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Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 51):
Kristina Morales, Singin’ and Shufflin’

Last August, budding belle Kristina Morales and her band, the Bayou Shufflers, took to Kickstarter to score funding for its album, Louisiana Fairytale. A departure from the contemporary jazz stylings […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 50):
Hooting and Hollering with Mr. Okra

During Jazz Fest, Emanation Inc. released the Mr. Okra in Your Pocket talking key chain, which was promptly sold covertly — and not so covertly — on the Fair Grounds […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 49):
Leroy Jones, Shades of Satchmo

The cover story of this month’s edition of OffBeat profiles local trumpeter Leroy Jones, from his youth as a member of the Hurricane Brass Band, to his tenure with fellow […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 48): Palmetto Bug Stompers, Buzzing Right Along

While New Orleans’ street music scene has changed quite a bit in the decade since Washboard Chaz and bassist Robert Snow struck up the Palmetto Bug Stompers’ first jig, there […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 47): Davell Crawford, Just Enough for the City

In May, Davell Crawford delivered My Gift to You, the sixth album of his career and the Piano Prince of New Orleans’ first since the release of the dazzling Born […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 46): 9th Ward Opera Company, Nouveau Theatrical

Nearly a year ago, classical vocalist and adjunct UNO professor Kathleen Westfall debuted the 9th Ward Opera Company, holding public performances of Burnand and Sullivan’s Cox and Box and Gilbert […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 45): Honey Island Swamp Band, Singing for Supper

On July 30, the Honey Island Swamp Band‘s Cane Sugar is set to receive its national release courtesy of the recently revived Louisiana Red Hot imprint and thanks in part […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 44): Sweet Home New Orleans, Raising the Bar

Earlier this year, musicians’ advocacy group Sweet Home New Orleans announced the Empower Musicians Seal of Approval program which commends local music venues that provide its performers with an equitable wage […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 43): Tom McDermott’s Bamboula

Since his move to New Orleans in the mid-’80s, pianist Tom McDermott has come to be known as one of the finest purveyors of the city’s signature sound. Few rival […]

Look-Ka Py Py Podcast (ep 42): Ben Sandmel and Ernie K-Doe’s Next Big Hit

Last April, the Historic New Orleans Collection published Ben Sandmel’s Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans, a biography which chronicles the flamboyant New Orleans icon’s turbulent and tremendous […]