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An Apology Regarding Our Review of Tasche de la Rocha’s “Gold Rose”

The most recent issue of OffBeat included a review of Tasche de la Rocha’s forthcoming album, Gold Rose, that many people in our community believe was written in poor taste. […]

REWIND: Joe Krown, “Organ Combo Funk Yard” (STR Digital Records)

“[The title for Funk Yard] actually started with a picture. I was working with Bob Compton, who’s a photographer, and we were looking for a name for the record and […]

Hurray for the Riff Raff, “The Navigator” (ATO)

I’ve been a hungry ghost/ So I travel coast to coast In New Orleans we watched Alynda Segarra grow from a ragged teenage traveler singing shyly on the streets of […]

David Greely, “Shadows-on-the-Teche” (Give and Go Records)

Shadows-on-the-Teche is, arguably, David Greely’s most unusual recording yet in a storied career of eclectic solo projects and decades with Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. Commissioned by the National […]

Ron Hacker & Friends, “Live at the Old U.S. Mint” (Independent)

It’s hard to remember the last time New Orleans had a good old-fashioned blues summit meeting, but that’s more or less what Ron Hacker and his very famous friends have […]

Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band, “Standing on Faith” (CPL Records)

It’s becoming a familiar story. Many of today’s zydeco stalwarts would rather be known as artists with overarching talents than be pigeonholed solely as zydeco. Now add Corey Ledet to […]

Burris, “Meant to Be” (Independent)

Introducing jazz elements into otherwise straightforward rock is a gimmick as old as Blood, Sweat & Tears or Chicago, but when done right, it’s thrilling in a way that rock […]

David L. Harris, “Blues I Felt” (Independent)

Trombonist, vocalist and composer David L. Harris opens Blues I Felt with a lot of gumption and drama. The Baton Rouge native teams with an A-team of young up-and-comers on […]

Josh Hyde, “The Call of the Night” (Independent)

Though he isn’t exactly a household name in the Pelican State music scene, singer-songwriter/guitarist Josh Hyde isn’t a stranger, either. Since 1998, he’s released five self-produced albums, and he occasionally […]

Scott Ramminger, “Do What Your Heart Says To” (Independent)

Say what you might about Scott Ramminger, a veteran saxophonist from D.C. who works in all manner of blues, soul and R&B styles: He’s not afraid to give the people […]