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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 […]

Video: Faces of Frenchmen Street: Washboard Chaz

We sat down with Washboard Chaz Leary to talk about moving to New Orleans, his music, and the state of Frenchmen Street in the first episode of our “Faces of […]

Video: Russell Welch Hot Quartet at Louisiana Music Factory

Russell Welch and his Hot Quartet performed at the Louisiana Music Factory on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Welch performed his song “Explaining Places” from the album Mississippi Gypsy. OffBeat intern […]

Video: Big Chief Bo Dollis Funeral Celebration

Friends, family members, musicians, and Mardi Gras Indians gathered at the Carver Theater in New Orleans on January 30, 2015, to pay their final respects to the iconic Big Chief […]

Video: Best of the Beat Award Winners

We managed to corral Best of the Beat award winners after they received their awards at the ceremony on January 22. OffBeat videographer JonGunnar Gylfason asked one simple question to […]

Video: Kenneth Ferdinand Talks About Danny Barker

We sat down with Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival organizer Kenneth Ferdinand to talk about the importance of the Jazz Master, and Ferdinand gave us a master class in […]

Video: Ellis Marsalis’ Lifetime Achievement in Music Award

The incomparable jazz great Ellis Marsalis received the OffBeat Magazine Lifetime Achievement in Music Award at the Best of the Beat Music Business award ceremony last night. The cream of […]

Video: Detroit Brooks Talks About Danny Barker

Detroit Brooks helped create the Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival to honor the late Jazz Master Danny Barker, whom he credits with revitalizing the traditional jazz scene in New […]