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Jason Schell Band, To the Hunt (Independent)

Jason Schell’s latest release, To the Hunt, is a fun-filled tribute to life in the sportsman’s paradise, and as one might expect, Schell creates images that will ring true to […]

Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band, Accordion Dragon (Independent)

As explained on the opening Chinese-themed “Intro” track, the dragon symbolizes prosperity, auspicious power and good fortune in East Asian culture. When it comes to zydeco accordionists, Corey Ledet is […]

Grayson Brockamp and the New Orleans Wildlife Band, A Dream or a Nightmare (Brockamp Music)

One could hardly wish for a more uplifting number than “Got Your Back, Yes Indeed,” which opens bassist Grayson Brockamp and the New Orleans Wildlife Band’s album, A Dream or […]

Various Artists, Travailler, C’est Trop Dur: The Lyrical Legacy of Caesar Vincent (Swallow Records)

About the time you’d think all of the discoveries in Cajun music had been made, along comes obscure balladeer Caesar Vincent (1882–1970) with his encyclopedic repertoire of ancient French songs. […]

Spencer Bohren, Makin’ It Home to You (Valve Records)

They call him the storyteller. Spencer Bohren has been plying his trade as a New Orleans–based singer-songwriter, guitarist and sometimes bandleader over the last 40 years. Somewhere during that run […]

The Revivalists Take Good Care (Loma Vista)

To get the obvious question out of the way: Does the Revivalists’ fourth album have another “Wish I Knew You” on it? And the answer is, sure: The two advance […]

Various Artists, Live at Little Gem Saloon: Basin Street Records Celebrates 20 Years (Basin Street Records)

The beauty of this album is that it’s the real deal, which also accurately describes the musicians as well as Basin Street Records, a New Orleans label through and through. […]

Tom Hook, “62” (Arbors Records)

Tom Hook’s 62 evokes a night in the American Camelot—Kennedy in the White House, Sinatra at the Sands, Joe Turner in New Orleans, Louis Prima and Keely Smith everywhere—a world […]

Future Cowboys, “Going Kamikaze” (Pantherburn)

Future Cowboys co-stars New Orleans singer-songwriter-actor Jamie Bernstein (Preacher, Scream Queens) and his New York collaborators Eren Cannata and Miguel Oliveira. The trio recorded the six-song EP, Going Kamikaze, in […]

The Wanting, “Dark Road” (Planetary Magnetics)

While Dark Road is their debut release, The Wanting have already garnered considerable attention in their hometown New Orleans with a performance at this year’s Crescent City Blues & BBQ […]