth’s six-string prowess. He was 12 or 13, and he went to a party where the […]

Lil’ Band O’ Gold

Warren Storm laughs a deep laugh. The 63-year-old musician sits on an apartment couch, looking at photos and remembering his first tour. He’s worked professionally for more than five decades, […]

Zachary Richard: A Tale of Two Cultures

A man caught between two cultures, Cajun Renaissance man Zachary Richard readies two retrospectives as Cap Enragé eyes double platinum. You wouldn’t think it would al1 add up. But more […]

Beau Jocque & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers, Check It Out, Lock it In, Crank it Up!

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Bois Sec Ardoin with Balfa Toujours, Allons Danser (Rounder)

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Fest Focus: Hunter Hayes

The lighted sign outside Mulate’s Cajun Resaurant reads “WELCOME FRI 3-7, BEER $1.” This isn’t the kind of place you’d expect to interview a six-year-old. But this is where Hunter […]

Fest Focus: Coteau

Texas’ Flatlanders, a band of country-influenced singer-songwriters that includes Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Joe Ely, have often been billed as “more a legend than a band.” The group […]

Festival International de Louisiane Celebrates “Racines Latines”

It’s a pretty good set-up we’ve got here in Louisiana. Mardi Gras season leads to Lent, the festival season and the holiday season. Then we take it again from the […]