Hungry for live music… Look no further. Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top shows for tonight, Wednesday, December 5, 2012: Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, Kipori “Baby Wolf” Woods and Colin Lake.
Who: Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters
Where: d.b.a. (map)
When: 10:00 p.m.
Why: When the Wolfman is on the prowl, no groove is safe. Washington’s Wednesday evening outings with his longtime outfit the Roadmasters make for a night of choice blues, soul, funk and New Orleans R&B.
Who: Kipori “Baby Wolf” Woods
Where: Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse (map)
When: 5:00 p.m.
Why: When the “Baby Wolf” howls, he summons the spirits of the blues masters past. His blistering licks weave through the sounds of Albert King, Jimi Hendrix and Lightnin’ Hopkins often over the course of a few bars.
Who: Colin Lake
Where: Margaritaville (map)
When: 3:00 p.m.
Why: Since relocating to the Crescent City, virtuoso axeman and lap steel player Lake has immersed himself in the Mississippi blues. His wail belies his age, and his playing, a force to reckon.