The Best Music of 1997

Whether it was a show, a CD or a simple moment, our staff and a host of others looked back at their musical calendars and culled the best of 1997. […]

LMNOP Music Conference, EAT’ M, Dash Rip Rock, Simien Signs, Hot Sounds Contest, New Music Commission Members & More

The LMNOP Music Conference, which will be held April 27-29, 1998 (between Jazz Festival weekends), is now offering early registration discounts. Sign up before the end of January and you’ll […]

Anson Funderburgh and Sam Myers & Holiday Blues Gifts

“I’m still waiting for when I have to grow up and get a real job,” laughs blues guitar-great Anson Funderburgh. Calling from a tour stop in California, Funderburgh is reflecting […]

Musician Magazine’s Best Unsigned Band Competition, Rock for Tots, The Language of New Orleans Vol. 2, Dash Rip Rock & More

Musician magazine is currently accepting entries for the 1998 Best Unsigned Band (BUB) competition. Open to all unsigned bands and artists of every genre, this is an opportunity for local […]

Information is Power

Ever wonder why things take so long to happen in New Orleans? Here’s a little story for you: Back in 1987, I had a job with a local marketing consulting […]

Goodbye to Corey Harris; Welcome back for Bryan Lee; Mem does Muddy

Since moving to New Orleans in 1992, acoustic bluesman and Colorado native Corey Harris has gone from street-singing in Jackson Square to opening shows for B.B. King, Natalie Merchant and […]

LMNOP Dates Set, The Cold, Dogstar Communications & More

The next Louisiana Music New Orleans’ Pride (LMNOP) Music Conference has been scheduled for April 27-29, 1998. The conference will feature musical panels, clinics, showcases and workshops designed to help […]

Jon Cleary: Heir to the New Orleans Piano Throne

New Orleans rhythm and blues is in danger of dying in its hometown. When the British Invasion wiped out the genre’s commercial viability in the early 60s, at least fans […]

Various Artists, Louisiana Blues (Arhoolie)

This 48-minute, 12-song, five-artist showcase for Louisiana’s finest bluesmen first appeared in 1970, and despite its absence from the standard classic-blues discographies compiled in the past 27 years, it’s as […]

John Broven Adds Music to the Words

Englishman John Broven is known to most New Orleans and Louisiana music buffs via his two excellent books, Rhythm & Blues In New Orleans and South To Louisiana. While Broven […]