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Video: “New Orleans in Me” by Joe Lastie and Big Chief David Montana

“Ten years have gone, it’s a better day.” — David Montana, Big Chief, Washitaw Mardi Gras Nation The living room in Big Chief David Montana‘s house in Mid-City is crowded […]

Video: Faces of Frenchmen Street Episode 6: Meschiya Lake

We sat down with Meschiya Lake to discuss the realities of playing music every night on Frenchmen Street. While Lake acknowledges that Frenchmen Street has changed over the years, the […]

Video: Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill’s Funeral Procession

Marching to the tune of “I’ll Fly Away,” hundreds of mourners took to the streets of New Orleans for Trumpet Black’s funeral. The young musician was laid to rest in […]

Video: Faces of Frenchmen Ep 5: Delfeayo Marsalis

Trombonist and bandleader Delfeayo Marsalis sits down to talk about playing music in New Orleans. Marsalis gives us his take on the musical and culture of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina […]

Video: Faces of Jazz Fest 2015

We asked Jazz Fest 2015 attendees what they love the most about the festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Despite being in the midst of the largest single-day crowds in […]

Video: Faces of Frenchmen Ep 4: Sarah McCoy

We sit down with Frenchmen Street powerhouse Sarah McCoy and the members of her band The Oopsie Daisies for the fourth installment of our Faces of Frenchmen Street video interview series. […]

YouTube du Jour: Rory Danger Gets Dangerous in the Crowd

The rain gave up just long enough for the Rory Danger and the Danger Dangers to perform/chase the white whale on the last Sunday of French Quarter Fest. YouTube poster […]

Video: Washboard Lissa and Nervous Duane

Clarinet virtuoso and electric guitar extraordinaire “Nervous” Duane performed last Sunday afternoon at new Frenchmen Street venue Rare Form with the iconic Washboard Lissa (Lissa Driscoll). We’re saddened to report […]

Video: Mahalia’s New Orleans at Newcomb College

On March 7, the Newcomb College Institute’s Skau Art and Music fund sponsored a concert and conference in honor of the great gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. Irma Thomas, Dr. Michael […]

Video: Faces of Frenchmen Street: Pat Casey

Bass player Pat Casey has become a regular fixture on the Frenchmen Street music scene, and we sat down with him to find out what brought him to town and […]