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Water Seed, Say Yeah!! Live at the Blue Nile (Louisiana Red Hot Records)

Water Seed has it all going for them. They’re fun, funky, talented musicians who know how to make people dance. They’ve followed up their last release, We Are Stars, with […]

Mark Braud, Living the Tradition (Album Review)

Carrying on traditions is one thing, but contributing to and expanding on them is an entirely different task—especially if the tradition is New Orleans music. If Mark Braud’s goal was […]

Amanda Shaw, Please Call Me Miss Shaw (Album Review)

Please, Call Me Miss Shaw finds Miss Shaw rocking out and continuing to evolve into a fiercely independent musician who refuses to be pigeonholed as a “Cajun artist.” While Shaw […]

Yvette Landry & The Jukes, Louisiana Lovin’ (Soko Music)

The roots of this Yvette Landry–Roddie Romero collaboration began when they performed Dale & Grace’s number one hit “I’m Leaving It Up to You” at a gig, then waxed a […]

Darcy Malone & the Tangle, Pure as Gold (Independent)

This is Malone and the Tangle’s third release in two years, and the sound and confidence of the band continue to evolve. In the past they’ve honored the band’s name […]

Cha Wa, Spyboy (UPT)

The easy hook on Cha Wa is that they’re a fusion of Mardi Gras Indian and brass band music. That’s true enough, but the music on their second CD is […]

Lane Mack, Swampodisiac (Independent)

Lane Mack’s sophomore effort Swampodisiac is sonic proof that his auspicious 2015 debut wasn’t a fluke but a solidly constructed foundation to build upon. Compared to its eponymously titled predecessor, […]

John Mooney, Truth of the Matter (Independent)

John Mooney is part of the last group of New Orleans musicians to have worked alongside and learned from departed masters like Professor Longhair, Earl King, Snooks Eaglin et al. […]

Crossing Canal, Lowdown Runaround Fool (Independent)

Ruby Ross of Charlottesville and Patrick Cooper of Shreveport make up the singer/songwriter duo Crossing Canal. They interpret their original tunes with gentle vocal harmonies and accompany themselves with lightly […]

Ted Hefko and the Thousandaires, Gas Station Guru (Onager Records)

A veteran of the New Orleans music scene since he hopped on a Greyhound bus bound for the Crescent City from his native Wisconsin at age 18, Ted Hefko hits […]