Deepest Blues

Journalist-turned-producer Robert Palmer tells the tale of how he found himself recording North Mississippi blues artists — persevering through lightning strikes and the idiosyncrasies of the region.   Robert Palmer […]

Livin’ Large: The Hard Life, Fast Times, and Golden Smile of J. Monque’D

It is a beautiful day in J. Monque’D’s neighborhood. You can’t quite see the Mississippi River from the door of his rented shotgun apartment, but you can feel the cool […]

James Hall Rising

With musical prowess, a natural flair for the dramatic and an intriguing first album, Hall and his band are the most promising unit on the local alternative scene.   The […]

John Campbell Remembered

John Campbell, the Shreveport-born slide guitarist and self-professed hoodoo man, hated going to sleep, for fear he would not wake up. “He didn’t like the day to end,” remembers his […]

TULBox on the Move; Notes on the Fluid, Stavin’ Chain and PJ Harvey

Supporters of WTUL’s TULbox live simulcasts need not fret that the college rock series has been dumped—it’s merely on hiatus. A Monday night fixture at Tipitina’s since 1988, the show […]

Jazz Fest ’93 Revisited

Michael Tisserand Who is the R&B diva making a surprise appearance in the gospel tent? What Canadian songstress is jamming with what New Orleans group? Which Beatle is performing with […]

Miniature Jazz Fest Goes on Tour; Big Sun Celebrates New Disc

If it works here, why not everywhere? Producers of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have teamed up with San Francisco-based promoter Bill Graham Presents to test the national […]

The Songdogs: Fest Focus

Red Priest need only gaze into his back yard for a tangible, very large reminder of the days when he and his fellow Songdogs were at the forefront of the […]

Night Crawling: Seeking Out the Best Music of the Jazz Fest Season After Dark

The following is a consolidated rundown of some of the best bets for nighttime musical experiences during the Jazz Fest. Quite frankly, it’s an embarrassing orgy of music. The only […]

Alligator and Black Top Extravaganzas; the Fair Grounds in Blue

Well, it’s that time of year again. Another two weeks of great music, food, and fun. Alligator Records is set to celebrate with a special show at Muddy Water’s on […]